With Johannes I was nauseous and even threw up a few times but it was manageable. I could get out of bed every morning, shower, go to work. It was unpleasant and I was forced to avoid several food groups, but in retrospect it was not that bad.
Now that I’m pregnant with my second baby I can vouche first hand about just how debilitating and awful severe morning sickness can really be. In my case it took over my whole life. I couldn’t get up out of bed some days for more than a few minutes. I was not able to play with my son, to cook dinner, to do groceries or laundry or even really eat. I spent minutes and hours hoping and wishing the nausea to go away. Over the course of two incredibly long months I spent more quality time with my toilet bowl than I did with my husband and my son. The guilt that went along with it was a whole other story. I had to rely a lot on help from family for everything from cleaning, to laundry, to groceries and cooking.
But in the end it passed. I feel like I got lucky and the “morning sickness” only lasted 2 or so months. It started to subside around week 10 and got a little better every week. Now, at almost 15 weeks along I am 90% back to normal. The nausea still comes and goes, seems worse in the evening or when I’m really really tired. But its better, and I can finally get back to my regular life.
Did anyone else experience really bad morning sickness?? How did you cope?