The Harshness of Pregnancy

It has not been the best of weeks. I had been vomiting for almost a week after almost every meal. Because of that, I have been having constipation too. The other day when I went in for my regular check up, I forgot I had to do a urine test. I drank about 8 glasses of water straight to produce some pee and the moment I stepped out of the car, I vomited like an open tap. It was horrible. After that, it was just vomit after vomit. Before that, I already couldn’t eat much. Maybe a few spoon fulls, about the size of a small bowl of porridge or soup, for dinner.

Just when I thought I was getting better, yesterday I stood by the sink and vomited for a good 5 minutes. It is really tiring.

On the bright side, my dog has been with me through all my moments. He does this thing where he gives me his paw to make me feel better. He’d sit by the toilet bowl with me too. I love this little furkid to bits.


The other day I was talking to my friend who has a friend who was about to deliver. As she was already in the hospital for a few days, I thought she was having a c-section. When I mentioned it, my friend seemed to react to what I said quite badly, like it was a shameful thing to opt for c-section instead of natural birth.

To be honest, I have been thinking about all the options and considering a non-natural birth. So I was quite taken aback. I guess we are still very judgmental towards each other. On the other hand, I know of women who chose c-section and are pro c-section. I guess you can’t please everyone.


I had wanted to share with you some pictures of baby Tarn, but I left them in the office and I’m not in the office today. But I will definitely try to upload some the next time I blog.

Here’s to hoping the nausea goes away soon, now that we are approaching the 12th week. I have heard of stories of people who vomit their whole pregnancy, who vomit nearly every hour that they needed to be hospitalized. I guess compared to them, pregnancy is a breeze for me.


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