Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Guess What....




I'm pregnant! 

It is great news and we are very excited but as some of you may have already noticed I've been really sick. I thought for some reason that I would be able to push through this yucky stage and just be myself and get things done but it's not shaping out to be that way. I have spent mot of the last week and a half in bed trying to keep food down. I hope you will all bear with me while I take a short blogging break. I'll blog when possible but for the most part I'm going to be focusing on keeping this baby and myself healthy. I'm still really early. Only 6 weeks so I debated if I should even say anything but I'm sure you'll all start to wonder sooner or later why I'm not blogging as much. 

Keep me  in your prayers while I try and get through this difficult first trimester. Thanks everyone! 

...and if any of you have any tips you can share on morning sickness relief I would love to hear it! I'll take all the help and advice I can get

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  1. Congratulations! Wonderful news, and definitely a good excuse to take a break! Praying for your health and that new little one!

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  2. And as far as the morning sickness, I found ginger to help quite a bit, as do saltine crackers. Thebump.com has some great discussion boards that were very helpful - might be worth checking out!

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  3. Congrats! Hope you feel better soon! I felt green the first three months with both of my babies. Eating a couple saltines with peanut butter before I even got out of bed in the morning helped a little.
    Elizabeth

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  4. congratulations!! that is so fabulous!

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  5. Wahoo! I just finished the first trimester! Extra sharp cheddar, and REAL ginger ale (from the health food store) are what works for me.

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  6. I am 9 weeks, and Sea Bands wrist bands have helped. Sea Bands also makes a ginger gum. Other than that, white bread, especially sour dough bagels help a lot! I think it soaks up acid in my stomach.

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  7. Congratulations!! I think that for general nausea, eating more frequently (crackers, etc) helps. But for the real deal...the kind where nothing stays down, I'd just ask your dr. for a prescription if you are really suffering.

    Upside is that the baby needs very little from you at this point to develop :-)

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  8. Congratulations! I seemed to feel better when I had a small snack every few hours (like half of a nutrition bar or 2-3 peanut butter crackers). I'd wake up in the middle of the night to nibble on something so I wouldn't feel sick in the morning.

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  9. oh yay1!!!!!!!!! so so happy for you and hope you feel well soon! and i can't wait to see the nursery design you come up with. :)

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  10. Ahhhh so happy for you! I was wondering where you've been :-)

    Feel better!

    xoxo
    eileen
    www.acreativedayblog.com

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  11. Congratulations!! Happy happy news!
    I had terrible morning-noon-and night sickness with all three of my kids and have found that everyone is different as to what helps them. A co-worker suggested Jackie O's remedy - sucking on butterscotch candies, and that did help me. (only butterscotch! isn't that weird?) I also found that being waited on hand and foot was quite helpful :) Your dr. may prescribe something if you continue to feel awful.
    Best wishes that you feel better soon and have a wonderful rest of your pregnancy!

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  12. I was actually getting worried this morning! Congratulations!!! I wish I had some amazing remedy to send your way...but I don't.

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  13. Oh my gosh! That is great news Kirsten! But I know how the dreaded first few months go. I am like 5-6 weeks pregnant too! Due sometime around September 17. Hope you start to feel better soon and that the yuckiness won't last long.

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  14. Congratulations! Ugh first trimester is the WORST isn't it? I'm about 6 months pregnant too and SO glad to be past that stage. Have you tried preggie pops for morning sickness? They made a HUGE difference for me. You can get them at motherhood or I think even online. I hope this stage passes quickly for you!

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  15. Congratulations!!! I hear great things about Preggie Pops. Hope you get to feeling better soon :)

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  16. Yay! Exciting news! Ugh... I shudder just thinking about that sick first trimester feeling!

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  17. I get oh-oh-oh so sick for the first half of every pregnancy. I think I seriously spend 5 months sitting still on the couch spending all my mental energy on not-vomiting. Things that have not helped me: Zofran, or anything medicinal, sadly. Things that have helped me: keeping smells out of my house (kitchen garbage can gets the boot... to the garage or back yard.) Taking it slow when waking up and getting out of bed. Getting as much sleep as possible, exercising (believe it or not. I feel pukey while I exercise, but then feel a bit better the rest of the day), jamba juices (if only because they are less gross than other food when coming back up), and never ever ever allowing myself to actually get hungry. Keep lots and lots of healthy snack foods around. Shopping for them can be the husband's job. I can't stand grocery stores when I'm pukey. Stay hydrated! Rest up! Your body is doing a TON of work!

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  18. Congrats!!! So exciting. :) Hope you get to feeling better soon!

    Anna
    http://www.anewfoundtreasure.com

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  19. Congratulations! Hope you feel better soon!

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  20. congratulations!!! that is very exciting...sorry to hear you are sick though. it's hard to give advice because everyone is so different, but hopefully it passes quickly!

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  21. Congratulations! I was sick the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, too! It was AWFUL! We finally figured out it was my prenatal vitamins! So, you may try asking your doctor if it becomes toooo severe. I stopped taking "prenatal vitamins" and began taking certain important vitamins and minerals needed at different stages of the pregnancy such as iron. Eating healthy was also very important since I couldn't take the vitamins. Good Luck!

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  22. oh my that is so exciting!! i totally admire you for going through it....it'll be totally worth it! i love your work and your blog! i don't go a day without checking it!

    follow my new blog, if you wish of course....

    http://allieandhusband.blogspot.com/

    allie

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  23. Congratulations!!! So exciting! Sorry you aren't feeling week- I can totally relate. Wish I had some remedies for you! :(

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  24. Congratulations, Kirsten. Hope you feel better soon.

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  25. Yay. Such great news. I was worried about you. Praying the sickness passes really quickly. The only thing that helped me survive was Zofran. Hang in there and what wonderful news! Jett will be a big brother:)

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  26. CONGRATULATIONS! How exciting for your family! I hope you get to feeling better soon-- Lots of love being sent your way!

    abodelove.com

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  27. Kirsten such exciting news!! I am so happy for you!!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  28. Congratulations! Wishing you a happy & healthy pregnancy : ) Try some ginger for your morning sickness (Canada Dry, ginger snap cookies, etc.).

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  29. Huge congratulations! So very exciting. I don't know which is more uncomfortable, month 2-3 or 8-9?! Kick your legs up and relax. This is the most crutial time so take it easy. Give in to anything you crave (which is very little right now). Your body knows what it needs.

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  30. One more thing. I read the comment about prenatals making you sick and I completely agree. My doctor told me I could take a child's multi-vitamin instead (such as gumi-vitamins). Also, I finally figured out if I broke the prenatal vitamin in half and took half in the am and the other half in the pm that worked.

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  31. Congratulations! I'm sorry to hear you're sick. I had the all day sickness with both of my girls for a good 20 weeks or so. So hope yours doesn't last long! It's exhausting. It was definitely a lesson in patience for me.

    Suggestions? Well, I can list what I've heard, but didn't necessarily help me. Always keep something in your tummy, even if it means sucking on some hard candy or something. Try to avoid "sour stomach" • saltines • Sea Bands for your wrists • tiny, but frequent meals • and my favorite… ZOFRAN. Sleep helps a bit too. My sickness never totally went away. I ended up medicating myself to get me through it. But that's me. I understand that some people don't want any meds in their body.

    Congrats again! I hope the sickies quickly pass. :( Just take it easy.

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  32. Congratulations!!! I'm also pg with my 2nd! Hope the rest of this pregnancy goes smoothly and you start feeling better soon!!

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  33. Congratulations! I know all too well how morning sickness can bring you down in a big way. I found that Lemon Ice from the freezer section worked well, they wet my mouth and also I think the lemon helps ease some of the pukey feeling. That only worked for one of my four pregnancies, jolly ranchers were my other saving grace with a different pregnancy. I also found that sometimes it worked to just throw up right away in the morning and get that acid out of my stomach and it made my day a little better instead of trying to eat crackers or dry cereal on top of it. Another friend swore by Coke to help. Sorry this is so long, again, Congrats!

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  34. Congratulations!!! I was sick for most of my pregnancy. I actually vomited two weeks before I delivered my daughter at 35 weeks. I hope you're not sick that long but it does happen. I was nauseous 24/7. The term "morning sickness" is a bunch of crap! :) I would take an anti-nausea pill at bed time and set my alarm for six hours later (about 4 am) because I was trying to "stay ahead" of my nausea. I took Zofran my entire pregnancy. I still lost enough weight that my doctor would tell me to leave her office and go eat a cheese burger! :)! Take care of yourself. You'll probably just have to experiment and find what food works for you. Sour apples (Granny Smith) worked for me. Until then, try some prescription meds from your doc. I was scared to take them but they wouldn't offer them if you shouldn't take them. I'm so, so sorry you're so sick! I totally understand and really feel for you. I hope it's short lived! Congrats, again!!!

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  35. Thats AWESOME!!!
    I was really really sick for the first 4 months with my little girl.. The ONLY thing that helped me was lime fruit juice popsicles and watermelon...Or honeydew melon, although I couldn't cut it myself cause the seeds made me wanna throw up.

    Zofran was a bunch of balogna, and didn't help at all except for maybe mentally..the placebo effect!

    What wonderful news!

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  36. Congratulations. That's great news!! I have no morning sickness experience, but I do know that whatever you have to bear during pregnancy is all worth it in the end :-)

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  37. Kirsten!! That is wonderful news!! I'm so sorry you've been sick. :( What's worked for me is Japanese miso soup as well as the oldie: drink ginger ale. *hugs* Very very excited for you and your family! You're in my thoughts.

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  38. Congrats!!! I'm so happy for you! Get some rest and I hope you feel better soon :)

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  39. Congratulations!!! I'm 30 weeks pregnant with my 4th - exciting times!

    I had really bad morning sickness with the previous 3 pregnancies - nothing really "cured" it, but found a few things that would help a bit: eating piece of toast w/peanut butter before getting out of bed, eating small meals throughout the day, sipping on 7-up, and sour things (ie. lemon drops candy or granny smith apples). And stayed away from ANY strong smells. This pregnancy I had nauseau the 1st trimester (which lasted most of the day), but luckily not the morning sickness this time.

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  40. Congratulations!!!! How exciting! Definitely the best reason to be sick. = )

    I don't have too much advice. But it definitely helped me to make sure I always had something in my stomach...even just nibbling on crackers when I didn't feel like it.

    Hope it goes by quickly and you feel better very soon!

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  41. Congratulations, Kirsten! How exciting!!! Wishing the best for you and your family.
    Kristy
    PS Hope the morning sickness passes soon. Yuck!

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  42. Oh goodness! Congrats and boo for morning sickness. I've never gotten by without being terrible sick. I have no advice. The only thing I could eat was tortilla chips. I hope you're almost finished with the model home and your projects so you can take a break. I pulled out of a model home project as soon as I found out I was pregnant. There is no way I could've done it. Hang in there! So happy for you--I was expecting this announcement sooner than later :)

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  43. Yay congratulations! And so sorry about the morning sickness!! I ate crackers before I even got out of bed and just ate everytime I felt bad... and I've heard great things about ginger, just like the other commenters have said here. You'll get through it... and just REST!! I hate the first tri!! We'll be here when you get back :)

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  44. Congrats! Sorry you are so sick. Zofran is the best anti-nausea cure I've ever used, and it's safe when you're preggers. I also had a friend who did acupuncture. Good luck!

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  45. Oh my! How wonderful! Congratulations! My heart goes out to you... I was sooo severely sick and dehydrated with both of mine- especially the first trimesters~ the only thing that stopped me from loosing my cookies was ZOFRAN. I took it all 9 months and my babies are beautiful and brilliant none the less ;-) We'll miss your inspiring posts, but a mommy must do what a mommy must do. I hope you can embrace the 'Big Picture'...
    Love and prayers,
    Jen

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  46. Janis Covington StufflebeanJanuary 17, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    How exciting!! Take care of yourself and the precious baby.

    Janis

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  47. PS. this links to an article all about how to play with your little boy while you're feeling sick/lying down...

    http://www.babycenter.com/0_40-ways-to-entertain-your-kids-while-lying-down_10350158.bc?scid=mbtw_post20m_3w%3A1259&pe=MlV5blFFQnwyMDExMTEwMw

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  48. YAY! Baby news is so exciting! My babies are growing up quick so I will live through you. Praying for you and that baby. My only advice is to take it day by day & remember there is an end in site. ;)

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  49. Congrats! Try sea-bands, they are motion sickness bracelets. The trick is you need to put them on 15 minutes before you get out of bed, but they will help!

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  50. Congrats! Another nursery to plan - fun! Take care of yourself

    alliemurphy@yahoo.com

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  51. Congrats! Be praying for you and you're baby.

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  52. Congrats!! I'm right there with ya, 11 weeks and sick! The best thing I've found is getting lots of rest and staying hydrated. I learned the hard way with our son and this time I'm not nearly as sick (and of course, every pregnancy is different). Good luck! Hope you feel better soon! :)

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  53. Congrats, hope you feel better very soon!

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  54. I took compazine the entire time with both pregnancies, it made me 100% better with my first, and helped but not 100% with my second. I had to take it, ahem, not orally at first (my husband called it the silver bullet b/c that's what it looked like), but then I took it in pill form once I wasn't throwing everything up. Couldn't have done it without that medicine!

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  55. I knew it! Congrats! If I can lighten your load in any way I would love to help!

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  56. So happy for you my dear. Take all the time you need for you and baby and we will all be here when you get back! I know these days are long! The first timester I dread, but luckily once you have that sweet babe it will all be worth it.
    Congratulations!

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  57. I was wondering...Congrats and I hope that you feel better soon! Can't wait to hear all about your pregnancy and decorating for the new baby. On a selfish note, I hope you keep doing online clients because I finally sold my house and I am going to need you soon. I haven't got a new house yet so it will be a little while yet. I'll keep you posted.

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  58. Congrats, K! What a blessing. Here's to a happy and healthy 9 months. I just entered my 29th week today. : )

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  59. Congratulations!!!! Hope you start feeling better soon.

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  60. Congrats, Kirsten!! I remember how sick you were with Jett..so sorry to hear that you're sick with this pregrancy. You will be in my thoughts and prayers! Hope it passes soon! So excited for your beautiful family!

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  61. so so so exciting! thanks for sharing, and congratulations! hope you are feeling better soon...

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  62. Congratulations! Sending positive thoughts and prayers along your way.

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  63. I know some other people have mentioned Zofran, it worked for me (I was sick the whole time with both my pregnancies). It might be worth a try. Also, ice cream and shakes-- I could keep them down most times and they weren't so horrible on the way up.

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  64. Oh my gosh, congratulations! Wishing you & your baby good health.

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  65. How exciting! So sorry you feel so yucky. I don't know if this will help you, but it helped me with nausea...oil of lemon. Just put a little on a handkerchief and smell it. Also--have your hubby rub your head very gently--that seemed to help also. Hoping you feel better soon.

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  66. Congratulations, Kirsten!! That's awesome!! Oh gosh, your health and the baby's are top most priority all the time - don't worry about us;) Will be interested to hear more about being pregnant and already having a toddler running around...our Maura is 16 months old and we are trying for our second now. Good luck and take care of yourself and the little one...and Jett too:)

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  67. Congrats! That's such great news. I was really sick with my little girl to. The only thing that helped was eating frequently and eating only what sounded good. (which wasn't much) Saltines also helped and they have these real ginger candies at the health food store that helped a little.

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  68. Congratulations, Kirsten! You and your sweet little one will be in my prayers ... and the rest of your darling family, of course!

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  69. Congratulations! Very exciting news. My sister used to work in prenatal and says a little protein before getting out of bed in the morning works. Her suggestion is always a handful of nuts (since you can keep them beside), almonds are great. Hope you are feeling better soon. Take all the rest you need.

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  70. Congratulations Kirsten!! That's so exciting!! Praying for relief for you, hope you start feeling better soon!

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  71. congrats!!!! That is so so exciting and I hope you get feeling better soon!!!!

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  72. Ahhh! Congrats! How wonderful! I hope you get feeling better soon!

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  73. congrats cute gal!! such exciting news! hope you get feeling better asap~

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  74. Congrats! It's all about the beans (I hear). They are chock full of soluble fiber that grabs onto the excess bile (which makes you nauseous) and gets rid of it. Only about a 1/4 cup is needed for almost instant relief. Hope that helps :)

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  75. I have two tips I found out with my fourth baby (wish I had known them sooner).
    #1 Keep raisins by your bedside and eat a small handful if you get heartburn in bed.
    #2 Sip a small amount of Ginger Ale through a straw pretty much all day. It calms the upset stomach. (This is why airlines always carry ginger ale.)
    Good luck.

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  76. Yeah!! Congrats! I am so excited for you guys! When are you due? I am sorry you are sick, it sucks. I wish I had some great advice for you but I don't. The only thing for that worked was sleep. And that doesn't even work it just takes you out of your misery! I hope you are able to get lots of help from your family. I can't wait to hear when you are due and what you are having!

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  77. Congratulations! This is so exciting! You definitely deserve a break. I am really sorry you are so sick...and it makes it so much harder when you have another little guy running around...right!?!

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  78. Yay!!! Congratulations!! Your little guy will be a great big brother :) Hope you feel better real soon!

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  79. Super exciting news! Except for the sick part :( Really happy to hear that you are planning to take it easy for the next little bit tho and will definitely pray for you. Looking forward to your blog returning when you're feeling 100%!

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  80. I am so excited for you and hope you feel better soon! Let me know what jamba juice you like and I will have one over asap. I owe you from when I was pregnant!

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  81. Congratulations, Kirsten! I hope you feel better real soon. I'm keeping you in my prayers.

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  82. Tips:
    -If you need to go out to eat in a restaurant always order a water with lemon, an keep it close to smell it - it tames nausea and the smell helps with food aversions
    -Anything cold or citrusy is usually a good idea
    -Keep hard candies handy to suck on
    -Drink mint tea

    THese things worked for me!

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  83. Such exciting news for your little family! Hope you get feeling well soon. I know how it goes, I got really sick as well right around the 6 week mark.

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  84. congrats! when i was pregnant with my twins i was on zofran 24-7 just to keep food down. i had to set my alarm at like 4am to take it every morning and then go back to bed until my day needed to start. starbucks vanilla bean frappacino with caramel always did the trick for me first thing in the morning! {it's like a vanilla milkshake- no coffee! :)

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  85. Congrats!! The only thing that helped me was citrus. I would eat an orange even before I got out of bed in the morning and for some reason it was the only thing I could keep down for awhile there. Lemon in my water helped too.

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  86. Congratulations and good luck... I hope you will be better in a couple of weeks.

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  87. I wish you all the best in the world. It is wonderful to be pregnant, but sometimes difficult. As soon as you get better please let us know, because we will be praying for you.
    I big hugh.
    Inês
    perfect-home.blogspot.com

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  88. Congratulations...tip for morning sickness-google it!x

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  89. Congrats!!! That is so exciting!! Hoping you fell better soon!!

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  90. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! can't wait to hear all about your pregnancy and nursery rooms! ;)
    Lisa
    www.mummascorner.blogspot.com

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  91. So happy for you! I have heard that acupuncture works wonders for morning sickness.

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  92. Congratulations! Ill be praying for you and baby. :)

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  93. Congratulations! Try sucking on lemon drops or lemon italian ice pops.

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  94. How exciting! I hope you feel better soon.

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  95. This is very exciting! I hope the yucky phase is over soon! Good luck!

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  96. Yay, Kirsten! I'm so excited for you. Hope you aren't sick for too long. I have heard really great things about the doTerra essential oils that are made locally. I know they have an oil specifically for nausea/morning sickness.

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  97. Congratulations! I know exactly how you feel. I am 8 weeks and I have been so sick, but I have the psi bracelet and have been using the preggie pop drops and it seems to help most of the time. Good luck with your pregnancy.

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  98. That's very exciting! Sorry about the horrible morning sickness. I used preggie pops which were very helpful. However, my sis tried them and didn't find them helpful. I also ate a lot of saltines which settled my stomach a bit. Good luck!

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  99. Congrats and hope you feel better soon! My Dr. suggested increasing my vitamin B, as well as gave me a script for phenergan. Def made these past three months much easier to get thru. Good luck!

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  100. motion sickness/pressure point wrist bands. they are a little uncomfortable but helpful. Boil 10 slices ginger in water, strain, add honey and lemon. peppermint oil on a cloth, sniff to relieve nausea.
    best wishes!

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  101. Also, just reading some of the posted suggestions, personally id stay away from sugar.

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  102. Hi Kirsten- I've been reading your blog for a few years now, and love it! Congrats on your pregnancy, and SOOOOO sorry about the morning sickness- believe me, I feel your pain. The only thing that ever helped me (besides medication) was fully leaded coca-cola, warm drinks like cocoa, (sometimes), sherbet or sorbet (lime) and the best was keeping a piece of candy in my mouth ALL the time. I think the constant trickle of glucose kept my stomach from rebelling too much. Good luck!

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  103. Congrats Kirsten! Morning sickness is the worst! Hope you feel better soon!

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  104. Congratulations! Don't hate me but I never had any morning sickness so I have no words of advice. The best I can say is good luck!

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  105. awww congratulations!! I HATE the 1st trimester! At least b/c you've been down this road before you know there is light at the end of the tunnel-it doesnt make it any better but just knowing it wont last forever is hope. I really dont have any great tips for helping with it-I just remember living in bed for days on end. I do know that sometimes sucking on lemon drops help-no clue why but they worked-sometimes.
    Feel better soon! and just relax and enjoy growing this great little blessing God has given you!

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  106. Mint Medley tea from Bigelow was a life saver for me.

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  107. Congrats! Praying for you.

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  108. Oh wow, congratulations! I was wondering what was going on. Well wishes to you and the baby.

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  109. I had it bad with all 4 of mine...so sorry to hear morning-sickness has struck you as well!! The best advice I have is eat constantly. Always have crackers or granola bars or whatever sounds good around and eat at least every hour. For me, the nausea was the worst when I my stomach wasn't full.

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  110. Congratulations Kirsten! That's wonderful! Good luck!!

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  111. Congratulations!! How exciting. My recommendation would be lemon anything. Real lemons to suck on, lemonade, and lemon scented candles all helped me feel less nauseous. Good luck!

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  112. Kirsten, CONGRATS!! This is such happy news! I'm sorry to hear about the awful morning sickness! I remember just eating alot during the first trimester to "cope" with the icky feelings. but not sure that was the right way to go considering i was trying so hard the remainder of the pregnancy to watch my weight gain b/c i gained too much at the beginning. :-( I wish you all the best, and looking forward to all of your upcoming pregnancy, baby, and nursery related posts! Hoping to be in your situation soon! :-)

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  113. Congratulations! Orange Gatorade, Ginger Ale and crackers helped me with morning sickness. Also keeping a piece of hard candy in my mouth helped. Hope you are feeling better soon!

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  114. I completely understand!! Was in your shoes about 10 weeks ago! No Fun!

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  115. Ah, CONGRATS a million times over!!! Sorry you're sick and hope it passes so soon!

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  116. Congrats!!!
    I was the same way - until about 14/16 weeks.
    Here are my tips...always have something in your stomach, crackers work.
    Every day take 1/2 a unisom (the tablets NOT the caplets) and a B6 40mg. That should help.
    If it doesn't - talk to your doctor about getting an Rx for something stronger.

    NOTHING even a strong chemotherapy drug took my morning sickness away completely - but these things did 'help' to make it slightly improved. The good news is you will forget all about it in a few months.
    Good luck!!!

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  117. Congratulations Kirsten!!! That is amazing news! I know exactly how you feel though, I went through a nasty first trimester and can only say that one day it'll all go away. But until then I'd say try your hand at frozen fruit like blueberries and grapes, those really helped me keep food down since they were icy cold and without any odor. And eat lots of eggs, those were another food item that I was able to keep down and know that I was getting my protein. Good luck and feel better soon!!!
    xoxo,
    Christina~

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  118. Congrats!! How exciting for your family, Jett will love having a sibling!

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  119. I was so miserable with morning sickness the first 14 weeks of my pregnancy...throwing up 15 - 20 times a day. It was unbearable! I ended up switching my prenatal vitamin to 2 children's Flinstones vitamins without iron and literally have not felt sick or thrown up once since then. I hope you find something that works for you and feel better soon!

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  120. Congratulations Kirsten! I too suffered from horrible morning sickness with both of my children. Zofran works. It works really well, especially the melt-tabs. I also made sure to keep a stack of saltines on my nightstand and I ate a couple before I got out of bed in the morning. And I made sure to wait around 10-15 minutes before getting up after the saltines. I also took prenatal vitamins that were easy to swallow, aka SMALL vitamins. Never let yourself get too hungry and try to eat a small snack every hour. I alternated between saltines and mini-apples. Stick to bland food and this will all be over in a few weeks! Sending you happy, stomach-ache free energy!

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  121. How exciting! I just got over that part and the only things that got me through was grilled cheese (even if just microwaved) with lots of cheese on sourdough. Try it! The other thing was chewing peppermint gum when I got nauseous or whenever I'd been be gone with out food for too long, helped a ton!

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  122. Congrats Kirsten! What exciting news. As you already know, the pains you go through now are well worth it in the end. Having two is a whole new world!

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  123. Congratulations! My doc prescribed Diclectin for both of my pregnancies. It's developed for combatting morning sickness. I live in Canada so I am not sure if it's available in the U.S. Without them, I would've suffered morning sickness symptoms for 6 months while carrying my eldest and all the way until delivery for my second.

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  124. Congratulations!!! I'm going to send happy, feel better thoughts your way!!!

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  125. Congratulations! My heart goes out to you with the nausea...I was out of commission for months and I can't even imagine doing it with a little one to chase. My doctor prescribed reglan and while I did not feel 100% it helped immensely! Good luck!

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  126. Congratulations...I admit I was a little suspicious! :) I was very nauseas with my daughter & the things that helped me the most were "Simply" brand lemonade (in the refrigerated section) or limeade & jolly ranchers. I have a friend who is a nurse for cancer patients & she said that is what all the patients that are nauseas from chemo can keep down. My doctor told to eat anything that I thought I could keep down, even if it was junk food. Hoping this time goes by quickly!!

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  127. hooray, hooray. so happy for you, kirsten!! what a pretty pregnant mama. hang in there. crackers on the bedside table help; mini meals; gingerale and lemon drops are all good!! spearmint is supposed to help nausea too. congratulations. xoxo.

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  128. Congratulations!! That is fantastic news. What a blessing. ;)

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  129. Congrats! I pray everything continues to go well for you and baby. Having 2 little ones is a big change, but you can do it! One day at a time and try to enjoy it all - even the not so glamorous parts of motherhood. XO

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  130. Congratulations! Peppermint oil on a cotton ball under your nose worked wonders for me when nothing else was working. Weird, I know, but when you are desperate, you dont care!!!

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  131. The only way I could keep food down was by eating very slowly while lying down...congrats! Hope you stay healthy and happy through the pregnancy. They are so worth it, huh?!

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  132. Yayyyy!!!!!!! So exciting for you and your family!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!

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  133. Congratulations and I hope you start to feel better soon!

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  134. Ooh congratulations! Being prego and sicky is probably the best excuse ever to not blog so much. I can't wait to be a momma one day, and while the sickness associated with the first trimester is a daunting thought, as someone still several years away from that point I'm blissfully able to focus on the happier side of things. You know: baking that baby! :) Just remember that it will pass and they you'll feel all radiant and glowy and full of joy!

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  135. Congratulations, Kirsten! What wonderful news : ) I hope you're feeling better quickly!!

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  136. Congratulations! I hope this means there will be a new nursery design to share?? Can't wait to see it!

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