When You Start Feeling Better From Hyperemesis

 

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Well, have you heard the news on our instagram account? I’m 18 weeks and starting to feel like I’ve got regular ol’ morning sickness!! I never thought I’d be so excited. It’s still a roller coaster and night and mornings are for sure the worst of it, but I have learned just how much you can do when you have morning sickness. In fact, for the most part I can hide it and people don’t even know that my nausea is raging.

So, when you start feeling better from hyperemesis it could happen anywhere between 12-20 weeks or unfortunately some carry it even longer. I know, WE know what a blessing it is to just have morning sickness the rest of the pregnancy. It doesn’t magically disappear either. It’s a very gradual thing for me, and for about 2-3 weeks it’s a roller coaster for sure. I have a day or two that isn’t too bad followed by what we call a “crash day”. I crash even with morning sickness when I’ve done too much. Basically just extra sick and weak.

 

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Speaking of weakness… I have to keep reminding myself that I need to take it easy. And I don’t mean over doing it, I mean the basics wear me out. I try walking in a grocery store and sometimes I make it other times I end up so sore and sick all night. So if you see me around town driving this fun little guy just give me a wave and ignore my ridiculousness. Actually, do more than that because it really can be hard to get around on these. And let me tell you what, people are not always kind about them. I probably don’t look like I need it so depending on the store I’ve found that I get a little attitude. Grocery stores are always kind, Costco seems to be the opposite. I’ve actually had people at Costco get quite huffy about getting stuck behind the slow moving cart and trying to get around me. Guys, trust me if someone is using one of these they would rather be quickly getting through the store like you, so instead of getting bugged, have patience, watch where you’re going (yes, I’ve been hit twice) and offer a helping hand. Atrophy is a common occurrence with HG so something as simple as stirring muffins makes my arms scream with pain so just imagine trying to walk around a big store. It’s hard!

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But, baby is looking great and we secretly know what we are having! We are beyond excited. Like, seriously giddy that we are adding to our family. We are waiting until we make sure all is well at the 20 week appointment before we spill the beans on gender, but we can hardly contain it!

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And I’m truly doing so well. We are now at 91 pounds this week (we thought it was 92, what a bummer.) and I’m retiring the kids’ clothes I’ve been wearing. That’s right, our oldest is 9 and I had bought her size 10 at a sale to grow into next year. Well, when nothing was fitting me I discovered a children’s size 10 fit perfectly. It was comfortable and a little depressing to be honest. She thinks it’s fun that one day she will wear the clothes I wore.

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I’m working hard on getting my weight up, but in a healthy way. I’m always a little sad when I hear that women see pregnancy as a time to eat whatever they want and let it all go. Your body is the home to this baby who completely relies on you to grow. I guess I see a lack of nutrition and exercise when it’s your decision kind of like living in a home full of trash, tv, and junk food. Obviously I really want to build everything back up to a healthy place to take care of little peanut so I’m trying to snack on healthy items like these Premier Protein bars between meals. They fill me up too so I’m not sticking my hand in extras all day. The peanut butter caramel and chocolate mint are my personal favorite. We get ours at Costco. 🙂 And in the end, I’m trying to really just do the best that I can and not stress either way. I think it’s a healthy way to be.

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And then there’s our readers. Oh my goodness we love you!!!! No, really. Your support has meant the world to us and we hope you stick around to share in this journey with us.

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In fact, we are holding a giveaway on instagram to celebrate that I was able to sit at the splash pad in my new Rad Swim suit. Just head to my account and look for the image above. You can enter once per day to win a suit of your choice. Little girl suits available too! Enjoy summer!!

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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29 comments on “When You Start Feeling Better From Hyperemesis”

  1. So nice to hear that you are up and feeling better! As for the electric cart…my sister and I have a tale to tell about our mother and one that she kept turning off and then wondering why it wouldn’t go. I got annoyed and turned it on and hit the go….TURBO with my mom hanging on for dear life. My sister and I almost laid in the middle of the floor laughing. My mom wouldn’t let me near it anymore. Go figure.

  2. The happiest of happy dances going on over here! I am so overjoyed and can’t wait to give you a very gentle squeeze when we’re lucky enough to get together. xoxo

  3. So happy to hear you are on the upswing, Carrian! I’ve been thinking about you and praying for you and your growing family. What a joy it must be to see that little one growing so healthily in your belly! <3

  4. So glad to hear you’re feeling better! I can’t imagine what you’ve been through (and are continuing to go through). Best of luck for the remainder of your pregnancy!

  5. Having been blessed with morning sickness only with my first daughter, I have no concept of what you have been going through, except through your blog. What I appreciate is the way you are controlling the only thing over which you have any control – your reaction, attitude and behavior. Just looking at the smiles with your girls…they know they are loved and so secure! You continue to be positive with your outlook and that is always a huge plus. Continued prayers for your health and weight gain and your your little “peanut”!

    • Thank you so much for the support and encouragement. I have been up sick again all night and this was just what I needed this morning. What a blessing all of your sweet comments are!

  6. Forgot to tell you I recently joined Costco and hate to hear of those people who were unkind, they will hear from me next time I go in to inform our store manager that their employees
    need more training nation wide, will pray for them.

    • Oh, it’s not their employees, it’s the customers. Man, I loooove Costco though. Our kids think the samples are the coolest, haha. Easy entertainment 😉

  7. I am a retired RN and worked with many pregnant women, weekly home visits were required because of various health issues. Encouragement and many prayers were included in these services. I understand your health issue and am glad your feeling much better. I have truely enjoyed following your updates. Will keep checking up on you, God bless. Mary

  8. I wrote you before, telling you I also had hyper emesis 28 (wow!) years ago. I just want to tell you happy I am for you that you are feeling better. Every ounce is a good thing. 🙂
    I’ve been praying for you. I feel a ” kinship” since we have hyper emesis in common!!
    Take care! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  9. Enjoyed your story and congratulations on your pregnancy……sure hope you gain the weight you want to…drink lots of smoothies that should help….and ice cream…..your baby needs some fat, so don’t worry about that….I probably weighed less than 100 lbs when I got pregnant with both my children and I gained 50 lbs. with each one of them, but lost it right away they were borned…bet you’re hoping for a boy eh ?You say you already know…..can’t wait till you tell us 🙂

  10. Oooooh, I’m so glad you’re feeling better. And I know what you mean about having to use a wheelchair in the store. Some people go out of their way to be pleasant to you, and others are just hateful. One time I was in Walmart and an elderly man refused to let me pass by him in an aisle. He completely ignored me and kept looking at the jeans display. I mean, all he had to do was move 6 inches! Then he yelled at me to go down a different aisle. Well, most of the aisles are too crowded to maneuver through, so I have to stick to the main aisles. I don’t look sick either, but I got sick 4 years ago and it left me with horrible neuropathy in my legs that gets worse with exercise. People can be so mean. I hope you don’t encounter any more of that!

    • Laurel, that breaks my heart that you’ve gone through so much. I’ve always wanted to plead with stores everywhere (hello Target) that they make the aisles too tight and there’s no way to go down any unless you stick to the main aisles which is just not always feasible.

  11. All I can say is ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ I hope the worst is over and the best is yet to come !! It’s amazing what we can do for our children !! Just look at the story your child can read some day and he or she will understand just how much they were and are loved, even before they came into this world !!

  12. That’s great news! I’m so happy for you. I hope and pray that you and baby continue to thrive as your pregnancy progresses. God be with you and your family and keep you.

  13. Thanks for the story. What an incredible journey this is for you! May you soon be in Perfect Health – Abundant Blessings, Jan

  14. I am sooo happy to hear that you’re beginning to feel better and that everything is looking great with the babe so far! And I just love your attitude towards this whole experience—it’s inspiring to me because I know I would have trouble staying positive in an situation like this! Keeping the prayers a’comin!

    • Sarah, thank you so much for your sweet words. I don’t know that I’ve been inspiring but I’ve definitely felt like I could choose how this all went at least in some ways. So, I cried a little, got a little down sometimes and then decided that was good enough and charged on. I can’t believe what a difference it made this time.

  15. Congratulations! Nice to hear things are progressing in a positive direction. Pregnancy weight gain – I found I had limited control over that. The times when I was most diligent about what I ate seemed like they were the times I gained the most. Other times I dreaded my appointment knowing I had indulged too much only to find out that I had gained hardly anything! Surely part of it depends on how much baby needs at this particular stage of development.

    • Isn’t it so weird how that all works? I went in this week knowing I’d kept more down and thinking I’d probably see a great number but 90 is better than 80’s!