Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Highly Disgusting, Don't read if you're pregnant or easily grossed out!

I haven't thrown up since I was 14. I'm not kidding.... no barf since that lunchtime mom fed me tuna when I was feeling a bit icky with PMS. (I warned you that this was TMI!)

I have always insisted that I don't believe in throwing up. And I don't. I don't believe in it. I think it is not necessary and that you can always avoid it. I am a fan of telling the story about how Tim always used to throw up after playing hockey, and one time I just told him he couldn't anymore. He just wasn't allowed to throw up! He could drink some water and then go to bed. And sure enough, he hasn't barfed since. It was my crowning moment with barfing.

And then came yesterday morning. I woke up feeling like I'd been rolled in raw sausage and dragged through some dirty sheets. I heroically struggled through eating two saltines, because those are supposed to make you feel better. And then I drank a lot of water, because it felt SO GOOD!

And then I got dressed, brushed my teeth, combed my hair, etc., etc., and as I was walking back past my bed, with not a care in the world, not even feeling nauseated!!! Suddenly, I was barfing. I didn't have a chance to get to the bathroom. I didn't have a chance to get to the trashcan. I didn't have a chance to remember that people would say "I told you so!"

It was too late. It was either barf on the clean laundry in the basket on the floor, or barf on the bed. I chose the bed.

I'll spare you the details, although, logically, if you've gotten this far in this post, you could probably handle the details. Nevertheless, let's skip over that part, and move on.

The rest of the day passed in a daze-- a daze of migraine. It wasn't enough to be nauseated, but I had to have the third worst migraine I've ever had. I repeatedly asked the Lord to get rid of it, but he didn't until the middle of the night last night.

BUT TODAY has started so much better! I skipped the saltines, because I didn't want to repeat THAT performance. Hadn't even washed my bedding yet... just had stripped the bed and thrown the bedding in the garage. Tim made me two lovely pieces of wheat toast. Yes, they tasted disgusting, because who wants to eat dry toast with no water? (I was afraid to drink water after yesterday, too.) But I managed, and then I got up so I could get Tim to work. Wonderful man, he got himself ready and the boys ready without my help, so that all I had to do was carry around my trashcan (a policy we instituted since yesterday morning) and get dressed.

I still haven't brushed my teeth (I'm afraid to), although arguably I'd feel so much better if I did.

But there is no migraine yet today. I can take nausea and barfing if there is no migraine with it. A migraine too is just a little much for me.

Joey was a giant help yesterday. Bam-Bam was a naughty little bugger, but Joey whispered, got me water, sat quietly, and was just in general a sweet little man. Christopher had to go to bed early last night, but Joey got to stay up with daddy and had some candy.

We haven't told them what is going on with the new baby. We will one of these weeks when we think they can understand. They will be excited! We are planning on switching their room, though, and we'll have to either finish the bunk beds or buy new ones. We haven't decided what we're going to do. I don't believe I'm supposed to be smelling the stain stench or breathing in the wood shavings.

We're loving our three blessings from God. Even though two of them lie pretty frequently and one causes migraines and nausea. :)


  1. So mom, are you pregnant or easily grossed out? :)

    You can't say I didn't warn you! Lol.

  2. LOL...I'm not easily grossed out unless it has to do with Barf. I just can't handle anything to do with snot or barf. I'm gagging right now! LOL

    When the boys were little, if they had a huge barfing episode, there is no way I washed it. It went straight to the trash can, with me gagging the entire way!

  3. Yes... had I actually eaten, and had it not been my beloved wedding quilt, I would have just trashed it. Ewww! :)

    Now all these comments need the label of TMI and Highly Disgusting, too!

  4. I have never been so happy or thrilled for somebody to be vomiting their guts out! LOL

    If you need anything, like if you are too sick to give Tim a ride to school, call.

  5. LOL sorry to laugh at your expense but this post is too funny. =D Sorry you're feeling bad, but glad for the reason. Pregnancy can be quite a roller coaster. I hate throwing up and resist it at all costs too. I managed to get through both pregnancies without barfing. (Joe didn't however lol) Anyway, I'm sure you're getting plenty of advice from all the ladies you know, but let me share one life saving tip: EAT PROTEIN before bed at night. and don't GET UP until you've put crackers or something in your tummy! And don't EVER let your stomach feel totally empty. Hunger is your enemy right now. :)
    Your fellow vomit-hater, Becca

  6. haha! oh emy i loved this! i really hope you start to feel better! call me if you need any help lovey!


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