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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Morning sickness

The first trimester was a nightmare. I have no idea why they call it ‘morning’ sickness as the irritations from pregnancy - nausea, vomiting and dizziness don’t occur in the morning only, it affects day-and-night-everyday-for-3-months! It does really leave me exhausted and miserable. I had an incredible nausea if my stomach was empty. Have to eat as soon as I got up in the morning, otherwise I would puke. Cracker was the only thing I was able to swallow and I lost 6 kilos due to that. I also had food and smell aversions, like I couldn't stand the smell of onions, garlic and ginger or cook anything, I would feel sicker. And the weirdest part was, I can’t even look at or eat chicken, I just can’t. Had bad craving for potatoes and black ketchup, it was a must have food every day.