For my morning sickness sisters, it’s easy to wonder in the midst of your misery, “is this even worth it?” Take heart. I promise it is. Feeling those little kicks and flutters in the second trimester help me remember the whole point: a new precious life. A friend of mine kept an ultrasound picture of her baby in her bathroom so she could remind herself why she was going through the miseries of pregnancy each time she had a vomiting episode. Reaching the enjoyable and energetic weeks 20-27 before the discomfort of the third trimester hits give me a chance to pull myself together and get some perspective. No matter how dreadful I felt during my pregnancy, on the miraculous day that I meet my sweet baby, I always look back on the past nine months and think, “Oh that? That was nothing, little one. I’d do it again for you in a heartbeat.”
Now, would you just remind me of that truth as I enter the sleepy, uncomfortable, puffy third trimester in which I usually get so huge that well-meaning strangers pat my shoulder and say, “Any day now!” when I’m still two months from my due date? Thanks.
Do you struggle with morning sickness during pregnancy? What are your pregnancy survival tips?