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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Barfisode

This afternoon, I made myself what seemed to be a delightful little afternoon snack: some fresh raspberries topped with some vanilla yogurt. I ate it, it was good, but soon after, my stomach started to feel upset. I went about the few tasks I was engaged in, and I just kept feeling ickier and ickier. So, I laid down on the couch for a moment.

But then there was the distinct saliva and the gagging, and I knew I had just seconds before I reached the "point of no return," so I had to run for the bathroom and I puked up my raspberries and yogurt. (It truly felt like such a waste of such good fruit!)

And I have to admit that I also had a similar barfisode last week following dinner one evening. No raspberries were harmed in that barfisode, though.

This sucks. I haven't been nauseous since about week 20, and I figured that once it passes, it's gone for good. Turns out I was wrong.

After a quick Google search, I learned that nausea can return in the 3rd trimester (or, for some women, occur for the first time), but for different reasons than the nausea of the 1st trimester. I guess it most commonly occurs shortly after eating since the uterus is pushing against the stomach and compressing it; this can lead to puking for some women -- along with the lovely heartburn, which is the result of the same thing -- so, isn't this just delightful news!

Thankfully, I still have a few random cans of Ginger Ale in the back of the refrigerator, so after slowly sipping on one of those for a bit and then eating some crackers, I feel just fine again.

I'm crossing my fingers that these two recent pukecidents remain isolated events and that I don't return to the regular nausea that plagued me for so long. Because frankly, I don't really like Ginger Ale.

18 comments:

HEATHER said...

awww :( pregnancy is so pretty sometimes, isn't it? I hope you feel better soon!

Marlene said...

Hope you feel better and that this does not become a regular occurrence (again).

paige said...

totally familar to me... i never knew many women with third tri. nausea - but i had it bad & it was especially aggravated by garlic.

N.D. said...

I hope they are isolated events!!! do your smoothies turn out green w/ berries or are they mulberry color? yay for smoothies!! I'm sure the baby likes them too.

aron said...

oh no!! i hope its at least less barfing than the first trimester for you.

teacherwoman said...

Just delightful! Hope this won't be a reccuring episode!

SJ Goody said...

UGH! Pukasaurus! YUCK! I just got hit with that god awful heartburn... I think its because I am still trying to eat like a mego preggo but the little one is taking up my entire stomach so food and acid has nowhere to go but UP!

Casey said...

Yark. Well, hopefully those two times were flukes!

Miesha said...

Bummer. Hope these barfisodes are over with for good!

Wes said...

Ha! The baby is making her presence felt early!! Hang in there!!

kelsalynn said...

Aww, I'm sorry! Get better or pop that baby out!!!

lifestudent said...

I had a return of nausea during the 3rd trimester too. It was sort of a good thing ... I didnt gain a single pound in those last few months, when lots of people pack em on ;)

X-Country2 said...

Weren't you the Barfasaurus Rex earlier? Hopefully this doesn't happen again. It sounds inconvenient.

Xenia said...

Dang. Hope you're feeling better now.

D10 said...

Sorry to hear about the barfisode. Hopefully, it isn't something that will continue.

Erin said...

That stinks! Hopefully you can keep it at bay for a few more weeks.

MCM Mama said...

That sucks! I hope it doesn't happen again. (Although, I have to admit I threw up almost every evening during the third trimester with Shoo).

Jamoosh said...

Note to self. Norah does not like raspberries - tuck away until it comes time to buy baby food.