I turned into a wimp.

This morning I had plans of getting up and going to the mall to get my bi-yearly check on my wedding ring done so that the warranty doesn’t expire. Ya know… since it’s the end of the month and all.

And then life happened.

This is about being pregnant, bladder control, and throwing up. You’ve been warned. It’s not nasty/disgusting, but if bodily functions gross you out, then maybe skip this post. 🙂

I got out of bed late today. Probably around 11. I was up all night running to the bathroom. Of course… it’s not really running as after being still for a few hours my hips are super sore and achy. I practically limp to the bathroom.

Any way, I got online, fed my blog hunger, checked my e-mail and lurked around facebook. My hubby got up and I asked him to get me a drink of water. He said “sure” and I didn’t think about it again. Until an hour later. When my cup was still empty.

I went to the kitchen to get some water, but there was a sickeningly sweet smell in there, so I called B-man to pretty please get me some water from the fridge. I could feel my stomach turning but I hoped if I could just get a drink everything would be okay.

I got the water, but went to the restroom any way. Last time I threw up I made an awful mess and it was… disgusting. I wanted to avoid the vomit every where. Especially since it is my sweet sweet husband that ends up cleaning up the mess.

2 seconds after going into the bathroom, I was throwing up. Of course, the only thing in my stomach is water (and one singular little green leaf. Strange.). After a while it was just dry-heaving. It sucked.

As I’m kneeling on the bathroom floor retching my little heart out I realize that… well… much like when I cough or sneeze or laugh… my poor little bladder wasn’t holding up like I had hoped.

So… all of the watery contents of my stomach made it into the toilet. Unfortunately I ended up having to mop the floor.

These are the realities of my pregnancy.


The next three hours involved drinking water, and then a banana, and then finally yogurt and sandwich.

The tummy doesn’t like to be empty apparently.

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I decided to wait for my hubby before I go get my ring check done. I’m feeling rather clingy now.

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  1. The glamor of pregnancy… That's probably the kind of stories they should tell kids about in high school. 😉

    I hope you're feeling better. Not too much longer in the 1st trimester right? Hopefully it will calm down after that.

    1. I'm well into the second trimester now. lol. I guess that "honeymoon" trimester is only for special people!

      I have read a lot of gross things that people have written, but honestly – throwing up is about the worse I've faced thus far. I'm slightly surprised it's not worse, but I'm thankful that every pregnancy is different. 😀

  2. Just stopping by to say that I hope you feel better soon! 🙂 And it's kind of nice to know what real pregnancy is like, since a lot of people sugarcoat it!

    1. lol, my experience isn't too gross/bad yet. I hear it just gets worse as it goes along. I'm kind of keeping this so that when my kids are a pain I can show them and be like "LOOK WHAT I WENT THROUGH FOR YOU!" haha.

  3. Sometimes if I don't eat breakfast quick enough when I wake up, I throw up the bile in my stomach (which is bright green) because it's so empty. I've done this twice during this pregnancy and a few times in my last pregnancy..I haven't learned my lesson I guess.

    1. I try to curb the empty stomach in the morning by drinking something every time I wake up to go to the bathroom. Usually it's fine – but I also have been having terrible heart burn – so maybe there was just too much acid for my tummy. 🙁 I am very grateful that I don't throw up often – this was only the second time. Throwing up makes me cry, and I get red spots all around my eyes from the pressure I guess. Meh – awful. We can be miserable together. lol.

  4. If I would let my stomach get too empty, I would start dry heaving or throwing up water. I was never much of a breakfast person, but I quickly became one when that started happening. I'm not sure how far along you are, but it took me until about 20-22 weeks before I felt human again, so my sickness didn't instantly end with the first trimester. There still might be hope for you.

    1. I'm almost 17 weeks. I appreciate the glimmer of hope – but honestly, if the worst of it is throwing up every few weeks… I'll take that any day over what some pregnant ladies experience!

      I too am not a breakfast person, but I have changed that. I don't eat a full meal, but I at least wolf down some hard pretzels and water, and a piece of fruit if I can take it. 🙂

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