And Then There Were Seven

I was very surprised but excited to find that I am expecting my seventh child! Thankfully my morning sickness hasn’t been as bad as I have had with some of my other children. Although I still feel pretty icky.
I know that morning sickness is a good sign that things are developing healthily inside, and that is a nice assurance. I don’t have morning sickness though, I have all day and night sickness. I have tried every remedy that people have thrown at me, I even tried taking a prescription anti-nausea pill. Nothing helps, I just have to endure through this. Four more weeks and I should be feeling much better. Hopefully!

I am a bit nervous about having another little one. My post-partum depression after Hannah was so severe. I don’t think that will be the case this time since it has been a while since I have been pregnant, but I will be watching for signs.

Again, posting will probably be few and far between, but those of you who check up on my site regularly already know that is how I post. Thanks for reading!

2 Responses to "And Then There Were Seven"

  • Now that you are in Texas isn’t it less likely that you’ll have PPD as severly? Hannah was a January baby, January = no sunlight! So even though this will be a darker season you should still have plenty of sunlight right? Morning sickness definitely is a good sign! Good for you looking on the bright-side of things! 🙂

    1 Jay said this (March 13, 2008 at 2:21 pm)

  • Hi Diana,

    Congratulations! Peter visited your site yesterday and told me you were expecting again and going through 24/7 sickness. I went through this with both my second and third pregnancies. It was worse with the third, though. During that pregnancy I took medication that was supposed to have helped. It did help keep the food down but never helped with the nausea. And I felt that way the whole nine months with both of them.

    When we found out, back in September, that we were expecting I was very worried about going through that again. However, I have been fortunate this time. I had only mild nausea during the first trimester and have not had a problem since. I also have a different diet than I did with my other two. I mostly eat fresh vegetables and fruits and stay away from refined, processed, fast, junky foods as well as large amounts of animal products. And, as I am working towards becoming a Master Herbalist, I drink a large mug of red raspberry leaf tea each morning and take a liquid herbal vitamin. I am not taking the regular prenatal vitamins because they always made the nausea worse for me. Between the fresh foods, tea, and herbal vitamins I am getting adequate amounts of the nutrients that my body needs. In fact I have had practically no cravings because my body is getting what it needs. The few cravings that I have had have been for fruits or vegetables.

    I did go through a period of a few weeks when the nausea did get bad enough to put me on the sofa throughout the evenings. It was when Peter’s father was passing and we spent a lot of time over at his parent’s house. We ate pre-packaged foods, take out, fast foods. Nothing nutritious. It was at this point that I began feeling my worst. After we returned to our way of eating my body cleansed itself, and in a few weeks I was feeling well again.

    I feel that these changes in our diet have made the difference for me. If you haven’t tried this avenue yet perhaps you could and see if it helps you. I do know what it is like to be so sick all of the time. I hope that you can find a solution to this instead of just waiting for time to pass. It passes so slowly when you don’t feel well.

    We hope the best for you and your family.

    2 Jodi McCombs said this (March 21, 2008 at 9:55 am)

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