Ad Nauseum

When I was pregnant with my second child I experienced AWFUL sickness. I usually get sinus congestion during the pregnancies, but this was just plain AWFUL. Nausea, headaches, exhaustion, NAUSEA… and there was no relief. It went on ALL.OF.THE.TIME for the first 3 months.

While I was experiencing the “joys” of early pregnancy, I was visiting family for a vacation. Just me and Sweetums back east for some “fun and relaxation”.


My vacation that year consisted of me begging my daughter off onto my brothers, sisters-in-law, my mom, my dad, the people next door…anyone – just so that I could lay on the bed and moan for the day.

While on this trip, I had visited Ollie’s, a CHEAP and WONDERFUL place that I can spend $30.00 and leave with a shelf-load of new books (which, I had done…)

Also, on this trip, I was finishing a quilt for Sean’s cousin who was getting married. I had optimistically thought I could finish it while “on vacation” before heading up to the wedding. Obviously I hadn’t factored in the need for laying on a bed moaning for the day.

So, the two big things I did (when I wasn’t laying on the bed moaning) were: read my books from Ollie’s and quilted.

The two things I could NOT DO for A LOOOOOOOONG time after that vacation were: read my books from Ollie’s and quilting.

WHY? Well, Ollie’s uses fluorescent orange stickers for their price stickers. IF I wanted to read one of those books over the next year, EVERY piece of that sticker (gummy residue included) had to be GONE from that book. Otherwise, I got nauseous.

If I even LOOKED at my quilting bin over the next year, I got nauseous.

My brain, in it’s sick and twisted way, had chosen to associate those two things with being nauseous. In my brain’s mind (;-), since I had done those while sick it equalled nausea.

Books from Ollie’s and quilting = sick to my stomach.

Fortunately, that passed. But all of those stickers had long been pulled off those books before it did.

This time around my brain is associating the computer with being nauseous. One day, right after I found out I was expecting again, I spent most of the day reworking my website. I was on the computer for most of the day. I was also nauseous all day.

So again, in my brain’s sick twisted mind: computer = nausea.

So please bear with me as I get back in the swing of visiting and posting. I really don’t want to have to get a laptop to keep in the bathroom or by the bed as I lay around moaning all day.



  1. Computer and nausea, huh? Hmm. Hope it passes soon.

    I missed your January 24 post. Congratulations.


  2. awwww
    that’s hard.
    my aunt had terrible nausea…she would be violently sick 24 hours a day for 9 months solid for every one of her 5 pregnancies.
    eeee. shalom.

  3. Oh Karla, hope your nausea passes soon. We just cannot have you associating upchucking with the computer! No, no, no. :v)

    Feel better soon!

  4. I’m so sorry about the nausea. I had to laugh, OK snicker (don’t hate me) at the associations though. Not fun I know though, huh?

  5. Adventures In Babywearing says

    Oh gosh, hope you feel better! Sounds like you’ve found a fabulous prescription, though. I wish there was an Ollie’s near me!!

  6. Adventures In Babywearing says

    P.S. Your blog design is beautiful!!

  7. Oh no! Not the computer! I had a horrific bout of the stomach flu once as a child and ended up in the hospital – while there, I read several Raggedy Ann and Andy novels, and to this day, the sight of poor Ann and Andy makes me feel queasy.
    Get feeling BETTER.

  8. You poor thing. The weirdest things trigger it when you’re pregnant. For me it was watermelon, which I adored before. To this day, 27 years later, I can’t bear the smell of it.

    I hope you feel better soon. And for the love of God, stay away from it if it makes you queasy. It will pass and you will be back.


  9. All I’m gonna say is don’t throw up on your keyboard…it’ll never be the same again.

    Hope you feel better soon.

  10. The Flip Flop Mamma! says

    Ok, that’s kinda funny. Never heard this before. Associating nausea with things?? But I’m so sorry your body does it. I always associated being sick with 7 up.. my mom always gave it to us when we had the flu, it wasn’t until this past couple months that i could drink it without feeling sick. I hope this passes quickly for you. Did you find out your duedate yet?

  11. You’re nauseous? Have you been reading my blog again?

    Seriously, I hope it passes quickly!

  12. That’s no fun! Nausea with the computer? That’d be awful.

    When I was pregnant with my first I thought that cottage cheese would be a good protein food for me because I’m not a big meat eater. First time I ate it I got sick and can’t stand the sight, smell or thought of it to this day. Just thinking about it makes me want to puke!

    Hope you feel better soon!

  13. Bless your heart…I totally understand,,,,I couldnt stand the sight of certain thigs during my second pregnancy….with Madison it was fine…I never got sick….but in the end it will be worth it I promise. I’ll say a pray you get through this part fast so you can enjoy the rest of it.

  14. carrie*postma says

    gotta love pregnancy!!! LOL! hang in there Sweets!

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