Aibu to live off weetabix and tomato soup for the first trimester?

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Poopyisapig Tue 20-Aug-13 14:25:14

Dh and I just had a row as apparently I am not looking after myself or the growing baby.

I'm 8 weeks and feeling like shit, constantly nauseous and throwing up. Actually, weetabix and to tomato soup in one day is a victory at the moment.

I hate the smell of everything else and even the thought makes me gag. He stands by the fridge shouting out "how about eggs? Tuna? Salad" and wonders why I run to the loo to throw up.

I want him to come down with a vomiting bug and then I will wave fried eggs under his nose and see how he bloody likes it.

PinkPepper Tue 20-Aug-13 14:27:06

Sounds better than the McDonald's fries and salt and vinager mcoys I lived on

GlitterFingers Tue 20-Aug-13 14:29:06

Do it as long as you're taking vitamins some foods better than no food

soverylucky Tue 20-Aug-13 14:29:27

You dh is being stupid. Eat whatever you can but don't worry till you can't keep water down. I ate practically nothing for the first trimester because of HG. They kept on saying that the baby would be fine and get its nutrients from me. We were all fine in the end.

MrsHoarder Tue 20-Aug-13 14:30:49

I lived on water, polos and plain crisps for 4 months. Your diet sounds positively healthy so long as you are managing a folic acid supplement. The featus will take what's needed.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 20-Aug-13 14:32:59

Last PG it was beef and tomato cuppasoup and dry bread. This time, cheese and potatoes.
IMO you eat what you can to get through the first trimester. Baby is very small at this stage and needs little, but gets everything it does need from the food you eat before you do.
Would you like me to come round and beat your DP around the head with a tin of tuna? <<hormonal>>

DeWe Tue 20-Aug-13 14:33:27

The best advice I was given was to eat what you can manage. But I had ms for 24/7 for 8 months, so ate rubbish as the only thing I could keep down.

pianodoodle Tue 20-Aug-13 14:33:35

Heinz tomato soup is lush I lived off it when I had morning (all day) sickness.

And ready salted crisps helped my nausea!

I took the pregnacare vitamins too each morning.

I'm 21 weeks now and am back to eating well...apart from the whole packet of cadburys mallows I had after lunch there blush

It's nice your DH cares but he's being a pain!

In my first pregnancy my DH bought me dates from the health shop and all sorts of stuff that made me want to puke.

blueemerald Tue 20-Aug-13 14:33:39

It sounds like he means well and is worried about you and the baby but is going about it all wrong. It's often repeated advice on here but could you get a health care professional to have a friendly word.

Firstly, congratulations!!
Secondly, don't worry about it, eat what you can. Weetabix are great, would you be able to eat freshly made tomato soup? Just thinking that he could make you some and would feel better about it, it would be healthier for YOU than the tinned variety, (not that it will do any harm to you or the baby).

Poopyisapig Tue 20-Aug-13 14:34:48

I already have a dc from my first marriage who is ten. In that pregnancy I had HG and was sick until I gave birth.

Dh very patronising informed me its because I didn't eat properly (the bastard didn't know me then!) and if this heads the same way then it's my fault.

He would thank his lucky stars I was about to be sick and had to leave the kitchen or I would've stabbed him for that.

Pop corn and tiny bites of apple. I lost weight and threw up all the time. Then, pop corn was triggering too. Horrible.

Babies are parasites and will get what they need. That's why you used to lose a tooth per baby.

x-posted. DH is a twunt. Tell him to fuck off from me <still remembers severe MS>

insancerre Tue 20-Aug-13 14:38:10

Eat what you can.
I lived off icecubes some days, my sickness was so bad. The other days I lived off melon and yoghurt. With the odd fruit salad and blackjack thrown in.
DH learnt very quickly not to make me eat, after one of his meals ended up all over the living room carpet minutes after I had eaten it grin

GrumpyRedhead Tue 20-Aug-13 14:38:24

Yep, eat whatever stays down! Agree that if you reach the point water won't stay down, seek treatment.

When I was hospitalised with HG, I was told that the baby was a 'parasite' and will get the nutrients it needs from you no matter what, calcium from your teeth etc

ShabbyButNotChic Tue 20-Aug-13 14:38:45

I think his heart is in the right place but i would think its better to eat something thats stays down! My friend has and 8month old and had really bad morning sickness. while she was pregnant all she ate for about 6months was ready salted seabrook crisps, marmite on toast, oranges and sour haribo. Although at least one of them was fruit i suppose smile but it was better for her to just accept it for a while rather than force herself to eat things that would make her sick. She turned a corner at 6months though, literally woke up in the middle of the night and demanded her dh make her a bacon sandwich! From that moment on she ate everything in sight smile
Eat what you like!

monikar Tue 20-Aug-13 14:38:52

I ate just cheerios and toast for 3 months and even that was a struggle. It is better to eat what you fancy even if it is not 'conventional'. Also being so empty through lack of food from the sickness increases the felling of nausea.

MummyPig24 Tue 20-Aug-13 14:38:57

Just eat whatever you want. I'm 10 weeks and still feeling sick. I can't manage an evening meal at the moment so I'm just eating a little of what I fancy.

Morebirthdayblues Tue 20-Aug-13 14:40:25

Cheese toasties and walkers crisps here!! Am 8 wks as well so totally feel your pain, ur DH is being an arse, but probably just means well.

It's a very hard thing to explain unless you've been through it.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 20-Aug-13 14:40:43

Im 10 and a half weeks now. I haven't gained anything. My belt is actually tighter than it was to start with! confused

Poopyisapig Tue 20-Aug-13 14:41:16

I know he means well, but comments like I had HG because I didn't eat properly make him sound like a bloody idiot.

I didn't eat a single man made carb for five years prior to three and a had weeks ago, consequently, I do feel sluggish eating weetabix now, but I cannot stand any of the foods I are before, and I certainly can't entertain the thought of fat and meat.

GobbySadcase Tue 20-Aug-13 14:43:37

Just supplement with a vitamin, ie pregnacare.
Eating and keeping down trumps eating and throwing up any day!

Poopyisapig Tue 20-Aug-13 14:51:07

Yes, I've got pregnacare tablets.

Touch wood this won't be anything like my first pregnancy, but I have to make him realise how crap I feel and that it's normal to feel this way.

The argument stemmed from talking about PIL visiting at the weekend - they want to go out to an Indian resteraunt. I've said great, you go and have a good time with them, there is no way I could eat the food or smell it. He thew a wobbly saying that it would be rude of me not to go.

I am sure they will understand and surely, it would be ruder for me to throw up in the resteraunt?

Ezio Tue 20-Aug-13 14:53:04

Poopy, give him two choices, go alone or clean up your sick in the restaurant, hes been warned and he has to choose.

PinkPepper Tue 20-Aug-13 14:58:34

I found it better to shop each day some days I surprised myself and ate better so by shopping that day could cram good food in. But didn't waste anything on the days I couldn't manage much

SaucyJack Tue 20-Aug-13 15:00:19

Kick him in the nuts.

My DP did make a few noises about all the shite I'm eating this pg, so I've been leaving the bathroom door open when I go to chuck up bile just so's he can truly grasp how fricking awful I feel.

SlinkyB Tue 20-Aug-13 15:02:32

OP have you been on to the Hyperemesis Support thread in the Pregnancy section? It's fantastic, and has some links to great websites on the first page (like pregnancy sickness support).

Sit him down in front of those websites for ten minutes and get him clued-up on HG, maybe he'll be more realistic and understanding then....

Poopyisapig Tue 20-Aug-13 15:11:43

I keep getting "how can you see into the future and know you'll feel sick at the Indian?".

Well, dickhead, I have to hold my breath just opening my own fridge. I cannot imagine sitting in an Indian and feeling fine.

ratbagcatbag Tue 20-Aug-13 15:15:39

Weetabix, pints and pints of crusha strawberry milkshake and pickled onion monster munch. I lost a stone (I do have it to lose ill add) nothing else for twenty weeks pretty much.

Silverlace Tue 20-Aug-13 15:27:26

I survived on cold toast. People thought it was a craving but it was all I could keep down!

Your Indian restaurant brings back memories of an ill advised meal in London's Chinatown in early pregnancy. Just walking down the street made me queasy.

Just tell him you can make your own choices and will eat what you want, when you want it as your body will do what is best for baby.

If he thinks you are rude not going out then so be it, he and his family will get over it.

pianodoodle Tue 20-Aug-13 15:33:20

Oh dear. Having read your subsequent posts I retract my earlier kind statements about your DH in favour of the stabbing!

AdoraBell Tue 20-Aug-13 15:35:01

I practically lived on fresh air for nearly 16 weeks with twins. You're doing well. Maybe suggest DH takes a daily high dose of estrogen and see how wide a variety of foods he fancieswink or march him along to the MW for a pep talk.

Egusta Tue 20-Aug-13 15:35:49

I lived on tinned peaches and vanilla ice cream for the first trimester.

if you take a supplement, i would not worry. In a few weeks you will be fine.

plummyjam Tue 20-Aug-13 15:38:04

Nope I lived on jelly and bird's custard for 3 months.

FirstStopCafe Tue 20-Aug-13 15:42:03

Plain hula hoops got me through the first trimester. I also declined a meal in an Indian restaurant because I knew I wouldn't be able to cope with the strong smells. YANBU

solarbright Tue 20-Aug-13 15:42:27

I survived on iced water and vitamin tablets, so I think you're doing great! March him into your midwife's office and have her spell it out for him. May your morning sickness be short-lived! It's hell.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 20-Aug-13 15:45:19

Let him read this thread! grin

Message to Poopy's husband: Stop being a dick head! You have no idea how bad morning sickness makes you feel. How about a little support?!

insanityscratching Tue 20-Aug-13 15:46:32

I lived on pickled onion space raiders and milky ways for pretty much all my last pregnancy. It was the only thing I could stomach. Dd was fit and well. Tell dh to get a grip or use his toothbrush to clean the loo in the hope he comes down with a vomiting bug and a dose of empathy.

ImATotJeSuisUneTot Tue 20-Aug-13 15:47:56

DP did this. Said he couldn't understand how even just the smell of things could make me feel sick. Had a mini rant about fruit and veg intake.

Then he waved an orange in my direction and I promptly threw up on him.

He never mentioned it again. grin

nenevomito Tue 20-Aug-13 15:51:04

I was hideously sick all the way through both pgs.

Go to the restaurant - throw up over him.

pianodoodle Tue 20-Aug-13 15:51:41

Interesting to read the funny things people lived on!

I currently can't go a day without cheese and tomato sandwiches.

AdoraBell Tue 20-Aug-13 15:57:35

It's actually rude of him to expect you to eat out and rude of PILs to want you to eat something that has a high aroma factor as well as complex recipes containing lots of items that may or may not make you throw up in an enclosed space where you can't get away from the smells. Doesn't matter what cuisine it is.

TeamEdward Tue 20-Aug-13 15:59:30

Have you tried ginger?

<runs and ducks for cover grin >

Poopyisapig Tue 20-Aug-13 16:03:40

See, the thing is, I know PIL will understand. Dh is just being an arse about it.

Poopyisapig Tue 20-Aug-13 16:04:45

Teamedward the amount of times I heard that when I was pregnant with ds. I don't know how I didn't kill someone!

AdoraBell Tue 20-Aug-13 16:06:05

Ginger actually helped me a bit, but it gave me heartburn. Still couldn't eat though. Garlic is my miracle cure OP chew a few garlic gloves and them DH big kiss <evil grin>

AdoraBell Tue 20-Aug-13 16:07:51

Maybe get MIL to chew his ear off have a word with DH?

wallpaperaddict Tue 20-Aug-13 16:10:10

I lived off fruit salad, Heinz spaghetti and tomato and butter bean soup for the duration of my pregnancy. Occasionally a slice of toast or dry breakfast cereal. Everything else smelt so vile, I couldn't even be in the kitchen whilst DH cooked for himself and DS. If I'd had to go to a restaurant I'd have physically been sick! Your DH is being ridiculous!

oscarwilde Tue 20-Aug-13 16:13:00

Leave the mayo on the radiator overnight and then make him some sandwiches for work....

Poopyisapig Tue 20-Aug-13 16:13:19

I'll try but she always talks about her pregnancies like a martyr - how she couldn't stand cooking smells and used to be sick while still preparing FIL meals from scratch. Sod that, dh is a grown adult can sort himself out while I am feeling this rough!

BumpAndGrind Tue 20-Aug-13 16:18:06

22 weeks here. I'm half a stone less in weight than I was at conception and I live off that Knorr chicken noodle simmer soup stuff.

angeltattoo Tue 20-Aug-13 16:23:57

Lucozade and twiglets were what I ate for the first 20 weeks. Anything else I risked tried came back up.

Cheese and crackers and ice cream for the last 20 weeks.

Cake since birth grin damn BF appetite.

4 mo DD is doing fine

DH did wonder if we'd ever eat a meal together again.

AdoraBell Tue 20-Aug-13 16:30:44

Ah, yeah, you don't need the martyr treatment. Lucky your DH can cook, eh? Keep banging on about he's such a capable person etc etc.

So I'd either do the garlic kiss trick or go out and throw up.

Deadhamsterssmell Tue 20-Aug-13 16:42:19

I went off veg and fruit when pregnant with all three DC. My meals mainly consisted of either fish fingers and mint sauce or chicken breast and mint sauce through the whole 9 months, anything else made me sick. I was 2 stone lighter at the end of my pregnancies than at the start.
My children are 10, 8 and 5, eat veg and fruit and haven't suffered at all as far as I can tell. Birth weights were 8lbs, 9.8lbs and 7.5lbs.

pianodoodle Tue 20-Aug-13 16:43:32

I actually associate the taste of ginger with feeling sick now after sucking ginger sweets for weeks in my first pregnancy!

itsonlysubterfuge Tue 20-Aug-13 16:50:06

I barely ate anything. I couldn't stand the smell or taste of anything. I couldn't have any vitamins either as they made me vomit. I could barely walk around the store from all the smelly food and people. I have been there and hopefully will pass for you soon. Sorry I don't have any advice about your DH though, you can tell him I think he's being ridiculous is sure that would go down well.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 20-Aug-13 17:29:59

Go to the restaurant, throw up in a carrier bag, tie a knot in it, put it under your seat. Repeat until he gets the message! grin

I lived on Heinz vegetable soup and sandwiches made from brown bread and tinned red salmon for twenty weeks - occasionally supplemented with seedless grapes and ready salted hula hoops.

I hope your sickness eases soon.

Loobylou123 Tue 20-Aug-13 17:54:28

Peanuts and lemonade lollies for me for about a month. Eat whatever you can. Was told by midwife and GP that anything, even 6 donuts a day was ok when feeling so sick. Once sickness fades you can worry about health! I did find watermelon nice actually though, always sick a while later but was refreshing to eat!

Loobylou123 Tue 20-Aug-13 17:57:46

Oh and at 39 weeks I still can't bear the smell of Indian food - far too fragrant. Heave at the slightest whiff!

MrsKoala Tue 20-Aug-13 18:02:55

I lived off twiglets and poached egg (had to be runny - I KNOW I KNOW!) on toast for the first 3 months.

I had a constant watery sick taste in my mouth which twiglets seemed to counter with the salty dryness. Just the thought of one now is turning my stomach.

Tell your DH to sod off - it really is an awful feeling and you have to do what you can to get thru it. Hope it eases soon smile (i am dead envy btw)

AdoraBell Tue 20-Aug-13 18:30:18

Also meant to say mine got all they needed from me, they stayed put for 35 weeks and each weighed around 2.5 kilos with no health problems other than what my Dr expected for early arrival. And I didn't have any vitamins.

Your baby will do the same OP and remember you are eating, and what you are eating is food. I remember hearing stories of women eating things toothpaste and coal.

redexpat Tue 20-Aug-13 19:48:48

Ooh Heinz tomato soup got me through the last trimester.

Could you vomit ON dh? Would that help him to understand?

RIZZ0 Tue 20-Aug-13 19:57:27


I normally eat a very healthy diet.

First trimester both times my diet consisted mostly of:
Crumpets with cheese
Crumpets with honey
Diet coke
Chewing gum

Most other foods made me retch, particularly anything shown in extreme close up on M&S Food ads. "This isn't just ANY salmon...." <barf>

mrsjay Tue 20-Aug-13 20:00:18

take a pregnancy multivit and eat what you can keep down I ate toast and quavers for the first few months

mrsjay Tue 20-Aug-13 20:01:01

I also drank gallons of cream soda and gingerbeer sometimes in the same glass blush

RIZZ0 Tue 20-Aug-13 20:03:40

Ooh yes ginger beer. Couldn't touch ginger for two years after though. You get a bit gingered out in pg.

mrsjay Tue 20-Aug-13 20:05:01

I now turn a bit funny if i smell Cream soda now

DolomitesDonkey Tue 20-Aug-13 20:05:31

Have you tried Burger King's Onion Rings? The food of hyperemesis queens!

Dorris83 Tue 20-Aug-13 20:06:04

Yanbu at all. I lived on 'dirt food' as my DH calls it... White bread, tinned hot dogs, plain cheese sandwiches and dry crackers.

My lovely DH cooked lots of healthy meals which I just couldn't face. One night he made a shepherds pie, with broccoli and carrots and I ate two bites then went and made myself a plain cheese sandwich...

DH used to moan about what I was (and was not) eating but would also dive in and join me in eating my dirt food. He gained a stone during my pregnancy!!

CrispyFB Tue 20-Aug-13 20:08:14

Yeah, I no longer like ginger any more after my first DC - used to love it too!

I'm nearly 9 weeks, and my diet consists of carbs such as pasta/bread and cheese. Or noodles of the instant variety. If I can face it. There's an awful lot of pushing food around on the plate and looking miserably at it. I find it easier to get a meal down if I am distracted by something e.g. I'll sit and read Mumsnet and sneak the odd mouthful here and there.

I would never survive in a takeaway restaurant, especially not an Indian with all those strong smells!

Oh god your DH sounds like my dad.

Also on my second pregnancy with HG, and people really don't get it do they?

I currently can't even go in the kitchen by the way, so applaud you for managing! That's tough to do!

mrsjay Tue 20-Aug-13 20:23:15

I was in hospital a lot with both pregnancies with dd1 I had been craving a big mac for days I asked dh to get me one on his way in at visiting he forgot i burst into tears and said he obviously had no respect for me <drama queeN> and sent him back out to get one blush I hadn't eaten properly for days

mrsjay Tue 20-Aug-13 20:24:43

oh I also ate my own weight in those cheap onion ring crisps the 10p ones as they were at the time,

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 20-Aug-13 21:13:31

Question: if you don't mind the hijack
Everyone who is taking the pregnacare vitamins, is anyone on high dose folic acid as well? 5mg
I know pregnacare has folic acid in it, and being on a high dose anyway, I'm worried that too much might be bad?

Bluestocking Tue 20-Aug-13 21:19:46

Egg mayonnaise sandwiches and plain hula hoops for the first trimester. DS was a bonny four kilos with a perfect apgar. Tell your DH to naff off.

Funghoul Tue 20-Aug-13 21:42:47

Saggy - I took folic acid with pregnacare, told to by midwife and we had no problems with it so you should be fine.

During the first 4 months my diet was white bread and maybe an apple every now and then. On a good day I managed crackers, on a bad day I drank ribena because it was easier to throw up. I luckily got my appetite back for a few more things around 20 weeks which coincided with Christmas quite nicely. My dd was born 8'6 and had obviously sucked every bit of goodness out of me as she could!

You know from experience your baby will be fine, but like the suggestion of throwing up on him! My dp didn't know how bad it was for me until I spent 2 weeks with a bucket on the sofa, making him hold my hair back!

grumpalumpgrumped Tue 20-Aug-13 22:31:27

Tell him to piss off.DH did this, and made me spouts and fish one night (who in their right mind does that anyway).
I ate waffles, cucumber with lashings of salt and ice! grin

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 20-Aug-13 22:34:32

FunGhoul were you on high dose folic acid? Normal dose is 0.4mg. As an old fat bird I'm on 5 mg.

I'm sure technically its not good but with DD I lived on ready salted crisps, plain bread and strawberries.

Thankfully with Ds I could eat almost anything.

My midwives were very supportive that I should try but if I can't then I can't and as soon as the sickness and nausea went I should go nuts on healthy eating. I did fine at that, until christmas at 8m pregnant and all the biscuits!!!! The fact she was nearly 9lb was nothing to do with that i'm sure wink

Poopyisapig Tue 20-Aug-13 22:40:52

Thank you all, it's so nice to be understood.

I've had an awful evening. Lets just say that tomato soup is now a mo go area sad

However, dh is now being a bit more understanding (it was really bad!) and went out to buy me some pototo waffles for tomorrow as he's back at work in the morning. They were the blandest thing I could think of. Bread is a no go, it tastes so sweet at the mo, so I can't even eat toast.

Hoping for a slightly better day tomorrow, today was the pits sickness wise.

Poopyisapig Tue 20-Aug-13 22:42:40

He's promised to lay off bugging me about eating fruit and veg too. I honestly couldn't be in the same room as any if you offered me a grand.

FreeWee Tue 20-Aug-13 22:44:45

Yabu if you think you'll still like Weetabix and tomato soup next week! Don't stock up is my advice. I was horrendously sick and what I could bear changed from morning to evening. My DH stocked up on tomato soup, hummus and pitta bread only for me to vomit at the thought of that and demand ask for chocolate chip muffins and canned fruit cocktail!

Even the thought of going into an Indian restaurant when suffering with all day everyday sickness would make me nauseous. If you've never felt like you are now (and your DH never will) then you can never understand how the thought, sight or smell of food could make you feel so ill. I couldn't stand the taste of water. Why not? It's so bland! But whilst my DH didn't understand he did empathise and made me a bland sandwich every night whilst cooking himself his dinner. Your DH has got 2 arms hasn't he? And tell him to go on his own if it matters that much to him. I insisted my DH went out without me so he had some semblance of a social life as I barely left the sofa for 6 months. Hope you start feeling better soon. Cyclazine sorted me out but I know drugs aren't for everyone.

FreeWee Tue 20-Aug-13 22:45:59

X post OP! I did warn you not to rely on tomato soup smile


chickensaladagain Tue 20-Aug-13 22:52:11

1st trimester I lived on dry cornflakes and Granny Smith apples

2nd trimester I found I had a 2 hour window of opportunity late afternoon when I could add a bit of variety and introduced gregs chicken pasties and cherry tomatoes

3rd trimester I ate everything!

Morning noon and night sickness is horrendous -you have my sympathies

Poopyisapig Tue 20-Aug-13 22:54:55

Thankfully, I didn't stock up on the soup!

Will try the waffles tomorrow and see how they go down (or come up).

Funghoul Tue 20-Aug-13 23:11:04

Saggy - I was on the high dose, bmi way high apparently but I am just about 6' tall so it never works in my favour. Everything was fine, I wouldn't worry about it.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 20-Aug-13 23:18:26

Thanks. Ill get some vitamins tomorrow.

Cersei Wed 21-Aug-13 00:08:40

I lived on coco pops until 14 weeks, they still taste chocolatey when they come back up grin

missingmumxox Wed 21-Aug-13 01:00:08

normally on posting I will try and give Dp's side but he is bur, when I was first pregnant all I could eat was fish and chip and cherries 4 months of it and I could barely drink anything not even plain water, someone introduced me to fizzy water which I hated before but in pregnancy and a delight during smile didn't matter they way the fish and chip came, so McD fish burger and chip, local chippie, home made fried fish, fish pie and chips, frozen fish and chips didn't matter, I have always hoped my cherry pips would grow trees along my line to work as I spat them out but 8 years later no such luck smile

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Wed 21-Aug-13 01:18:39

God yes! Plain tap water! The devils own urine! Nothing makes me feel more bilious! confused

26 weeks pregnant and still puking like a champ. Lived on heinz cream of tomato soup and white bread supplemented with sour patch kids from weeks 7 to 15. The thought of rice made me queasy never mind being in a curry house.

More variety in my diet now but still days where the smells of food just make me heave.

5amisnotmorning Wed 21-Aug-13 08:07:16

12 weeks and cannot bear the smell of the fridge let alone an Indian restaurant! People who haven't had bad morning sickness Do Not Get It.

I have been signed off sick for the last 6 weeks with HG and my friend keeps asking if I fancy coming out for lunch as I am off work!

Current food is appletiser (costing me a fortune) as can't keep water down, potatoes and coco pops. Even those come back up if I take more than 2 mouthfuls at once. Lost 1.5 stone so far this pregnancy.

Had it with DD too all the way through although slightly more manageable, lost 2 stone that time and she was born 9llbs.

My DH just wouldn't dare make comments like that!

CaptainSweatPants Wed 21-Aug-13 08:10:41

Dh used to serve me dinner on the sofa, I couldn't enter the kitchen without heaving!

I'd eat a few mouthfuls & lie down straight away else it would come back up

Such a fun time pregnancy!

pianodoodle Wed 21-Aug-13 08:18:11

I lived on coco pops until 14 weeks, they still taste chocolatey when they come back up

That could be the new coco pops catchphrase you should write to them grin

hackmum Wed 21-Aug-13 08:18:57

If you bring everything back up, what is even the point of trying to eat a proper meal? It makes no sense. Your DH has clearly forgotten what it's like to feel sick.

In evolutionary terms, it's a strange thing, isn't it? At the exact point when your developing baby probably needs loads of nourishment, many women can't keep anything down. Though they do say, don't they, that the baby takes what it needs from your reserves/

mrsjay Wed 21-Aug-13 08:50:50

God yes! Plain tap water! The devils own urine! Nothing makes me feel more bilious!

It takes on a taste like nothing else when pregnant and burns on the way back up, I was told to sip on water when i was first pregnant <heave>

littlewhitebag Wed 21-Aug-13 08:54:17

I lived on spreading cheese sandwiches and smokey bacon crisps when pg with my first. Mother and baby both did well!

motherinferior Wed 21-Aug-13 09:02:04

There was a period where all I could keep down was Starbucks frappucinos and Starbucks muffins - clearly the totally chemical content mean there was nothing organic to reject...

DP was still living in Brussels half the week thank god - as his particular helpful suggestions centred on exercise. Yes, I swam a mile 3 times a week before he impregnated me but in the first 12 weeks all I could do was collapse into bed for the entire weekend, not saunter up the road to the pool.

MTBMummy Wed 21-Aug-13 09:10:48

Poopy - I feel your pain, I hope the potato waffles stayed down.

I'm just coming out (I think) of the horrid nausea stage, which has plagued me since I was 3 weeks.

GlitzPig Wed 21-Aug-13 09:17:06

Was sick till 28 weeks, then the sickness went and heartburn arrived hmm

I couldn't eat till after four in the afternoon, then managed to put away a few Dairylea triangles and some salt and vinegar Discos. Literally, that was it. Until later in the evening, when I'd have two tins of pineapple. Ds is fine grin

Maryz Wed 21-Aug-13 09:19:24

There is a bright side.

After I had ds2 they gave me beef stroganoff with rice in the hospital. It tasted like gourmet food grin

It was amazing how the pukiness left immediately after he did.

I ate rice pudding out of the tin for the first three months, but progressed onto steak, orange juice and bread and butter pudding for the rest of it. Which is probably quite a good diet. Maybe I should try it now (though I suspect the weight-loss element might not be so good if I don't throw up half a dozen times a day).

partystress Wed 21-Aug-13 09:20:20

Better now than when you've had the baby. I was blush when my EBF PFB's pink stained nappies, which I was convinced were due to blood in urine, were traced to my excessive Heinz Cream of Tomato consumption!

goodbyeyellowbrickroad Wed 21-Aug-13 09:22:57

Any f

goodbyeyellowbrickroad Wed 21-Aug-13 09:23:46

Any food is better than nothing. For the first 4 and a half months I survived on ap

goodbyeyellowbrickroad Wed 21-Aug-13 09:25:59


Survived on apple crumble and then steak pies from the chippie. Not exactly a balanced diet but was all I could stomach.

DH ate salad and quiche for a couple of months as I couldn't bear the smell of anything cooking. I still sometimes feel a bit queasy when I smell onions cooking.

MrsMook Wed 21-Aug-13 09:30:24

I had the all day mega-brunch nausea with DS1. Food was repellent. I survived on KFC, potnoodles and ginger cookies for 2-3 months. DS2 was easier. Some was luck of the draw, but it also helped that I'd learned to graze on whatever whim took my fancy so at least I wasn't caught in the too sick to eat cycle.

We went on holiday with MiL at 6 weeks when I was in the pasty phase. MiL is lovely, but she really couldn't understand how disgusting the thought of a sandwich was and that I NEEDED a greasy pasty. We managed to get one and I thought I did admirably when she piped up from the back of the car "I'm not suprised you feel sick eating all that grease". Fortunately DH defended my corner and explained that I'd feel worse if I ignored the urge. He'd learnt from DS1 when he was worried about my weightloss and rang my mum to check what I'd eaten one day.

It's common for the most nutritious foods to be least appetising. I was explaining that to a friend's husband recently as I took away her great plate of good food that was turning her stomach, and bought bite size bits back on a much less intimidating tea plate.

Totesamazeballs Wed 21-Aug-13 09:34:07

Don't worry. My current diet is lemonade and the odd bit of yoghurt and cheese! I am still looking for safe foods but I might try those cup a soups....

Totesamazeballs Wed 21-Aug-13 09:36:33

And with DS it was Greek salad and most of that came up so basically he survived on not much and he is fine. smile whatever you can keep down I say!

I lived off Walkers crisps for part of the first Tri with DD - this was before I knew I was pregnant and just attributed it to hangovers (yes, I was drinking before I knew, too) - student life blush so I wasn't taking vitamins at that point either.

I now have a beautiful 9 week old DD who doesn't appear to have been affected by that poor diet in the early days wink

Just listen to your own body and stick to your current diet. Better to be getting something down than vomiting at something healthy smile

Dobbiesmum Wed 21-Aug-13 09:52:52

Strawberry fruit corners and quavers all three times here for the first trimester!
Last time me and DH went out for an Indian after I had started to be able to keep normal food down, so I was round about 6 months and disparate for a nice meal out. Plus I love Indian food. I ordered the mildest thing on the menu, sat there, ate it, had a lovely time. An hour later DH is holding my hair back at the side of the road sighing 'well I did try to warn you'... grin
The night after I had DD2 at home he went out an bought the biggest Indian banquet he could find. I ate more of it than he did!

Poopyisapig Wed 21-Aug-13 09:54:11

I had weetabix as soon as I woke up this morning and I actually felt good for an hour or so.

Going to try some waffles a bit later.

Maryz Wed 21-Aug-13 12:07:10

I dunno about the waffles Poopy, you have to cook them hmm

I think the reason dd never ate too well is that I had to feed her for nine months on bland crap as I couldn't face the smell of real food cooking.

Poopyisapig Wed 21-Aug-13 12:32:21

Maryz I just stuck them in the toaster. They were ok actually and have so far stayed down.

I am so glad it's the holidays. Ds is at his fathers house until beginning of sept and I am off college. I only feel slightly human when I am laying flat on the bed.

Today I've managed some salt & vinegar crisps. Think that might be all I manage today.

Last pregnancy I couldn't stand tap water and had to have flat lemonade, this time lemonade is unbearably sweet.

Dahlen Wed 21-Aug-13 12:45:58

Maryz - I was exactly the same after giving birth, but with heartburn. It went almost instantaneously. I think I was more overjoyed at losing the heartburn than I was gaining a baby! grin

OP, YANBU. I lived off brown rice smothered in soy sauce during the first trimester. It was the only thing I could face.

dutchyoriginal Wed 21-Aug-13 13:27:14

DH said it was called morning sickness, because it started in the morning and lasted untill the next morning <repeat ad nauseam> grin

I could have a bit more variety, but only if I grazed on little bites all day long. Also, salty crisps were a life saver at the end of most days.

My MS has started yesterday, which is almost exactly 2 weeks after DTD(confirmed by POAS)! shock

Poopyisapig Wed 21-Aug-13 13:52:49

My first husband didn't get it at all.

He used to say "but it's morning sickness, you can't possibly still be sick after lunchtime". At least current dh is that much of a twat.

Am sipping on flat lemonade btw, as so many of you found it helped!

AdoraBell Wed 21-Aug-13 14:52:09

Answer for any DH or DP, or other man who tells you it's only morning sickness so can't possibly continue into the afternoon.

The bloke who called it morning sickness has clearly never been pregnant.

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