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Morning sickness, toddler and work - how did you cope?

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Boofuls Wed 12-Feb-14 13:12:25


I'm 6 weeks pg with DC2 and just started feeling sick. Didn't really suffer too bad with DS, felt nauseas but never sick however that has changed this time round!

DS is 23 months and demanding food, just made me puke to get his lunch. Feel exhausted and have full day of work tomorrow (inc. 90 min train journey each way).

Help! Any tips??

DinoSnores Wed 12-Feb-14 13:13:59

Constant eating, keeping hydrated, keeping busy, resting when I could.

Can DH prepare DS's lunch in the morning before he goes to work?

Doitnow Wed 12-Feb-14 13:41:56

Oh, I really feel for you as have been here myself.

I decided to tell my boss at 6 weeks as I couldn't physically get into work on time. Luckily, they were very supportive and so that took some of the pressure off.

I agree with eating and drinking continuously. Cereal, toast and crisps were the least offensive to me.

I also found that I had about an hour as soon as I woke up before I started being sick, so I used that time to get stuff done, make lunches etc. Luckily, OH used to take DD to Childcare so I didn't have to leave the house until the worst of my sickness each day had passed. DD did end up eating a lot of basic food and often had cereal for supper which doesn't appear to have done her any harm. This combined with lots of cbeebies!

I'm afraid that there is very little that can be done except keep your head down and get through it. I did very little at the weekends as I did find that being tired made it worse so often had 3 or 4 hour sleeps on weekend days.

Lots of sympathy from me, I hope it doesn't last too long.

Boofuls Wed 12-Feb-14 13:45:04

Thanks guys. Going to try my staple hangover rescues - banana, crisps and cola fingers crossed

Thank god for cbeebies!!

DinoSnores Wed 12-Feb-14 13:46:34

We are watching A LOT of Cbeebies as well! grin

mandbaby Wed 12-Feb-14 14:44:03

The short answer - I'm not!

I am 8weeks pg with DC3, and have a 4YO and 2YO at home as well as working 3 days a week. I am mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted. Come 7pm when I put my boys to bed, it's all I'm fit for myself. I'm in bed for 8 hours every night but I'm not getting quality sleep as I'm having weird, vivid dreams (don't you just love the first trimester!) and my youngest is going through the night-terrors stage and waking up at least 2 or 3 times a night.

Oh the joys of parenthood!

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