Thursday, October 30, 2014

Surviving Morning sickness when you have a toddler.

Okay, so here I am at 32 weeks and I'm still dealing with morning sickness! Thankfully it's just in the morning and it's definitely not as bad as the first trimester throwing up everywhere sickness however, I just hate feeling nauseous and it's even harder when you have a toddler who is constantly depending on you for their every need and desire. Okie dokie! 
Thankfully, I really believe Evelynne has a sense when I'm not feeling good and sometimes I really believe she takes it easy on me. I love my girl, However, it doesn't make it easier because as a mama I have responsibilities and when I feel like I'm doing them to the best of my abilities I take it way harder on myself then I probably should.
Here are some tips and advice that I have learned to take and has seriously helped me in my 32 weeks of pregnancy. I really hope they help!
Plan A. Call Grandma!!//  Both Grandma's in Evelynne's life are super involved with her and it's even better that both of them are my best friends. I know without a doubt I can always call them and they'll always be there for me. However, they're also both working Grandmas so when they can't take Evelynne for the day I know without a doubt that I have plenty of  lifesavers who would be happy to take my cutie pie. Which leads me to my second.

Receive help as much as possible// It's so important for you to get as much rest as possible. So when friends or family members that you trust offer to take your little ones off your hands for a few hours or even a day I'd recommend you take them up on that offer  and get as much rest as possible and if you can, catch up on cleaning. You honestly don't know when you'll have another opportunity to do so.

Nap when they nap// Toddlers are exhausting! So having 24/7 morning sickness on top of that.. Can words even describe? Whether you're a clean freak or not my advice to you is to make it a priority to nap when they nap. Leave the dishes in the sink, don't worry about the laundry and if you must do it when they wake up. You need the rest more then a clean house. You're family needs you to rest too!! 
Simple activities// Morning sickness for me was 24/7. I was throwing up constantly. Could barely keep food or even water down and couldn't even move from the couch without feeling like I was going to fall over. So, obviously taking Evelynne on walks was not an option so we had to think of some fun activities for her to do while I could sit and watch her and still be somewhat involved. I had morning sickness during the Spring and Summer so Evelynne's main activity was playing in her pool where I could sit with her. Also coloring, And letting her play on the back porch to get some outside time in.
Reach out// This is one of the  most important things for me! This was something I know I didn't do as often as possible and should have. When you're feeling sick or depressed or extreme Mommy guilt you really need to reach out to someone who's been there. Let them speak life over you, come over and help you, and pray over you. It's so so important. 
Listen to the Bible// Because reading it is out of the question.. At least it was for me. However, getting in it daily is so so important! So I recommend listening to it. It even made me feel better at times and if not physically Spiritually for sure! Even sermons help.  

How do you survive those dreaded sick days with your children?  Check out the other mama's blogs for their tips.  And be sure to link up with us below if you also have a post on this topic. 
In the difficulty of motherhood, it's so important to find other mamas to relate to.  Toddlers can be a handful and leave you wondering what to do next.  This series is here to help you navigate through toddlerhood while being able to relate to other mamas going through the same thing.  We may not always know what we are doing but we give it our best shot anyway.  Come back each week to check out our new topic and read along with the other hosts of our One Year and Beyond series!
Oct 2:     Toddler Diaper Bag Essentials 
Oct 9:     Learning to love your post-pregnancy body
Oct 16:   Busy Toddler Activities
Oct 23:   Keeping in Shape While Caring for a Toddler
Oct 30:   Sick Day Tips
Nov 6:    How to Not Lose Your Patience with your Toddler
Nov 13:  Favorite Toddler Outings

1 comment:

  1. Oh my, I am so sorry the morning sickness hit you so hard!!! Great tips for surviving with a toddler. Actually, I could have used them last week :)

    Week 8 of my pregnancy was a rough one and I did many of the things you mentioned. Especially napping while my son naps! We read a lot of books, or he played outside and i sat and watch on the porch... anything to just be still for a little while.

    I hope your morning sickness eases up on you soon!
    Amy @


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