Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Glad I am Beyond All of This

I once promised to tell you everything that set off my gag reflex for the first sixteen weeks of pregnancy.  I realized when I tried to write that post that I was still much too close to that period for reflection.  But then today I ate 10 chicken nuggets and a small Frosty for lunch so I think it is safe to say that I have moved beyond the vomit stage.  

Top ten things that made me puke:
10.  Bad breath, including my own.
9.    Brushing my teeth (anyone see a predicament here?)
8.   Eliot's "business"
7.    Most food smells
6.    Standing in the shower
5.    Anything in my mouth for too long, including my own teeth and tongue.  Especially food bits found sometime after the meal was over.
4.    My own saliva
3.    Vitamins
2.    The smell of vitamins
and the number one thing to cause me to puke...
1.     Items in my nose.  I puked every single time I blew my nose.  I puked in public once when a tiny hair from my head tickled my nostril.  I puked many times just thinking about the times something touched my nose or got stuck in my nose or I realized I might have to blow my nose soon.  It was awesome.  

P.S. If you are still thinking of trying this yourself one day, I will tell you what helped a little as well.  The smell of shampoo, the smell of laundry detergent, lemon, ginger, pudding, clementines, and saltines.  However, I no longer eat any of these items because I associate them so closely with unpleasantness.  Fair warning.  Oh, and Zofran and Phenergan.  In fact, mostly just these helped.

1 comment:

Shelley said...

Not something they go into detail about in all those heartwarming pregnancy books. Maybe you should write one of your own..."The Real Miracle of Pregnancy...Survival of the Fittest."