Ah man, look what I did, I complained about my bunk lady parts and made the pregnant ladies feel bad.

Bad infertile blogger, bad, BAD. Picking on the emotionally sensitive knocked up puke fountains.

Here’s my dirty little secret though.

My pregnancy was HELL. You know how I was fat? And now I’m not?

Guess how I lost all that weight?

I puked. And puked like a SUPER STAR.

I puked more than you and you and you. COMBINED.

I got pregnant at around 170 lbs.

I went into the hospital at 40 weeks weighing 150 lbs.

I went home from the hospital with a baby at 120 lbs. in size four jeans. (HAH!)

But…

I spent hours a week with IV’s in my arm.

I racked up a $2,839 bill on Zofran alone, AFTER INSURANCE.

I puked eight to ten times a day, every day.

My milk never came in because I was so emaciated by the time I was done.

I even spent three days involuntarily committed to a psych ward. (this post is coming, and it’s going to be a hard one.)

AND YOU BETTER BELIEVE I BITCHED AND MOANED.

Because guess what? Even though I worked SO HARD to get knocked up and I wanted it SO BAD, I don’t like to puke.

And I really don’t like to puke multiple times a day.

So I complained. A lot. Just ask Cody.

“Cody, did she complain a lot when she was pregnant?”
“DUDE, She didn’t shut up.”

Again, I rely on Megan’s post about the hierarchy of suffering.

Yes, someone is always going to have it worse.

There are women who have died from the condition that I had.

But that doesn’t make my situation not suck for me.

Keep on keeping on with the morning sickness talk.

Because if, and when, I ever get pregnant again I’ll puke you all under the table AND I’ll post pictures.

‘Cause that’s how I roll.

Comments

  1. I hope to one day see those pictures- cuz it’ll mean Cody got you good and knocked up!

  2. My cousin was sick like that for her last pregnancy. It was hell. She spent so much time in the hospital. I’m sorry you had to endure that.

  3. Oh my gosh I can’t imagine being that sick. I will take my extra baby weight I can’t seem to drop over puking any day.

  4. This is why I love you so!

    Now I feel bad for feeling bad.

    It’s the hormones I tell you.

    **Big squishy mooshy hugs!!**

  5. That you want to have more children after going through all of this makes you a Mommy Goddess. If I had the skillz to make you a button of some kind for your blog in honor of your Goddessness, I would.

  6. That totally and completely sucks.

    I had morning sickness with both pregnancies, but I think it was pretty average. Though I had kidney stones, which I refused to medicate, with the first and that was worse than the delivery.

    I would take kidney stones to your puking scenario. I hate throwing up.

    The loveliest surprise with my second round of morning sickness this time was that I would pee every time I would throw up. Classic. Got to love the mother’s body.

    I recently had food poisoning, and while throwing up and simultaneously peeing on the floor, I thought to myself, “No way in hell I’m going to get pregnant again. I won’t be able to do this.”

    God bless ya, girl. God bless ya.

  7. With my first son, I vomited so much during my first trimester, I was pretty much hospitalized the entire time. Then, in my last trimester, I was hospitalized again for blood pressure issues, etc.

    I think I vomited more than you…but not by much. :)

    It’s nice to be able to commiserate about the vomiting with someone though, so thank you!

    Shash

  8. Oh vomit goddess, bless you for wanting it again. Testament to the moosh’s fantastic-adorableness!

  9. Oh my goodness, did people actually complain??

    Way I figure it: It’s your blog, you can complain about whatever you want (or don’t want) whenever you like. And if you’re puking so much it’s making you get hospitalized? Darn right your readers want to hear about it! :)

  10. You crack me up.

    I do not envy you the barfing. No sirree.

    Looking forward to the photos ;)

  11. EWW!

    I am so sorry ’cause that would really really suck!

    The one thing I truly hate in the world is puking.

    *shiver*

  12. another hyperemesis sufferer checking in here- I totally understand what you’re talking about.

    I have track marks all over my hands and arms from all the IVs.

    And, I hate to say this- but it happened with my second pregnancy as well- the good thing was, I knew exactly what was going on so I knew not to wait to deal with it- made things go more smoothly, but I was still worshipping the porcelin god at least four times a day.

    You may really appreciate this blog post of mine: http://lifeaslou.blogsome.com/2005/08/09/because-sometimes-you-just-gotta-share/

    :-)

  13. You are a riot!

    I puked too – but you puked more.

    So worth it, isn’t it? :)

  14. Yep – I was sick-o-rama – but you puked more than me.

    And good for you for not feeling bad about what you say – it’s your feelings and you are allowed to have them no matter what!!

  15. Yeah! The puke is worth it. Complaining about it is all that gets you through the next day because at least then you’re doing something, and not hiding in a corner to shrivel up and die from how horrible it makes you feel. I’d wager I didn’t have it as bad as you- but I did puke several times a day for 5 months with my first and so I declare myself qualified to say ‘I know what you mean!’

  16. I’m hoping to hear about some more puking if it means you’re pregnant.

  17. Dude, can’t we all just get along. We might have to puke together in the same toilet one day.

    And I have no problem telling you and the world that you had it worse than I. You win! I’ll make you a crown. ;)

  18. So yo lost 50 pounds by the time you left the hospital? I was about 40 lbs heavier when I left the hospital. Thanks for sending the weight my way. Appreciate it.

  19. good for you for wanting to do it again. i don’t think i could be that strong.

    (although now you’re probably something of an expert…ha)

  20. Dang girl! You sound like me! Zofran was my savior, except it didn’t actually totally work until week 16. So from week 5 to week 16, i was a vomitorium. Always in the hospital. I lost 18 pounds… in the first trimester.. there was nothing left to lose after that. I went home in jeans that I couldn’t fit into before I got pregnant!!
    You sharing your hardships and your experiences will help others. I find myself feeling guilty at times because it was easy for me to get pregnant, but I know that God has his reasons for things so I pray for understanding. I pray that I can help others, and I pray for those who struggle.
    You’re sharing touches more than you know.

  21. Just the WORD vomit bag makes me gag…

    Gah.

  22. Oh, that’s awful! I only puked a couple of times with #1 and not at all with #2. Instead, during pregnancy #2 I got all sorts of rare ailments. Like a weird skin infection that made my legs black and blue (and they felt like they’d been run over by a car). Oh, and one of my ear drums exploded and I was deaf in that ear for over a month.

    I would wager that when you conceive again it will be different (at least I hope so). It’s a good thing these kids are worth it – I’m crossing my fingers the stork comes to visit you soon. You are just the kind of mama who should have more babies. :)

  23. oh my god! i’m sorry for you what you went through. I puked alot through my all my first trimesters (i’m in my 2nd trimester of baby 3) and in Canada, it’s a drug called Diclectin that helped alot. but it seems like nothing compared to your experience. no man will ever realise what we go through to have children.

  24. Liam Craig says:

    ya with my little angie, i puked 20 times a day, no joke, i was in college, and worked, and it was likegoing to the bathroom for me, every hour on the hour puked, even in my sleep. and then diclectin it was my savior, but i still puked 5 times a day, I lost 13 lbs in the first 4 months but oh boy did i make it up! lol, last month i was addicted to chocolate milkshakes, every meal i had one, not a good idea, Oh and I went through a 4 litre of homo milk a day….. i was addicted

  25. And to think I thought I was miserable for not being able to get out of bed hardly from 2-16 weeks from the severe nausea, but it sounds like a walk in the park compared to you! Why does “go and replenish the earth” have to be so gosh darn awful to do sometimes?

  26. My goodness, woman! You can make me laugh and feel sorry for you all in one blog entry.

  27. you have every right to complain about morning sickness and puking, ’cause it sucks! i know…i puked all day and night for the first 6 months of both pregnancies…and i complained and whined about it too. that’s a woman’s right, too!

    puking sucks!

  28. Really ? Pictures…I can’t wait.
    Damn I thought my pregnancy was crazy 4 mos bed rest- 2 in the hospital…it just doesn’t compare.

    Like I said the things we women endure. but having The Moosh makes it all worth it right ? (I know I know I’m sure you didn’t feel like it at the time)

  29. I.Love.You!
    Every day i want to crawl under a rock and die, i think…Casey went through so much more than this and she survived…AND she wants to do it all over again.
    You are amazing!!!

  30. (Ducking for cover)

    Four pregnancies and I never once threw up. I cannot believe how lucky that is, especially after reading your story, Chicky’s story, etc.

    But please, please know that I suffer at the hands of a pair of eye-rolling pubescents, a borderline juvenile delinquent five year-old, and a sixteen month old who still isn’t walking.

    (still ducking)

  31. I am very interested in what happened in between all that that got you involuntarily committed.

  32. Can’t wait for the pictures. :)

    I didn’t have what you had, but I DID throw up each and every day of my pregnancy, from the second month on, up to AND INCLUDING while I was IN LABOR. Good times!

  33. I feel your pain. 5 years to get pregnant with the first, three years to get pregnant with the second. Two times a week IV’s and Zofran. Sucks, sucks, sucks. Fortunately I was healthy after all that and we were my babies. So things could always be worse, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t suck!!! Two months into my second pregnancy and i was like, “Why did we do this again???”
    Some part of you really believes it will be better, easier, and that’s why we have more than one ;-)

  34. Ahh, lucky you. The only time I felt like puking was when we boarded the flight to China to bring our girls home….Scared ****less.

  35. molly sampietro says:

    HEY GIRL!! You make me laugh. So that means when you get pregnant you will be like a 14 childrens. No, that would be bad. I want you to know I look at the pictures you gave me while I work the A** off I aquired during PREGANCY.

  36. Yup. I had it, too. Only I didn’t have Zofran until my LAST BABY.

    I even puked AFTER they delivered. Shudder.

  37. Ick! Casey, I had know idea that you went through SO much to get your PERFECT moosh! I knew you were sick (yes, that’s an understatement!) and had to do the whole sucky Clomid thing, but HELLO, you really went through HELL!

    I’m rootin’ for those lady parts of yours and I’m sure, after all the crap they’ve put you through, that they’ll play nice when you get knocked up again. If not, I’ll give them a good talkin’ to. Um, however that works! Ok, weird. LOL!

    Seriously. When I was trying SO hard to get pregnant with Chloe I swear I saw pregnant ladies EVERYWHERE! It sucked! I actually cried in public.

    Now, are you going to visit me when you get your toosh here? Oh, Your Dad and Colleen sent us a baby gift! SO SWEET! Still have to send them a thank you card! LOVES!

  38. Zofran rocks. I lost some serious weight while I was pregnant with Hollis too. And he had IUGR as a result. Man, I wouldn’t wish that on anyone. Of course, it all came right back within like, a week.

    If it helps to know, the second pregnancy was MUCH easier. I still puked a couple of times a day but I could actually function, you know?

  39. Puking blows! However I’d love to lose some weight. Must be an easier way though.

  40. I can attest to all of the above!! I was there from day one!! I missed the actually delivery but witnessed the red marks on her face just from vomiting. tiny blood vessels on her face actually burst from the pressure. not fun. she was a hard one to live with….
    love and aloha casey!! I miss you like crazy!
    amy

  41. Puking blows! However I’d love to lose some weight. Must be an easier way though.

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