I know that some women don’t have any sickness at all during their first trimester, and I know (only too well…) that some women suffer terribly. But I’ve never, ever, actually heard of women who only suffer sickness in the morning.
If you ask me, it should really be renamed ‘Starts from the moment you wake up, increasing in intensity until lunchtime, sending you into a coma-like sleep around 2pm, rousing you from aforementioned sleep with a slamming headache, and a spinning stomach, leaving you with a hunger so ravenous you feel like you’re being eaten from the inside out, yet simultaneously giving you nausea so overwhelming that everything you even think about eating makes you rush to the bathroom, finally leaving you exhausted, teary, and wrung out like an old dishcloth by 8pm sickness’.
Or is that too much of a mouthful?
Thankfully, I’m over the worst of it now. I can eat real food again, I can get through an entire day without having a nap, and I no longer start sobbing at random moments during the day.
The worst irony is that, at the time you most need the people around you to be empathetic and understanding, only a few people even know you’re pregnant! The rest probably just think you’re rude, miserable, and a little bit strange.
Did you have a rough time in your first trimester too??