So I'm about 8 weeks pregnant, & morning sickness has set in in a big way - far worse than my first pregnancy, I've been sick all day this time around....
And I'm doing a TERRIBLE job of looking after my toddler.....feeling so guilty, but all I can do is lie on the couch so he's had ABC for kids on every day, all day, this week....
I feel awful, he's bored & needs to get out of the house but as soon as I stand up I need to be sick....
How has everyone else dealt with morning sickness & looking after your other little ones????
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08-08-2013 08:33 #1Senior Member
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Terrible morning sickness, & terrible parenting.....
08-08-2013 08:47 #2
OP. I was pretty sick and exhausted the whole 1st trimester with DS2, and DS1 was 18 months. He watched waaaay more TV than I would normally allow, but like you I could barely get off the couch. We also lived on very simple dinners because I couldn't cook - so lots of toast and vegemite or eggs on toast. Like you I felt horribly guilty, and I could see DS1 was getting cabin fever, but I just couldn't bring myself to go out. I got DH to take him on walks around the garden when he got home to get him out of the house. After around 16 weeks things started to pick up and we got out and about more. Do you have a secure yard he can play in? Can you set yourself up on a banana lounge outside and let him play while you doze? It will get better, and a couple of months of more TV than usual isn't going to hurt your toddler, I think most sick preggy mums with toddlers have been in the same boat.
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08-08-2013 08:50 #3
Don't worry hun. Before I got MS meds from the doctor I did the same with DD. DD actually loved it. I make sure now that when I have a good day, we get out of the house. You'll feel better soon and can make up for it then. Talk to your Dr about meds if nothing else works. They are a god send! I'm 15 weeks and still need them.
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08-08-2013 08:54 #4
I had hyperemesis with ds2. My mum and abc for kids looked after ds1 for almost 7mths.
I have hyperemesis this time too and dp and the tv has baby sat ds2 this time. Luckily ds1 is in school.
Get someone to make food and snacks and prepare lots if drinks for your child. That way you can lie on the couch and your child is fed. Do what you have to. I know the guilt you feel so will give you huge hugs. It's hard but remember its not forever and as long as your childb is fed and in a safe environment they will be okay.
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08-08-2013 09:57 #5Senior Member
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Thanks ladies, I'm glad it's not just me!
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