Morning Sickness and Sickness Bug

As I previously mentioned, I have had, in my opinion, quite bad morning sickness. I have felt very sick every day since being about 5 weeks pregnant. Feeling sick while not being sick is a horrible sensation. However, shortly after my first midwife appointment, I came down with the sickness bug, which lasted for 3 days, leaving me unable to eat or even keep water down, as such I was extremely dehydrated to the point I was nearly admitted to hospital. Luckily this was not the case and somehow little Lotus managed to hold on, something we are so thankful for.

The sickness bug, weirdly almost gave my body permission to be sick, so whereas up to this point, I felt nauseous, but wasn’t sick. Yet since then I am now sick pretty much every day, on occasions several times. It got to the point that I was often sick when out in public, so I have rated different plastic bags on their permeability, with sports shop bags coming out on top.

At last, I think my morning sickness is now beginning to subside, having only been sick once in the past 10 days, although it must be noted that I do still feel incredibly nauseous  throughout the day.


Naming your Bump!

This is a common problem for newly expectant couples, with most settling for something ‘normal’ like bean or bump. Well, we wanted to be more original, so thought outside the box.

I have, I’d like to say since I was pregnant, but I have always been forgetful, although it has got worse since I’ve been pregnant. Well this really presented itself with keys. I’d like to say they were just my own keys, however, it got to the point, I was misplacing the keys of the families I work for. Then there was the occasion, I dropped my car keys in the middle of the woods, while walking my dog with a friend, before driving to pick her daughter up from school. Luckily, we found them in time. If you hadn’t guessed the common theme is keys, but we couldn’t call bump keys, and Aygo (the cars we had at the time) doesn’t sound better. So we decided to call it after both of our favourite car manufacturer, Lotus. A name that sounds classy yet has a personal meaning, and found that it soon stuck.


It has caused some problems, as some friends think we are going to call baby Lotus (we aren’t although would be different) and some got so confused as they think we are actually talking about a car/flower. Although why we would need a scan of the car/flower still puzzles me.

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