Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Morning Sickness Mercy

My morning sickness had kicked in to full gear. Which was unbearable. Well...I should correct myself, it was really a Monday thing, rather than everyday. You see I usually have morning sickness so bad that I basically am not able to do much of anything. I lay around so sick either fighting off nausea or throwing up. Its a horrible existence that I dread more than labor itself. So when I found out we were expecting another baby the first thought was MORNING SICKNESS. It is an awful fear that comes over me. Life, as my family knows it, shuts down while we wait for week 17-18 of my pregnancy to get here and leave.

So this time I began to plead with God, several times a day, that He wouldn't allow me to get it as bad. I would pray while in the shower, I would pray while in my closet, I would just pray pray and beg everyone else around me to pray. And the morning sickness came, but it came in manageable waves. I felt nauseous, but I felt like I could maintain my life reasonably. I was thankful. I felt like the Lord even told me that He would ease it this time. I was already celebrating, even though I knew week 8 was when it would kick in to full gear.

Week 8 came on Sunday, and I felt sick, but managed to make it to church, but had to quickly make my escape for fresh air once we dismissed. I felt like life was good, and if it stayed at this level I would be pleased. However, upon awakening Monday morning I felt so sick that I cannot describe just how ill I was. I desperately climbed out of bed gagging and knew that it was going to be a different kind of day all together. I hurried downstairs and had the boys make me some scrambled eggs, but nothing worked. I laid outside, in the backyard, on the cool pavement. Then I moved to the top of the hot tub cover, then I dragged myself to the couch, than I laid on the other couch. I was so sick, and it brought back all the memories of my former pregnancies. I begged and pleaded with the Lord. I was explaining my plight to Him, letting Him know that I was weak and this was too much to do AGAIN. My mind wouldn't stop whirling about how I was going to possibly endure for 2 -1/2 more months. When Den came home, and he began to barbecue, I was still in my pajamas. I was sitting outside on a lawn chair with tears streaming down my face. I told him that I needed God to have mercy on me. He patiently listened as I blubbered on. This is when he determined he would go into a fast for me. I quickly agreed....hehehe

The next morning, he got up and anointed his head and prayed for me quietly by the bedside before he left for work. I had hope as I laid their quietly and thankfully. I drifted back off to sleep and upon awakening I felt reasonably good. I felt sick, but it was manageable. I cautiously went downstairs and ate some scrambled eggs. I sat there almost giddy at the difference in my condition. I called Den to express my gratitude for his kindness to me and begin to praise the Lord for such a good day. I was even able to do some chores around the house, and felt lighter in my steps.

Today, Den got down and prayed again for me, and the morning played itself out like the day before. I am so grateful! I am so thankful! I pray that God will just lift the curse of morning sickness with this pregnancy. Giving me the doses of my regular morning sickness was a good reminder of what a miracle this is. I am continuing to pray daily, almost hourly for God's continuance mercies and I am trying to not take even one hour for granted, for I know not what the morrow may bring.

21 comments:

"Neena" said...

I'll be praying for you, too. Hope the rest of your pregnancy isn't full of too much morning sickness.

Mother-of-Hope said...

Oh, Trina...I don't think we'd *met* yet at this point during your pregnancy with Roman. I'm sorry the morning sickness has been so hard for you. I will add you to my prayers as well. (((hugs)))

meNmykids said...

Trina, that brought tears to my eyes. Morning sickness is terrible for me too, I would rather do 4 or 5 labors for the morning sickness. That Dennis loves you like that is wonderful, what a blessing! God is so good to give us what we ask for when we need it. I hope that Dennis continues to remember to pray for you, this is a beautiful testimony that you will both remember forever. I'll keep remembering you in my prayers too.

Cherrie said...

I am glad that Dennis prayed for you and God has been making things tolerable. I am also praying that you feel good. Take care.

Mrs.Martin said...

Trina what a blessing. You know I am a bad morning sickness endurer. lol So I agree about the dread being greater than the labor. It seems to never end. Yet, I am so happy you are feeling such relief. I am also praying.

marykathryn said...

I am so thankful to hear that the Lord is having mercy...Your morning sickness is brutal and for Den to go into a fast and the Lord to lift if, for however how long, is a miracle!! Love you and you know you are in our prayers!!

rosann said...

Glad to hear you're improving with the morning sickness. You can be a great encouragement to others with similar suffering. I'll keep praying for you. God bless :) p.s. that's funny that scrambled eggs is helpful. With me it was peanut butter or cheese -must be something about protein :)

Mother of Mother of Hope said...

Trina,
Have you tried "Preggy Pops" or motion sickness bracelets? I work in a pharmacy and both of those have seemed to work for our customers. I could send you some if you don't have any around there. When I was expecting Angel and her sister I was so very sick. My husband was in the military, so I suffered without him or any family around. I truly thought I was going to die! That was 37 and 36 years ago, and I remember it as if it were yesterday! My heart and prayers go out to you.

Nadine said...

God's good that you have had some relief. I will pray that you continue to be able to function without the morning sickness.

la bellina mammina said...

Trina
hope you feel better soon. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Chantel said...

I'm so glad God has heard the prayers. I hope and pray that it continues. Love Ya!

Sunydazy said...

I love it when my husband prays over me! Hang in there,,,glad to hear you're doing a bit better.

marykathryn said...

Okay so I tagged you!!!
Ahh... you know you love me!!
hehe

Marisela said...

What a blessing to have it eased to some degree. It is so comforting to have your husband pray with you...I will be praying for you too.

Steff said...

Feeling sick and throwing up are two things I'd do almost anything to avoid. I'm sorry it's been so rough these last few days. Just keep focused on that beautiful baby to come! And I'll send prayers too. :)

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you are feeling a some better. God is so good to us. I am so glad Dennis is praying so for you. The prayer of our companions are so precious. I have had God answer my prayer about morning sickness and it is something I gain strength about all of the time. I will be praying that God continues to bless you.
Sylvia

Lori said...

Bless your heart! I will pray for you each morning that you are able to function and continue with your daily life!! yikes!

Although, scrambled eggs when you are sick doesn't sound good at all! ha!

Jack-on-the-Lake said...

Oh you poor, poor girl. I, too, suffer from the 20-week morning sickness, life-stopping nausea and constant vomiting.

I have just been released from mine - and I pray that yours goes quickly too!

Big hugs!

Anonymous said...

Oh Sis.Trina im so sorry your suffering with morning sickness. Thats so sweet that the Lord had mercy on you the past 2 days! That must have increased your faith. I too am expecting (this well be my first). I believe we're a week apart =D Im Due March 17, which is the day that i got married on this year! So far i have had been nauseous. Nothing compared to what your going through :( i am praying for you too!

Sis Tiffany Pelkey

Mrs. Mom said...

I'm glad you had at least a couple of days of relief from the morning sickness. I hated that part of being pregnant. I didn't have any at all with Andrea and very little with T-man, I felt so very, very blessed. The other 4 pregnancies were just about 24/7 for the entire pregnancy. I don't know how I managed to gain any weight during pregnancy LOL Anyway, I'll keep you in my prayers. I love you so much! I hate to hear you are so sick. ~Cyndi

Lizzie said...

Hi Trina, I just found your blog and can relate to the morning sickness. Mine sounds identical, peeks at 8 weeks and remains that way until week 17. It makes me scared to go for number four just knowing how I will feel for what seems like FOREVER.

What an awesome husband you have, I pray you will continue to feel better than "the usual" in Jesus' Name.