Thursday, April 10, 2008

My New Best Friend

I have found some things that I cannot live without during this pregnancy.

Although I don't need it any more, this was my savior in the first trimester. It was the only thing that allowed me to keep food down for about a month.

This was my first pregnancy love. I absolutely adore this "accessory" and highly recommend it to anyone having problems getting comfortable at night. I like that it doesn't take up too much space in bed and I can still cuddle with the hubs at night and my little dog can still curl up against me, too.

But I think I have a new BFF.

The past few weeks, I have faced a new pregnancy foe. It started out as mild and has become more and more uncomfortable as time has passed. Heartburn has become my enemy. At first, I felt it only a bit and only at night. I noticed it with a smile and thought, "Oh, pregnancy heartburn." And went to sleep.

But then, things started to change. The heartburn would rear its ugly head after meals and I found that my stomach felt sour within minutes after eating. And then at night, there was no smiling as the fiery lump settled in my chest and kept me from falling asleep, or woke me from my crazy pregnancy dreams.

Three nights ago, I started vomiting from the heartburn, which I didn't even know was possible. And no, Zofran won't help this time, because I'm not nauseous, the contents of my stomach just won't stay put. It's very gross.

So, I called my OB (hey, it had been three weeks since my last call, that's gotta be a record) and spoke to the nurse. She recommended this. Last night, I had my first pain-free, vomit-free night in three days. Heavenly.

15 comments:

Mel said...

the things we'll endure for a baby, right?
glad you are feeling better!!

Jen said...

Nice to know. I will remember all of these things!

Kathy V said...

My doctor says tums work wonderfully too.

Fertilized said...

Oh good to know!

Sorry for the heart burn. I am glad they have a fix for you

Jen said...

Woohoo for a good night's sleep and no heart burn!

gracechild said...

that's good cu throwing up sucks big time

Nicky said...

I love my boppy pregnancy pillow. My heartburn suggestion: a small glass of milk before bed. The relief only lasts ~45 minutes, but it's usually enough to fall asleep.

Katie said...

I tried the milk and that just didn't work. Once the fire started burning, nothing seemed to help.

Waiting Amy said...

I used tums too in my first pregnancy and you get the plus of the extra calcium. But down the road if things get bad you can talk to your dr about stuff like zantac and prilosec. I don't know what they prefer, but I've read some pg blogs that swear by prilosec for the really bad stuff.

Glad you got a good nights sleep!

My Reality said...

I am glad you got some relief!

Maria said...

YAY, my mom swears by it and used it non stop when she was pregnant with me!

chicklet said...

I've heard that eating Tums can help too (plus they come in candy flavors).

Kristen said...

Ugh, I'm so sorry you were feeling badly, but I'm glad your new BFF is helping to get through it! XOXO

K @ ourboxofrain said...

I was all about the Tums until I decided to stop eating anything with tomatoes or drinking anything with citrus acid, especially after 4pm. I'm guessing that approach isn't going to hold back the reflux much longer, though. I hope the M@@lox keeps doing its thing!! Yay for no vomiting!

Antigone said...

Tums are awesome lifesavers!