The Down Side
Hyperemesis is a bitch. I had it with both pregnancies but with S it nearly went away after week 17. This time, I was still barfing the week before I gave birth, usually in the morning as soon as I woke up. The first 20-odd weeks, though, I puked any time of day, set off by a smell, motion, hunger, or eating (sometimes just thinking about eating) the wrong food.
I started this pregnancy at 210ish lbs. When I gave birth, I was 198 but most of the pregnancy I was in the low 190s because of all the vomiting and lack of appetite.
Today I am 188lbs. I went in to get my staples out and I couldn’t believe it when I looked at the scale at my OBs office. Is this the upside of hyperemesis? (Technically, I guess it is the downside?) I got pregnant and lost a little over 20 lbs. Go figure. This is exactly the weight I was when I got pregnant with S back in 2007.
On the up side (up? get it?), all the vomiting ruined my teeth. The stomach acid is really damaging to tooth enamel and I will begin the dental repairs in August. The dentist hopes she can do just a filling instead of a crown on one of my molars where the stomach acid ate through things.
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