A temporary reprieve

We left for Rome on Thurs. I was sick. We were waiting in the departure lounge when, as usual, an early queuer decided to ruin things for everyone else (we were flying Ryanair of course). So I stood unnecessarily in a queue for half an hour before boarding time (had forgotten to book priority boarding) and thought I was going to pass out. Then, as if all my Christmases had come at once, an angel from heaven came and ushered us out of the queue and towards the plane. And as soon as the plane took off, I was cured.

I ate dinner at about 11pm, stayed up until after 12pm and felt no pain. After a quick vomit the next morning, I was fine for the day. I did manage to enjoy it for a while but by the evening I was getting worried, especially when I had some pains in my lower right abdomen. There were some tears that night and the next morning but I kept going, did all the sight-seeing, went out for nice dinners and generally had a good time. I had a scan booked for yesterday morning so knew that one way or another I would be put out of that particular misery before long.

I didn’t have to wait that long. As soon as we touched down in Dublin, it was back. By the time I got home, I was heaving and retching and went straight to bed. Have been feeling horrific ever since. Don’t know why all my symptoms went on holiday when I did.

And it doesn’t matter. My baby is still growing, its heart is still beating and that’s all that counts.

16 Replies to “A temporary reprieve”

  1. Oh thank GOD, you had me worried there! I was holding my breath with fear when you said your symptoms went and you had abdominal pains, oh what a relief. Delighted to hear baby is growing and thriving, so so happy to hear it.

  2. The same thing happened to me! Taking a plane to France last year instantly put an end to four solid months of sickness!
    Delighted to hear that all is going well. I’m thinking of you all.


  3. Woo Hoo:a lovely heart beating away!!!
    So pleased for you.
    Sorry to hear the sickness is so awful; have you tried the melissa? It might help you to eat, which can dampen down the ms.


  4. My heart stopped there for a second….sorry the ms and the pains hit when you were on hols…(stretching pains maybe??)

    Glad your little bean is getting big and strong….


  5. Oh Feebee, I’m so delighted, not about the sickness but about the heartbeat!
    The worst thing about your sickness is the mental torture you will feel everytime it goes away, damned if you do, damned if you dont.
    I do hope it settles down a bit in the near future, in the meantime sniff lemons!

  6. Feebee that is F’n Brilliant to say the least. You are 9 weeks now, right? I agree with John touching down on Irish soil has that affect on you. Keep feeling sick and sick and more sick.


  7. Feebee,

    I held my breath there when you said the symptoms had taken a break, but I am glad you had a slight reprieve from them for your trip.

    But what makes me really happy is that your little one is still thriving, I am thrilled for you and your family.

    Thinking of you all, Tiredmam

  8. Glad you had a wee break and even happier to hear your still holding the hair back! 😉 You guys are in my thoughts as always!

  9. Thanks!

    Denise – yes, 9 weeks now. My latest loss was 11w5d so that’s the next hurdle.

    E – I was going to get the Melissa yesterday but the box said “Consult your doctor if you are pregnant”. I am such a wuss when it comes to taking medication (yes, really – despite the fact that I am on 5 different support meds daily and have been pumping shit into my body for the last 2 years) so will ask doc first.

  10. Feebee, reaching 9 weeks is brilliant and a big hurdle in itself, the anticipation is killer, I know. I think this one is stickin’ nicely.

  11. I’m sorry you are feeling so sick. There is nothing worse than nausea. I’m glad it took a short holiday for you. Glad to hear your little one is growing and strong. I know the next few weeks will be mentally tough for you. I’ll be thinking of you.

  12. Great news Feebee, it’s funny how your ms came back when the holiday ended.

    I have an announcement of my own today – a BFP! We are both thrilled and apprehensive, but trying to focus on the thrilled feelings more! Early days yet, only 4 weeks, but I am taking such encouragement from you and your little miracle baby. So if you have any spare positive vibes, throw them my way!
    All the best,

  13. Oh wow Jane – fantastic news! I don’t have many spare positive vibes just yet but you can can have them anyway! Hopefully this will be it for both of us.

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