“Morning sickness” implies you are sick in the mornings. Guess what? Every pregnancy is different, but the vast majority of women who get “morning sickness” are NOT just blessed with the morning pukes. It’s nausea, very much like motion sickness on steroids, which comes and goes ALL day. Then, depending on your own personal hell pregnancy, you projectile vomit randomly as well.
For me, it’s being physically ill generally at night with some mornings thrown in for fun. And nausea off and on the entire time I’m awake. And get this, I’m actually a really lucky pregnant lady. My friend, Dee, was sick even worse than me for a vast majority of her pregnancy. And my sister had the kind that starts scaring everybody because you can’t keep enough food down to actually survive without the constant drip of a portable medical pump full of anti-nausea meds.
So yeah, I’m a lucky one and yet, I want to find the person who coined “morning sickness” and punch them solidly in their own stomach after they finish a large meal.
Pregnancy Sickness and Personal Finance
What does this have to do with personal finance? I was going to say, “not a damn thing”, but it actually does affect my spending. Since I don’t get to keep everything in my stomach, when I do eat, I eat what I want exactly when I want it. Sometimes that is something already at home. But sometimes the idea that hits the spot is at a restaurant around our little part of town.
In short, I have pretty much blown off any idea of a food budget though I am trying to stay cheap wherever I go. If I don’t throw up whatever my last meal was, I consider it money well spent . If I do, then I literally flush it down the toilet and roll my eyes at the wonders of procreation.
How do any of you poor suckers talk yourself into doing this twice or more?! The hormones that wipe your memory clean after birth must be the strongest chemicals to ever grace the human body. I cannot wait for my ever-loving dose!
That is all…
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