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Monday, August 30, 2010

Morning Sickness???

I’ve made a semi-important discovery lately about my so called “morning sickness”. It turns out that what I am suffering from isn’t exactly morning sickness per se. The last couple of days, I’ve been noticing that I get nauseous at around 5 or 6 pm. The whole day I am fine but at around that time, just like clockwork, I get slightly dizzy and find myself holding back the gagging. Initially I had attributed it to afternoon sickness (or that maybe Jellybean is on Manila time and so it would be mid-morning back home). But upon further observation, it’s really more so because I am hungry.

I usually eat breakfast at around 8:00 am, lunch at 1:00 and dinner at 7:00. Three meals a day with occasional (but pretty random snacking throughout the day) is usually enough to tide me over. But I’ve found that whenever I get hungry, Jellybean lets me know he/she is hungry too by making me nauseous. We “tested” this theory last weekend. I skipped breakfast last Sunday because we were going to mass and having brunch right after. And while, I have not had any morning sickness the last couple of mornings, all through the mass I felt the need to throw up. Jojo and I literally had to step outside to get some fresh air. AHA. It was indeed Jellybean’s way of telling me “Please feed me!”. I had brunch and a nectarine in the mid-afternoon and when 5:00 came, I was feeling fine. No nausea in the late afternoon!

So now, I have to modify my eating plan somewhat. No more three large meals a day but rather 5 or 6 smaller meals throughout the day. I now have to eat breakfast, have a midmorning snack, eat lunch, have merienda (afternoon snack), take a sensible dinner, and even have some fruit while watching tv. I’m trying that out today and we’ll see if it does solve the mystery of my morning sickness (both for Manila and LA time!).

6 comments:

mom said...

Smaller but more frequent meals are really much healthier for you. I am glad that jellybean is reminding you this early of the importance of good health.

Junarakasa said...

So true, mom! And by the way, so far, so good .... no morning sickness at all yesterday =)

joyeee said...

sometimes, its hard to eat 5-6 small meals a day cuz you want to feel that feeling of fullness. But I think its a good idea too!:) I'm glad also that it has healed the "morning sickness stage" :) Sorry took me time to post a comment.... been SOOOOOOOOOO BUSY with work....

joyeee said...

sometimes, its hard to eat 5-6 small meals a day cuz you want to feel that feeling of fullness. But I think its a good idea too!:) I'm glad also that it has healed the "morning sickness stage" :) Sorry took me time to post a comment.... been SOOOOOOOOOO BUSY with work....

joyeee said...

sometimes, its hard to eat 5-6 small meals a day cuz you want to feel that feeling of fullness. But I think its a good idea too!:) I'm glad also that it has healed the "morning sickness stage" :) Sorry took me time to post a comment.... been SOOOOOOOOOO BUSY with work....

joyeee said...

oops sorry for the same three messages which got uploaded!!! I just clicked the mouse in a long manner cuz sometimes it doesnt display the comment I made- turns out it saved and uploaded the same messages! hahah :)