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Morning sickness and advice?

Anonymous

Hi mamas! (and dads)! I just found out I’m pregnant with baby #2! Which means I’ll officially have 2 under 2. Does anyone have any advice? Tips and tricks? I also have been having awful morning sickness and need any and all advice for it, I had a bit of nausea with my first but it was never this bad. Help a mama out😅 TIA!!

  • Kieli
    Sep 08

    Prepare baby #1! I think that has helped my older daughter. She is so helpful, and loving to her little sister. Get as much help as possible too. You will need to rest as much as you can and it seems nearly impossible to get them to nap at the same time. Meal prep foods too! You don’t have to do anything crazy, but maybe make breakfast burritos, homemade pancakes and freeze them, soups for lunches/dinners, lasagna, hamburger patties. This will help you out a lot after the help is done helping. Try jolly ranchers for the morning sickness, or pregger pops. Never tried the pops, but I’ve heard good thing about them! Also, during both of my pregnancies a bowl of cereal with lots of milk always helped my morning sickness. Best of luck!!

  • MamaNukesYopolo
    Sep 09

    I had my first two 17 months apart. I honestly don’t think there is much you can do to “prepare” baby 1, except to transition them ahead of time out of things like the pack n play or car seat so they don’t feel like baby stole it. I had some rough morning sickness as well, and I did a lot of laying around while reading books, laying on the floor playing blocks or just letting him climb on me and I committed myself to napping when he did a certain amount of days a week. Even though I hated naps. Otherwise I became an impatient monster. My morning sickness also was slightly better when I was more rested. As far as 2 under 2, there are many tricks. Baby wearing is well known, and when feeding baby try to sit on the floor or where the older one can join you to read a book or you can use one hand to stack blocks or color or whatever. Finally try to set aside at least 30 minutes a day that when baby is sleeping and you want to frantically get stuff done, you dedicate to your older child. It will help keep you connected. I just had baby 4, so I have 4 under 5 right now, two of which are under 2, so I’m attempting to practice what I’m preaching now, but I now have the advantage of the older kids having playmates. My focused time with them is usually tv, snuggle and I squeeze a 20 minute power nap in piled under 3 kids. :)

  • Brittany
    Sep 27

    I had terrible morning sickness.. the only thing that worked for me was unisom tablets. I took half of one before bed and the sickness was much more bearable the next day. They did make me very sleepy all day though. Do a google search for unisom and morning sickness because I can’t remember exactly how you’re supposed to take it but it was a miracle for me.