There are some pretty miraculous moments associated with pregnancy. I loved feeling my kid kick my ribs; I loved feeling him hiccup; I loved hearing his heartbeat; I loved watching my body grow and expand and do something truly remarkable. However, if I'm being honest, a lot of that was overshadowed by how freakin' sick I was. Morning sickness is the damn worst and I spent a good majority of my pregnancy in the bathroom, nauseous and puking and sending texts every mom with morning sickness sends. I mean, if I was going to be that damn miserable, I was definitely going to share that misery with the world AKA anyone with a phone.
It's hard to adequately describe just how horrible morning sickness can be. Sure, most people have had the flu and plenty of people have been hungover, but morning (read: all day) sickness is like the two combined and infinitely worst. In the absence of an accurate definition, I sent text messages. Sure, the people I love and cared about weren't necessarily in my shoes and, in turn, couldn't experience what I was going through, but a few characters and a couple of emojis did the trick (or at least helped me feel like I was being heard and understood). Sometimes, when you're puking almost every hour of every day, simply complaining and bitching and asking people to feel sorry for you can make you feel like you'll get through it. Plus, I can't talk on the phone when my head is in the toilet, so communicating via text was more of a necessity than an actual choice.
Solidarity is powerful, so in the name of unanimity and because I'm no longer pregnant and not puking every few hours (so it's much easier to look back at morning sickness and laugh) here are a few text messages I sent when I was throwing up every single freakin' day. Pregnancy is so wonderful but wow can it be the worst.