TMI ‘n Stuff

July 2, 2015

I haven’t really written a lot about this pregnancy – like the actual pregnancy and not just my feelings. But these past two days have been so…



that I felt like they needed to be shared. I do far less TMI posts than I used to, so here’s one to make up for lost, “Omg no.”

You’re welcome.

Yesterday I sneezed, threw up, and peed myself. All at the same time. I just stood in the bathroom and started laughing because really – what else can you do? Then I found new clothes. Sam asked, “Why did you change your clothes?” One look at my face and he knew.

There’s something to be said about communication with someone who has been through four pregnancies. He just gets it.

Last night my heartburn was so bad that I thought if I barfed, I would probably disintegrate whatever it hit with the acid.

parks and rec

This morning I woke up feeling queasy as normal, but most of the time I can get food into me fast enough. Well, I took a shower instead, knowing that I’d pay for that later. Always eat first no matter how much you want a shower.

Note: your needs don’t matter when the child inside you wants food. Also relevant when the child is outside of you.

Then I went out and made myself and Bella bowls of cereal.

So you know how GrapeNuts expand in milk?

Yep. And so I spent all morning mopping twice, cleaning bottom cupboards, baseboards, and the walls of expanded GrapeNuts and milk that I projectile vomited (and I mean, like Exorcist style) while Bella took one look at the mess and ran outside holding her nose. Then I threw my clothes and all the kitchen mats in the washer and cried.

I wasn’t really sad. More frustrated that at 23 weeks pregnant this is still happening, but most of it was hormones.

I cry over everything lately. Sam and I started watching the Harry Potter series at night and every time I think of how talented all those kids are I tear up on the couch.

Then we get to Bella’s hourly class and I’m in the car gagging, trying to keep the nothing I have in my stomach down (air? can you gag on air?) – and Bella is frantically looking for a way to exit the car before it happens again. Poor thing. She’s probably traumatized by all the barfing she’s seen the past three years.

In other pregnancy news, next week we have our fetal echocardiogram. I’ll be 24 weeks. At some point my therapist and I are heading back to the hospital here so I can deal with some of the trauma of losing the twins before I go into labor with Charlotte (did you catch our name post?). I’m actually – relieved? – to be doing that so I’m not in labor and trying to cope with the fact that my room is exactly the same as the one where they died.

Things are rolling along – I’m still not buying things or making a ton of plans but we are loving on her all the time. She kicks and rolls and snuggles up in a ball against my side to sleep. Bella has a little drawer for her in her room that she keeps everything “baby Charlotte” related.

School finishes up for me in August. While I’d love to have continued through the fall and be done after, each of their classes goes through or starts in October when she’s due, and because I have such a history of “surprise the baby is coming” I felt like there wasn’t a way to continue school without constantly worrying about that. So I’ll be taking a term break and finishing up in the Spring semester.

I have a few sponsored posts coming up so please bear with me – they are always things I love/use and think you might too. I plan on slowing way down in August with everything but just personal blogging, but for now it’s nice to have some extra money to tuck away for the constant barrage of expenses that we seem to incur. Does that happen to anyone else? You have extra money and bam – something breaks or you find out you owe $700 to the IRS…


Well. I’ve covered quite a bit. Thanks for reading, hopefully no one was eating GrapeNuts when I wrote this. lol <3


  • Sarah Bolduc

    July 8, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    I used to read your blog daily but it’s been a while since I last followed. Something I saw on Facebook made me come check in again. I was SO happy to read you are expecting again. I wish you well and send lots of prayers. Congratulations!

  • Mikenandrea Sterling

    July 6, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    We just started watching the Harry Potter series too- Reagan and I are reading the books, which are amazing (why haven't I read those before??) and then watching the movie of that title. So good. I think Ron Weasley is the best child actor EVER. Maybe I've been exposed to too much Disney channel, but I'm with you- those kids are so talented!

  • Misty

    July 3, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Oh man…I remember vomiting so much and peeing ALL over the bathroom floor. It totally, totally sucks, but I am so glad you are loving the kicks and rolls from Charlotte (best name ever, BTW). Big hugs as you move along through this pregnancy

  • Alexia Blyther

    July 3, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    So proud of you Dianne!

  • Beka Holman

    July 2, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    I love how you handled the sponsored posts coming up!! Just knowing how up front you are with them, and acknowledging they're a financial help, makes readers happy. So glad you have that opportunity to bring in extra income!! My prayers are with you and your sweet big family!!

  • Annie Brinson

    July 2, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    I had hyperemesis through two back to back pregnancies… may I suggest not eating mini wheats either? I've also had the throw up while sneezing/coughing issue! My son still asks if I'm about to throw up whenever I stop to sneeze or just because I"m looking for something.

  • Hayley ‘Rylander’ Stevens

    July 2, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Just had baby 4 in May and I was gagging until the week before he arrived! I don't know what was different this time cuz my three previous I didn't have morning sickness besides it being minor nausea. This time kicked my butt and four is the magic number. No more babies here; I can't imagine feeling that way for another 40 weeks.

    Praying for health and wellness the second half for you and a revived sense of strength!!

    Keep cooking little lady! Be easy on your mama!!

  • Courtney B

    July 2, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    I am almost 22 weeks pregnant and I feel you, I am STILL throwing up too! This morning I had a hair in my mouth (kind of at the top of my palate) and I could NOT get it out. The next thing I knew I threw up coffee all over myself in my bathrobe and on the carpet right in front of my husband! I am sure I peed my self too, b/c I always pee myself these days.

  • Maria Moser

    July 2, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Oh man, I bet Bella will never eat Grape Nuts! I hope things go well with the appointments and I'm praying for you!

  • Ima Carnelus

    July 2, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    21 weeks here and yea..the throwing up while still chewing or peeing your pants while throwing up is ummmm daunting! Glad your pressing on though, I love your post 🙂

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