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Pregnancy Funnies: My “Morning Sickness”


Yes, I had morning sickness during my first trimester. But in true Suz fashion, my morning sickness didn’t take the typical form. On this episode of Funny Pregnancy Stories: My Morning Sickness.

I continue to process the events of this weekend, and no, I have not forgotten or am ignoring the seriousness of the situation. But I thought we could all use something lighthearted! I hope you giggle along with my Pregnancy Funnies.

First Trimester Morning Sickness

Funny Pregnancy Stories: My Version of Morning Sickness @suzlyfe

Morning Sickness Background

Something to know about me is that I don’t do nausea. Seriously. If I am feeling nauseated, I shut down: as a kid, I would just start to cry and call for my mom; as an adult, I do the same thing I put myself in savasana. Seriously, before Alex knew about my proclivity for shutting down in this manner, he literally kept saying my name and even poking me until I responded.

Something else to know? I was convinced that I would have terrible, horrific, very bad morning sickness. My mom was sick as a dog with me–she actually LOST weight her first trimester with me because she couldn’t keep anything down. 

At one point, I even questioned if I could handle being pregnant. And yes, Alex and I discussed that he would be the one dealing with the future vomit, as much as possible. 

Even after not having as much of a problem with the IVF ovarian stimulation and hormone treatments as I expected, I still had trepidation about what was to come. Ultimately, I just tried not to think about what might happen and keep my eye on the prize. babybabybaby YoshiYoshiYoshi.

Spoiler alert: I did get morning sickness during my first trimester. I did throw up.


However, that doesn’t mean that I didn’t have morning sickness. Because I did. I had a sickness that happened every morning. But… it didn’t take the same form as your typical nausea-vomit morning sickness.

My Version of Morning Sickness

One of my very first symptoms/indications/side effects of pregnancy appeared soon after my pregnancy was confirmed. Alex and I went for a walk with Ridley on a warm day in the middle of May (maybe 2 weeks after my transfer) and all of the sudden, I got short of breath and needed to sit down.

Soon after, I would get heart palpitations aka arrhythmia aka irregularity in my heart beat (my heart felt like it would double beat). That or the shortness of breath would happen every few days and usually just once or twice during the day.

Then, it developed a pattern, and one with a very peculiar and particular resolution.

I would wake up in the morning feeling ok, and so would quickly get to my morning routine of bathroom, my hormone shot + pill, and breakfast. I wanted to get breakfast in while I just in case, but I also needed to wait until I got over my morning sickness to have breakfast (or I would have it before my morning sickness because I knew what was to come). 

So what was my morning sickness? It always happened as followed:

  • Wake up. Within 2 minutes of waking up, I would feel a bit like I had a frog in my throat.
  • That would start to ebb, and then my heart would flutter and I would feel a little short of breath.
  • Then everything would resolve when I would sneeze twice.

Every morning. Or nearly every morning, this happened within the first 30 minutes of walking up. The “frog in the throat” feeling wouldn’t go away until I did my double sneeze… and then I would be fine!


I did have one occasion where I experienced true nausea, and that happened towards the end of my first trimester, maybe 10 weeks in and during the weeks where we were dealing with my pregnancy scare. I woke up and took care of the dog, and then, all of a sudden, I got short of breath and flutter of heart. I went and laid down on the couch… and about 20 seconds later, I got hit with a wave of nausea and rushed to the bathroom, where I promptly vomited. There wasn’t much to come out because I hadn’t eaten, luckily.

And then I felt 100% fine and never had another incidence!

Not all morning sickness takes the same form: Suz's story is pretty hilarious! #pregnancy #morningsickness Click To Tweet

I had my double sneezes for another few days, but after my actual morning sickness, those feelings pretty much subsided.

But I didn’t feel great 100% of the time–pretty much every night during first trimester and even into second trimester, I felt ill starting between 5:30 and 7 every night. Sometimes I just couldn’t handle dinner (I am going to go into my funny food aversions and such soon!), so we had a lot of impromptu and improvised meals.

I feel so fortunate to be pregnant, and I am feel so fortunate to have had it fairly easy on a day to day basis thus far in the pregnancy. I know that I made my mom’s life hell on the daily, so if Yoshi can keep the trouble to that pregnancy scare, I would really appreciate it. I had 3 weeks of daily anxiety thanks to that!

Mama’s out there: funny morning sickness stories?

Did YOU cause your mom horrible morning sickness?

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