A mashup of ho-ho-ho and hyperemesis gravidarum
Poor Ash. I had HG twice. It’s terrible. The first time I was like “wow what a fluke, this sucks”. The second time around I was like “okay, this is a thing and I am not doing this again”. One funny thing is that I was at a doc visit and worried about going on a previously scheduled vacation while being so ill. His reply: Well, you can puke on the beach just like you can puke at home”. Okay sir. I laughed at that level of humor and went on vacation. Luckily the worst had abated by then around 5 months in.
My beloved coworker had this her entire pregnancy, surviving on IVs and avocados, somehow the only thing she could keep down. I hated it for her and I hate it for Ash, and I’m very sorry your family is going through this.
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Sweet people! I can’t wait to make you a welcome baby meal when it can be appreciated by all. The Furby era in our home was hilarious and later in life. Addie had one that went real sassy BAD, and I had waaay too much invested in turning it back by stroking its rude forehead constantly. A lesson in letting go🤣hugs
I will not offer advice on HG. But if we were in the same room, you’d see my eyebrows lift over wet eyes and a fist pressing into my heart. But we are not. So I just send all my thoughts towards Ash and your family. And when I put down my phone, I’ll stumble down a hall and glance upon my sleeping teen and tween, marvelling at the wonder, the depth, the sheer resilience of family love. Thank you, again, for your words. They hit, as always, just right. Happy Holidays and Merry Gaining Daylight!
sending you guys so much love and warmth <3 so glad you're able to take leave.
I devoured your words as I nurse my 2 week old. “We are all doing the best we can” very much resonates with me. Thank you. Wishing you a very lovely new year with all that it holds for your family.
HG is the worst. I’m so sorry. Wishing you, Ash, and June all the best during what I know can be such an upsetting and disruptive experience. A chronic illness, but at least one with an end date, as far away as that may feel. Be well. Can’t wait to read when you’re back.
Oof. HG is awful. I had it as well, and morphed into an overgrown and overblown toddler/Godzilla combo for seven months - so all the warmth and kudos to you both for having any grace and sense of perspective. And oh, the advice. 🙄🙄 I hope Ash, and you, are able to find more moments to breathe, if not treasure.