A Life Update

So I figured it was time to update you guys on why I haven’t been feeling well and why I haven’t been posting consistently – I’m pregnant! Thanks for all your kind well wishes! I didn’t really know what to say to explain why I haven’t been feeling well for the past two months without giving it away or make it sounds like I had a serious illness…lol. I’m just suffering from morning sickness!

I’m a little over 11 weeks so I still feel like it’s pretty early. I started feeling nauseous about 2 weeks before Thanksgiving. At first it was just a little queasiness and an aversion to food. Which sucked during Thanksgiving because I wanted to eat everything but couldn’t! But then it turned into morning sickness in the morning and at night with a few good hours in the middle of the day. Then it turned into all day sickness, vomiting, and not being able to eat or drink anything besides toast and milk.  I lost about 6 pounds in 3-4 weeks (and I don’t feel like I have much to spare to begin with) and was feeling pretty weak and dehydrated. But the good news is my doctor put me on Diclegis which is medication for women with NVP and it’s helped so much. My nausea is pretty much gone, I haven’t vomited, and I’m able to eat some fruits and veggies now in addition to my toast.

Even though the medicine is working great I still feel bad for taking it while pregnant. Part of me just feels like I should tough it out. The other part feels like it’s better to be able to eat healthy, stay hydrated and not keep losing weight. So I’m already feeling the mom guilt. Have any of you taken Diclegis or other nausea medicine while pregnant? What worked for you? I’ve tried small, bland meals throughout the day, ginger ale, ginger gum, peppermints, sour candies, nausea bands, saltines…none of it really helped.

So it’s been rougher than I expected…haha. I know pretty much everyone goes through the morning sickness thing but I guess I was hoping it wouldn’t be this bad! Wishful thinking, right? I also don’t know why people decide to have more than one child after going through this…haha. And how some women continue to work during the first trimester. I’m lucky that I’m only working on this blog right now so I was able to pretty much lay in bed/sit on the couch all day during the nausea.

Needless to say, I don’t have any new outfits to share because I’ve been living in my pj’s all day. I’m still just really tired and my day consists of trying to find things that I can eat. I’m really bummed that I haven’t been able to keep up with the blog – especially during the holiday season. I was planning on doing lots of fun holiday posts but I just couldn’t get anything done once I started feeling bad. I also feel like a bad blogger for not having one of those cute pregnancy announcement blog posts. It’s just me complaining about how sick I feel! I’m really hoping that once the 1st trimester is over I’ll start feeling like myself and I’ll be able to get back to regular posting.

I should also mention that even though I’m feeling physically crappy, I’m also feeling incredibly blessed. I know some women are really struggling with not being able to get pregnant and that’s heartbreaking. I didn’t have to go through infertility treatments and I can’t imagine the emotional and physical toll that takes on a person. Those women are definitely tougher than I am!

But I can relate a little to the feeling of wanting to have a baby and not being able to. It took me a year to convince my husband to even start trying to get pregnant. And then it took 6 months after that to actually get pregnant. It was definitely a frustrating time because I felt like I was all alone in this. I felt my biological clock ticking (I was 30 when I wanted to start trying) and I also felt a lot of rejection from my husband. It wasn’t until I turned 31 that my husband agreed to start trying. I don’t think he was 100% on board with that decision either…haha. But now that I AM pregnant my hubby is 100% supportive and excited about it. It was just a tough time getting to that spot.

ANYWAY –  sorry for the loooong post. If you managed to make it through, YOU GET A COOKIE! Not really – but I am impressed!

Now onto Flashback Fashion Fridays! Here’s a look from last December around this time. I was starting to get into my neutral/monochromatic styling. The weather is still pretty mild in December in California so I was able to show some skin. But My favorite part are these OTK boots from Zara. They are the first pair of boots I was able to find that fit my skinny chicken legs!

Over the Knee Boots, Black Mini Skirt, Grey Sweater



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  1. Congratulations! 😀 That’s so exciting! 🙂 Although yes the morning sickness is the worst!

    I found acupressure bands they sell for travel sickness really were the only thing that helped me both times. They were a last attempt at trying something for me, I really didn’t think they would work, but they did! It was the weirdest feeling suddenly feeling normal again after only 30 minutes with them on. In most cases your appetite comes back in the second trimester too so you can enjoy food again real soon!

    Everyone has different levels of morning sickness, every pregnancy is unique. If your doctor gave you something it’s because it’s the best for you! 🙂 I react badly to the standard medicine they give here so I had to have a different one that they wouldn’t normally prescribe – but I needed it and both my boys came out happy and healthy. Just be sure to listen to your doctor. The tablet that helped me was wonderful (even though shockingly expensive) but it was also unsafe to take after the first trimester for example. Luckily I didn’t need it after that.

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you have a great weekend ahead of you and you feel better soon 🙂 Rest as much as you can – growing another human is hard work!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    1. Thanks so much Mica! Yes, morning sickness is the worst! I am wearing those acupressure bands 24/7…haha. I think they helped in the beginning but not so much anymore. The medicine is the only thing that really helps. I’m almost done with the 1st trimester so hopefully I start feeling better soon! Thanks so much for your comment and support! I hope you have a nice Christmas!

  2. Firstly, I want to say congratulations to you and your husband on your pregnancy! I absolutely know where you’re coming from in terms of all day sickness. I’ve lost 11 pounds since I got pregnant (I am now 32 weeks) but have started to gain some weight back which is great. I am taking Diclectin, an anti-nausea medication as well and most days it helps which I am so thankful for. Pregnancy hasn’t been the easiest for me, but it’s so very much worth it in the end and I’m sure I’ll forget all about it as soon as baby is in my arms. Wishing you the best of luck and a happy and healthy 9 months! x

    Hilary | The Beauty Collective

    1. Thanks so much HIlary! Congrats on your baby as well! I’m sorry that you are not feeling well too. It’s the worst. I think we are taking the same things except it’s called Diclegis here in the US. It’s working well for me but I still don’t feel 100%. I hope you have a nice holiday as well!

  3. OMG, congrats!! This is such exciting news. I’m sorry that you have been feeling sick, but I guarantee that once you feel better and can feel that little blessing inside of you, you will forget about the sickness. The first few months are hard, and the last couple, but it’s all worth it. I can’t wait to see your maternity style!

    1. Thanks so much Rachael! Yes, I’m really hoping for that pregnancy amnesia or I’m never having another baby again…haha. But I’m almost done with the 1st trimester so I’m hoping things get better soon. I hope you have an amazing Christmas!

  4. Oh Wow! Congrats congrats congrats! Such wonderful news! So sorry the sickness has been so horrendous for you, i really hope it lets up (dont feel bad for taking medicine either.. you have to do whats best for you and the baby, and taking it is helping you both!) Wishing you the best christmas xxx

  5. That’s so wonderful and congratulation on your pregnancy. Sorry to hear about the morning sickness, my best friend was the same way. It will get better I’m sure for now don’t worry about the blog and take care of you 🙂


  6. Congratulations, I’m so happy for you. Don’t feel bad about the medicine, I’ve known women who had to be hospitalized because of nausea. Medicine is a much better option!

    1. Thanks so much Elise! I’m really hoping I get that pregnancy amnesia or I’m never having another baby again…haha. I’m almost out of the 1st trimester though so I’m hoping things get better soon. I hope you have a great holiday!

  7. I was wondering if you were preggo but definitely didn’t want to ask…not my place at all. I’m so glad that’s what it is and you don’t have a serious illness. Don’t feel bad about the medicine! You need it! And you need nutrients for your baby too! I was a lucky one and had zero morning sickness with both my girls. I know not what you wanted to hear but I don’t have any advice. My friend had it really really bad and she got these bands she wore around her wrists (they’re for seasickness I think) as well as medication and it seemed to help her a lot! Congrats and I’m excited to see all your maternity looks!


    1. Hehe…yeah, I really wanted to tell everyone but I wanted to wait until I told family and to make sure the pregnancy was going to stick before I made an announcement here. But all looks good! Except for the morning sickness part. I’m so jealous that you didn’t have any…haha. I do wear those seasickness bands 24/7..haha. I think they helped in the beginning but not so much anymore. The medication is the only thing that helps. I’m almost out of the 1st trimester so I’m hoping it goes away soon! I hope you have a great holiday!

  8. Oh man – I had all day morning sickness for 2 months and had no idea how the human race existed. It was pure misery even before I truly woke up in the morning and thought, no way will I do this again. Nothing took it away until it slowly started to disappear around 16 weeks and by 20 weeks, it was gone. After that, smooth sailing.

    I went on to have a 2nd child and I had morning sickness but less pronounced. All to say, I understand that it is the worst and I understand having to go essentially on disability. Extreme morning sickness is torture but it usually lessens with time (I don’t know how women survive who have it the whole time). Good luck!

    1. Thanks so much Betsy! I’m sorry that you had to deal with morning sickness too! It’s the worst! i’m seriously wondering how the human race exists too..haha. I’m almost out of the first trimester so I’m hoping it gets better soon! I hope you have a great holiday!

  9. CONGRATULATIONS, Jessica!!! How super duper cool 🙂 I was completely nauseous for the first two trimesters and could only eat things like plain white rice with fried spam (I know, right?), dried toast, and the noodles within a packet of ramen, without the broth 😛 it did get easier once I was past the 6 month mark and I ate so much my gynecologist told me to slow down GRIN

  10. Congratulations, Jessica! I do hope you are feeling better soon! This is just the beginning of a very crazy ride called parenthood! I think morning sickness is just to prepare you for all the kid vomit you will have to deal with in the coming years! I wish you a very healthy and easy pregnancy! Many blessings to you.


  11. Congrats!! I hope you’ve been feeling better and able to hold down some food. I already get motion sickness so that’s one of my fears with pregnancy is having non-stop sickness. Can’t wait to read more. Happy New Year!

  12. Aww congrats Jessica! I feel so bad for not even seeing this post until three weeks after the fact. I blame the holidays. But that is so exciting you are expecting, and such a huge bummer that morning sickness has been getting the better of you. I hope you are feeling better now and hope you still get to do lots of cute pregnancy posts 🙂
    Happy New Year!
    Chic on the Cheap

    1. Thanks Lydia! That’s ok – I’ve totally been MIA in the blog world for awhile because of the holidays too! I wish I could say that the morning sickness is gone but it’s still going strong. I’m hoping to be able to get some maternity photos up before I actually have the baby…haha.
      Happy New Year to you too!