Lately, I’ve been told by many new and expecting mothers that the all consuming nausea that has been holding me captive for the last 2+ months will fade soon. One such tale has the woman in question waking up one morning around week 14 and miraculously feeling all better. As a result I wake up every day and spend the first 5 minutes of my morning assessing whether I’ve been “cured” yet. I’ve passed the week 13 marker, but very little progress is being made in the way of shaking my new companion, Barfy. I had a pretty good day and a half over the weekend and was hopeful that it signified a turning point. But yesterday was rough and had me wondering if this weekend had been a mind-over-matter type of thing after all. Did I trick myself into feeling better? And if so, how do I do it again?
As I sit here nursing my saltines and water, I had a great idea: A First Trimester Mixed Tape. This tape would serve as inspiration to keep me going and remind me that relief is (hopefully) just around the corner. Here are the songs I’ve decided could make the mix:
Hold on for One More Day – Wilson Phillips
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Don’t Give Up – Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Any other suggestions?