The holidays were fun at my house but getting through them while dealing with Hyperemesis was challenging to say the least. My parents came in to visit and my husband had some time off work so I had a lot of help over the last few weeks. Now that our Christmas tree is down and our helpers have left, I’m left to manage things on my own. Now I’m finding myself with one thought running through my head… “I want my Mommy!”
It’s okay to give up every once in a while, isn’t it? These days, I’m too sick to do much more than lay on the couch, which isn’t overly exciting for my kids. We’ve had a ton of help from our friends in the area but there are some things you just need a mommy for – like when your toddler strips down naked and poops in her crib and you need someone to take care of it without judging you for how messy the bedroom is.
My kids have been great helpers. They are great about unloading the dishwasher, wiping down the table and picking up toys. My 6 year old requires a bit more help than the others so I have to talk him through things step by step. That’s normally fine, but when I’m dealing with severe morning sickness, even talking can set off my gag reflex.
I’m hoping better days are in my future. I’m sure I’ll change my tune later, but at this point even bedrest sounds better than being miserably sick all the time. In the meantime, I’m going to curl up on the couch and tell my kids that I want my Mommy, and hope we all survive the next few months in one piece.
Have you ever gone through something hard and just needed your mom around?