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  • Tamara Catharina

Pregnancy Notes 〇 Stomach flu (12wk 2d)

My son has had the flu for the past six days: yesterday Vincent and I started to have difficulties with our digestion. And today it was… messy. Diarrhea, vomiting, I couldn’t eat and was sitting on the toilet or lying down. I think I have the flu. My body is not able to digest my food. Everything comes out instantly, either by vomiting or diarrhea. I feel low in energy. While waking the stairs I can barely lift my legs.

The interesting thing to me is that somehow I am able to surrender to this and ask for help. It is easy for me to say “I am sick and I prioritize my body’s recovery”. While when I am feeling sick from my pregnancy there is another voice that is saying “you chose to have another baby, so you should be able to deal with the sickness yourself”. This awareness is painful to me. I would so like to allow myself to rest and be cared for when I feel sickness that is related to my pregnancy. A great reminder of nature itself. I matter, I can to ask for help and I am allowed to prioritize my wellbeing.

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