#Mamavation Monday: My Seat on the Struggle Bus

I skipped writing a #Mamavation Monday post last week, because I had run out of things to say without revealing my secret.  I wasn’t going to lie, but now that I’ve outed myself – we’re expecting Baby Deuce! – I can finally tell you all what’s really been going on in the past month or so.

I’ve had a good seat on the struggle bus these past 4-5 weeks.  I’ve been very sick with hyperemesis.  I went to the hospital for IV hydration a couple weeks ago, but since then I’ve been able to get just enough liquids in my body.  Not as much as I should, but enough to keep me going.  Most days in the past month, I’ve only been able to consume about 500 calories.  Needless to say, I have zero energy to workout.  Instead, my focus has been on sustenance.

My wheat-free commitment had to go out the window, too.  Most of what I can tolerate is not very nutritious, and it certainly isn’t wheat-free!  I’ve been living on cereal, bread, crackers, mac and cheese, etc.  Sometimes hard candy, sometimes flat soda.

I haven’t been a poster child for Mamavation lately!  But my focus until the end of this first trimester struggle is keeping myself going every day.  Taking care of myself, C, and Baby Deuce.  I hope to start exercising and eating healthier in about another month once this hyperemesis (hopefully) subsides.  Until then…I’m taking this whole thing a few hours at a time, because thinking about it in weeks is overwhelming!

This post is sponsored by Lilly’s Sweets and hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway.


  1. I am so so SO excited! I was busting at the seams with excitement and so glad I don’t have to hold it all in now!! Feel better momma! xoxox


  2. Congratulations! I hope you start feeling better soon. Hugs

  3. Congratulations! And I love your header picture.. super cute :)

    Here’s to feeling better soon.

  4. Congratulations! I was the same way with my first baby. I hope you can get through this stage quickly. I ate cereal, was on IV’s and was completely wiped out. Big Hugs! You can do it!!

  5. CONGRATULATIONS! I was sick with my first, too. and know how hard it is to just get up sometimes! Super excited for you!

  6. Congrats!! I hope you start feeling better soon!

  7. Very happy for you! A happy and healthy nine months! Feel better soon;-)

  8. Keep taking care of you & hope you begin to feel better soon!

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