18 weeks pregnant

Baby size: Sugar glider

Sugar gliders look cute and all but I still don’t really know what they are and I have very little interest in finding out right now.

After all the excitement of last week’s revelation I went and did something very stupid. A craving for thai green curry resulted in me ordering 4 boxes of it from our favourite thai takeaway place and eating them all over the course of 3 days. Which would have been fine except for the fact that apparently thai green curry now makes me puke. Violently.

This also would have been fine except for the fact that I refused to let the first instance of puking slow me down. So on each of those 3 days I gorged myself on thai green curry – sometimes twice in one day – and then almost immediately had to spend 10 minutes desperately grasping the toilet bowl as the object of my gastronomical desire was forcibly expelled from my cramping, nauseated stomach.

If you’ve never had spicy thai green curry spewing backwards out of your nose then let me tell you – you cannot begin to imagine how much it hurts.

It hurts a lot.

See, part of the problem with finding a magical medication that seems to cure your hyperemesis gravidarum almost overnight, is that you aren’t actually cured at all. The bloody pills are just masking the symptoms of the disorder, which evidently still lurks just beneath the artificially-induced veneer of physical equilibrium. And I, being me, had to go and learn the hard way that feeling ok does not actually mean you are ok. I don’t think I’m ever going to be able to eat thai green curry (or look at our toilet in the same way) ever again.

The baby’s fine though.