2011年10月06日

Welcome to the world of morning sickness

My dictionary says morning sickness is nausea many women experience during the first trimester of pregnancy. Now that I am in the middle of it, however, I can say it is much more than just nausea. Morning sickness is like straying into another world, where your perception of food is completely changed from what you had in the world you had been in before.

First, in the world of morning sickness, your sense of smell is incredibly enhanced. You can smell things like dogs from miles away. Therefore, you have a hard time being confined in closed spaces packed with many people, such as trains, buses, or even elevators. Those places are filled with a variety of smells including the scent of perfumes, food, and body odors. To make matters worse, the air inside is so stagnant. I almost threw up on the train when a woman sitting next to me started to eat McDonald’s french fries. A kitchen is another place where I can barely stay, as it is full of overpowering smells. A whiff of garbage is more than enough to make me sick!

Second, your mouth tastes so salty and bitter, and your stomach is always queasy, so all the different kinds of food you loved are not appealing anymore. You generally do not have appetite most of the time, except for a strong, weird and random craving for things like french fries, fried chicken, soda, etc. This makes my husband run to 7-Eleven for some cans of Coke at midnight. Aside from these, all I can eat are tomatoes, cucumbers, and potatoes. I can’t bear the sight of any other food. So going to a supermarket is the last thing I want to do.

Anyway, I have to put up with this inconvenience for a while for my unborn baby's sake. To survive this world, my shield is a face mask with a drop of peppermint oil to keep out the bad odors. I hope to leave this strange new world soon!


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