the journey 2.0: an unexpected visitor

My husband and I had an interesting weekend:

On Friday, we were too exhausted from our recent LA vacation that we retired early.

On Saturday, I had my fourth ultrasound to make sure baby was growing normally {of course baby is growing normally!}.  He/she measured a bit small in the last two ultrasounds but that doesn't really come as a surprise to me.  Hubby and I both have a slim build and I'm pretty sure the same thing happened when I was pregnant with Lil J as well.

After the ultrasound, we headed to our neighbourhood Costco where we relished on the samples that were being handed out {remember Costco samples as a kid?  It was like a meal in itself!}.  Hubby and I both had a sample of thai soup which I loved and he hated.  He took two bites and threw it out while I downed the entire {small} container.  Yum, I thought.

So I thought.

We then headed over to my mother-in-law's to drop Lil J off for a birthday party.  I was feeling hungry again and got a bite to eat.  Then we were off to the mall to look for a present for the birthday boy.  I started to feel hot and a bit sick.  At first, I wrote the feeling off to exhaustion and pregnancy symptoms.  My stomach was rumbling so I thought I was still hungry.  I ate a bun but didn't feel any better.  In fact, I felt worse.  I begged my husband to drive me home and continue his shopping later {did I say his shopping?}.

As soon as I got home I took a quick nap and woke up feeling hungry again.  So I ate.  Then I got Lil J ready for bed and as soon as he fell asleep, I knew.  The closest thing to me was a garbage bin and I just hurled.  And hurled.

Yep.  I had food poisoning and so did my husband.  Luckily for him, his case was milder than mine.  My immediate thought was the baby.  Was baby okay?  Why isn't baby moving?  I gently moved my tummy around to get a reaction...a kick..anything!  At first nothing happened...then about 5 minutes later, baby started kicking, rolling - you name it.  Whew!  I quickly Googled "food poisoning while pregnant" and found out that there was nothing I could do.  As long as I was able to hold liquids down in the next 24 hours, baby and I would be fine.  Whew! 

Did you go through a similar experience during your pregnancy?  What did you do?

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