Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Just to Prove that I'm Not Making this Stuff Up...

A few posts ago, I mentioned that in order to help myself cope with my all-day morning sickness, I was letting my daughter watch a lot of videos, specifically, The Wiggles. I sort-of joked about how pairing nausea with Wiggles so many times had caused my nausea to actually be brought on by Wiggles music, independent of being pregnant. Then I moved on. Roughly two weeks ago, I stopped feeling sick all the time. I started eating semi-normally, and stopped puking. This morning was no exception. I woke up feeling well, tended to my dogs, and then my daughter. While I was changing her diaper, she started singing a song from a Wiggles video that we haven't played in a while. To give her a treat, I decided to play that video to her while she had her breakfast. I read the song list on the DVD case to see where her specific song was, and then I had a minor heave. This made me laugh, as I thought about my assertion that The Wiggles make me ill. I stopped laughing after pushing the play-button, when upon hearing just a few notes, I heaved again. Hmmmm, I thought. This isn't good. There was another heave, so I headed to the washroom, where I proceeded to spew my guts out. Sorry if I created any sort of visual here. Anyhow, I think that my theory has been proven to be true, and that if the stimulus is appropriate, I can, in fact, be trained like a Pavlovian dog. As a funny aside, before I even completed my business in the washroom, I was already formulating this post, and was somewhat happy that I had something to blog about today. This would be a different type of sickness, I suppose.

7 comments:

Don Mills Diva said...

That is very funny! God help me, I'm the same - I've started viewing events in my life as potential things to write about - sad!

motherbumper said...

Blog addiction is a different type of illness but at least it's fun. As for the Wiggles trigger, at least the reaction matches the stimulus.

mamafabulosity said...

You are so right. When I was pregnant the theme song from 'The King of Queens' made me nauseous every time.

painted maypole said...

this is hysterical, on so many levels.

on the risk of giving you the heaves, I used to do the "cold spaghetti" dance backstage at a show I was doing. I did it once being silly, showing the guys what I have to do all day, and then they used to request it all the time. crazy.

kittenpie said...

I had that problem with a soap while pregnant with pumpkinpie. The smell made me totally ill. I had to throw it out. then I discovered a store that smelled like it, and even waling by made me queasy!

MLL said...

LOL....I'm glad its not me that thinks, "oh, I can blog about this..." in the midst of all kinds of strange things! Hope you feel better and can avoid the Wiggles. For me its the smell of bologna that still gets to me...(and I haven't been preggo for 12 years)

Nora Bee said...

This is hilarious, and makes a great story that you must of course tell your children when they are grown. My MIL tells me how she still can't walk by a butcher's case of raw meat because it reminds her of her morning sickness. Doesn't quite have the same ring to it as the Wiggles. :-)