I was sick in the morning and afternoon with my daughter nearly the entire pregnancy... I hardly had an appetite, I only gained about 10 lbs. the entire pregnancy... My dr. kept telling me to eat more fatning foods towards the end, but the thought of fatning foods, anything greasy, or sugar alone was enough to make me sick. When I was pregnant with twin boys I didn't get one single episode of nausea!! I gained about 25-30 pounds with them, but if I had the nausea it probably would have been a struggle again to gain the weight so I'm thankful b/c they came out very healthy at 6 1/2 pounds each and were even 1 month premature!
I didn't have morning sickness with my 1st but definitely had nausea with my 2nd. But it was more evening sickness as it was every evening from about 5-9pm. I would just lay in bed eating watermelon (the ONLY thing that sounded appetizing- thank God I was pregnant in the summer!) and watching TV. It actually worked out well because my husband would come home around 5:30 and took care of my oldest so I could lay in bed. So I'm glad it was in the evening because in the morning it would have been me feeling sick AND taking care of a 2 yr old- no fun!
And they were both girls so it's definitely true that every pregnancy is different!!
I was hardly ever sick, but Lord God help me if I ever ate any Honeydew mellon! Everytime I tried I would be sick for four or five hours. I love honeydew, but none of it was worth that much!!!
I was always sick when I had an empty stomach. So, in the mornings when I woke up, I'd get sick if I didn't eat something soon enough. And I'd wake up in the middle of the night all the time feeling sick, so I kept a box of fiber bars next to my bed to eat in the middle of the night.
I was never ever sick during my pregnancy. But the smell of my beloved coffee made me nauseous in the morning at work. I can't believe I went a whole 9 months without drinking coffee!!!??
You are right - I never threw up ONCE, the closest I came was the first time I experienced morning sickness, which was in the morning 1 month in - I looked at a wine magazine and thought about the red wine I had tasted during a wine tour I took the week before, before I found out I was pregnant - thought about the smoky woody taste, and then I almost barfed. I hate puking and I have a very strong aversion to the act so I managed to keep it in check the next 3 months but that didn't mean I didn't I feel NAUSEOUS alot of the time! Mosty it wasn't a time of the day but when I smelled smells that now bothered me but hadn't before: a certain men's cologne, coffee, the mixed cooked food smell at the workplace cafeteria, and heavy food smells cooked at home by the roommates (like dark curry), and fast food smells (except in-n-out burger, a testament to the freshness of the franchise) which smelled like plasticy stale old grease and still does to this day to a certain extent, even 2 1/2 months after birth. I recognized however that the smell aversions served a purpose for the most part and caused me to avoid foods that I shouldn't be eating during pregnancy - for instance, wine, crappy fast food, and coffee. I ate healthier as a result and I even developed nausea food aversions to certain foods just by reading about what foods pregnant women should avoid: cold deli meat, soft cheese/blue cheese, etc.