So everyone's talking about Kate and her condition. Having had pretty bad morning sickness with all three of mine, all I could think was "Poor girl. She must be feeling really bad if they've had to hospitalize her."
Anyone else get morning sickness? Mine would hit at about 6 or 7 weeks, and I would turn a permanent shade of grayish green. The first hint would be incredible fatigue; the kind that you get when you've scaled Everest or cleared an entire street of snow, (for example). "Why am I so tired?" I used to ask myself, having taken a pregnancy test which came out negative. (Apparently I took it too early.) The big hint would be the hangover like symptoms which arrived next and just wouldn't go away.
I remember when pregnant with my second, I really did have a hangover. (Yes, I know, but this is the pregnancy test that showed I wasn't pregnant so I went out with the girlfriends, and....) I was in London and had to fly up north. Five hours after I woke up I was still feeling rough, and in the car on the way back to my mother's house I had to stop and puke by the side of the road. Now, in all my days I have never had a hangover bad enough to make me throw up. It was only when I still had the hangover two days later that my sister suggested I do another pregnancy test!
And husbands aren't much help are they? One aspect of my morning sickness would be the urge to eat, right NOW! We'd be driving around and I'd suddenly need to run into the nearest corner shop and eat - anything. (I did learn to carry granola bars around eventually.) The Ball & Chain would merrily say "OK, we'll just pop to the hardware store and then we can stop for something to eat", only to have me either slide down the seat in a faint or slam my hand on the dashboard and demand he stop the car immediately.
Ah, happy memories.
Anyway, I hope Kate has a short stint of morning sickness. It's miserable.