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The fun times of being a mum with a fear of vomiting

5 Things That Helped me With Exam Anxiety

I haven’t written for a few days and I feel completely conscious of that. I run another blog and have been super busy with that one. As well as work, and being a mum, and husband, and caring granddaughter (my beautiful nana has dementia and I try to call her every day at the mo). Anyways, enough excuses and here are some of my thoughts on exams, especially given all the news coverage on SATS at the mo in the UK. Continue reading “5 Things That Helped me With Exam Anxiety”

Baby Days Depression and Anxiety

Due to this bloody vomit phobia, I found it really tough being a new mum. There were all the regular new mum worries, recovery from birth, as well as worrying about being sick. In all honesty I should have gone straight back on to Prozac once b was born. I didn’t though because I wanted to breastfeed (this didn’t really go to plan and I ended up expressing for a while). I also felt that I coped just fine through the pregnancy and that I’d somehow fail if I ended up back on pills. Looking back now, I was so stupid. I didn’t cope great through pregnancy at all and I’m not a failure for taking pills now. Continue reading “Baby Days Depression and Anxiety”

Potty Training and the Paw Patrol Pants

So we started our potty training journey with the little dude last week. I am pleased to say he has taken to it pretty well. I completely underestimate him sometimes. Our first day started well and went downhill after a few poo incidents. I’d picked up some new Paw Continue reading “Potty Training and the Paw Patrol Pants”

Growing up With a Fear of Vomiting – School Days

Growing up with a vomit phobia was not overly fun. To be honest, one of my main fears about being a mum are that I will pass this awful phobia to my child. I feel slightly at eases that I had a boy. I know that doesn’t mean he won’t inherit the phobia. But I feel in my heart that if I’d had a girl, there’d had been more chance. I don’t know, maybe Continue reading “Growing up With a Fear of Vomiting – School Days”

My Vomitversary – Let it Go, Let it Go…

Goodness, the weeks are flying by and I can’t quite believe it is May already. I feel anxious because June is nearly here. I know it is ridiculous but last June – June 21st, 5am, to be precise, I vomited. I know it is silly and I should forget it but I can’t. My vomitversary is upon me. Continue reading “My Vomitversary – Let it Go, Let it Go…”

Baby Vomit and Why it’s so Different to Regular Vomit

If I am being completely honest, I never, ever thought I’d be a mum. My vomit phobia has dictated my life pretty much from the age of three or so. Being a mum just wasn’t something I thought I could be cut out for. Continue reading “Baby Vomit and Why it’s so Different to Regular Vomit”

Dealing with my Boy when he Vomits

Children scare me because when they feel sick, they fail to say anything and out of the blue comes pukerama. I remember this being the case at school. You’d be merrily going about your business when BAM, some kid would throw up in assembly/the dining hall/across their maths work. Continue reading “Dealing with my Boy when he Vomits”

Seeking Reassurance and White Lies

This morning one of my very good emet (vomit phobic) mummy friends whatsapped me with the second most dreaded message. Her child had been sick. The first most dreaded message being that she had been sick herself. Continue reading “Seeking Reassurance and White Lies”

5 Positives of Having a Vomit Phobia

To be honest there aren’t many good things about having a phobia of vomiting (emetophobia). It consumes my whole life and impacts everything, every day. However…I believe there are some positives to having had the phobia all my life. And here is my list: Continue reading “5 Positives of Having a Vomit Phobia”

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