Instead of doing a one-day-one-move sort of thing, Gabriel and I slowly transitioned all of our household goods and belongings to our new condo. As a result, we had a schmorgasborg of boxes at both locations, with no clue to where our pots and pans were.
I'm never doing that again. Way too unorganized. As a result, we were eating very simple meals that really required no cooking at all, or very little. Or fast food. Blech.
And, alas, enter in the tummy toils.
With lots of moving stress, pregnancy, and unhealthy foods, I have been having some serious tummy related issues! I hesitate to take any medicine while I'm pregnant, even those on the approved list...but sometimes I have found myself reaching for that bottle of tums - when my stomach hurts that bad, I just can't function!
The other night, I woke up at 4:45 am with the most severe, sharp stomach pain. It hurt so bad that I was crying! Of course my darling husband was very concerned and rolled over and asked, "are you ok?" before promptly falling back asleep! In the meantime, for a solid hour, I just stayed in the fetal position and tried to not die. I ended up caving in and taking a tums....and it still didn't work!
At about 6am, I finally started Pinterest'ing home remedies for stomachache...and what was the first thing that popped up?
Peppermint oil! DUH! Why didn't I think of that?
I immediately grabbed my peppermint oil, and of course my oil stash is already right next to bed, thank goodness!! I took three drops of peppermint in my hand and just started rubbing it into my abdomen...took a deep whiff of the oil...kept massaging my abdomen. Holy moly, in less than 5 minutes, my stomach pain eased!!! I couldn't believe it!
At work just a few minuscule hours later, I was hit with a wave of severe nausea, probably since I had hardly slept. However, this time....I was prepared! I had my peppermint oil ready to go! I put 3 drops in a glass of water, and chugged. Within a few minutes, my nausea subsided and I felt so much better!
Tummy toils be gone! Firm oil believer right here!