Tuesday, August 25, 2009

WFMW - The Gaggin Edition


Okay, so. This may seem like a completely weird thing to blog about and though it may even fall under the TMI category, depending upon your gag reflex, I'm gonna do it anyway. Because I am here to help my public (that means you, dear reader) in any way I can. And I am nothing if not helpful. *insert choking noises here*

Speaking of gagging . . . When I was pregnant with my first child, The Cruise Director, I suddenly found that I had a very sensitive gag reflex. I'd be brushing my teeth and all of a sudden - GAG!

And since I was nauseous most of the time anyway, well . . . let's just say I lost eleven pounds in my first trimester. And eight pounds the first trimester of my pregnancy with The Affectionate One.

So, by accident I hit upon a technique for avoiding the inevitable gagging session, and the resulting, you know. Unfortunately, I didn't discover it until I was pregnant with Whirling Dervish. I didn't lose a single pound while pregnant with him.

All you have to do is exhale kind of in an extended huff while you are brushing your tongue. There must be something about using your throat muscles that helps you to not gag.

I know, I know. Sounds completely weird and too easy to work. But it does.

It works for me. Every time.

(For other WFMW tips, click over to We Are That Family.)

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