Tea & Toast

I’ve spent the last 3 days battling a virus induced fever. A crazy fever that bounces between the terrible hot sweats and the icy cold chills. It has triggered migraines, nausea, vomiting and left me pretty sore to say the least. Certainly not much fun when you’re in your Third Trimester of Pregnancy.

There have been 3 things that brought me comfort over the last 3 days, the first 2 weren’t surprising:


  1. The hospital monitoring our baby and hearing a nice strong heartbeat and knowing everything was ok with bub.
  2. Hubby standing literally by my side holding the bucket in one hand whilst I emptied my entire stomach contents in one foul swoop.  Followed by a cold compress in his other hand so he could wipe down my face, before disposing of it all. No complaints, or judgements, just compassion.

But the 3rd… well… Tea & toast

I’ve not wanted to eat or drink much over the last few days except a sip of water here a piece of apple there, but here was one exception that was a sure fire winner. When I was younger my mum would make us tea and toast when we were unwell. Subconsciously in my delirious state my craving for my mum by my side was replaced by a simple meal. I am surprised how much comfort a cup of black tea and some Vegemite on toast brought me.  It certainly wasn’t the most conventional thing, but it certainly nourished the soul and reminded me again how much a girl really needs her mamma especially in times like sickness, pregnancy, the trials & tribulations of motherhood, getting married etc.

This pregnancy has been pretty rough. A low risk, text book pregnancy turned into a high risk pregnancy. Being monitored by the complex care unit was definitely unforeseen. It’s been a roll on of health issues. Migraines, nausea, bulging discs in the neck from a pre-pregnancy water skiing accident, very low iron & haemoglobin levels, shortness of breath, fatigue, virus induced fevers (second one in 2 months). It’s been relentless but I am still hopeful there will be a change in the air soon and that the reason why my little family and I are getting so challenged at the moment will also make sense soon.

 In time of troubles or sickness what is you biggest comfort food? Is it a something predictable or something more unconventional?


3 Things That Gave Me Comfort Whilst I Was Ill


9 thoughts on “Tea & Toast

  1. obsessive.compulsive.mother. says:

    I hope you feel better soon, it’s horrible being ill any time but their trimester must be so tough. Good to hear your healthcare team are monitoring you, and you are being well supported by your family. Tea and toast really are so comforting – the best I had was after giving birth. I had thought the tea and toast post-birth was a myth but so pleased it’s not! Feel better soon 🙂 Also, the photos on your blog are lovely! #ThatFridayLinky

  2. lisaitsablogslife says:

    Being pregnant is hard enough let aone being poorly on top as well. I hope you feel better soon and you get to have an easy ride for the rest of your pregnancy. #ThatFridayLinky

  3. Morgan Prince says:

    I have to say my bed makes me feel better. We have a memory foam mattress and a lovely warm quilt and just snuggling under that quilt and pretending the outside world isn’t there brings me comfort every time. Hope you’re feeling better. x

  4. Kel @ School Runs & Shopping Trolleys says:

    Sorry to hear you’ve been so poorly! Must be just awful at your stage of pregnancy. My comfort food is jam or marmite on toast, and, if I’m feeling a bit hungrier, a jacket potato with a sprinkle of cheese and some ham. Funny how we gravitate towards our comfort things. #thelistlinky

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