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I have hit the 22 week mark in this pregnancy. And it has been completely different from my other 2 pregnancies.

With Abbi, I didn’t really get sick. I can only think of a handful of times that I ever even felt any nausea. With Easton, I spent the first trimester feeling sick. Not so sick that I’m running to the bathroom every 10 minutes, but I felt pretty yucky for those first weeks. But once I passed that first trimester mark, I was in the clear.

But this little guy… He is not letting up. I’ve been sick since the beginning, and it looks like I’ll be sick until the end.
 

(I’ve been doing a weekly pregnancy photo update – this pretty much sums up my 22nd week!)

 
I know it’s all worth it in the end – I have 2 little munchkins that have proved this – but in the meantime, I’m just trying to get through this. Luckily, I’m still able to function, (there’s no way to lay sick in bed all day when you have 2 kids to take care of), but it sure hasn’t been fun.

I’m one of those people that is leary of taking anything while I’m pregnant – I don’t even like to take tylenol when I have a headache. So I’ve turned to trying to find natural remedies. Not everything has worked, but one thing that seems to really help is ginger. So while this baby doesn’t love sugar, and I have to generally stay away from sweet things in the morning, I’ve been having fun coming up with ginger concoctions in the afternoons.
 

 
I really loved this Ginger Lime Spritzer. Once you make the simple syrup, you can keep it on hand in the fridge for a quick drink whenever you need one. That way, when the sickness kicks in, one of these delicious drinks is only minutes away. And guess what? Even if you aren’t sick with morning sickness, this is a refreshing drink! I think it’s especially fitting for a warm summer day. (Especially with ice from Sonic, which I’m so addicted to!)  This is a drink that I know I could enjoy – whether sick or not!
 



 

Ginger Lime Spritzer

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 10-16 servings

Ginger Lime Spritzer

Ginger and lime come together in this satisfying and refreshing drink.

Ingredients

    Simple Syrup
  • 6 oz. ginger, peeled and sliced into coins
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • For the spritzer
  • Ginger-Lime Simple Syrup
  • Seltzer water

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the ginger, water and sugar. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and add the lime juice. Allow to sit for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to steep and combine. Strain the mixture, discarding the ginger. Refrigerate until cold.
  2. When ready to make the drinks: Add 2-3 tablespoons of the simple syrup to every 8 oz of seltzer water. Serve cold with additional lime slices, if desired.
http://www.tasteandtellblog.com/ginger-lime-spritzer/

 
Other ginger drinks I know I’ll be trying:

Homemade Ginger Ale from Simply Recipes
White Peach Ginger Milkshake from Salt & Spatula
Spicy and Sweet Ginger Lemonade from Girl Cooks World

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22 Responses to Ginger Lime Spritzer

  1. Katrina says:

    Mmm so great for summer!

  2. So sorry you are so sick. It’s pervasive, debilatating, and I feel bad for you…I have no idea how you’re taking care of 2 kids in your state. Or blogging!

  3. Rosa says:

    So refreshing and delicious! A great summer drink.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  4. Rosa says:

    Get well soon!

  5. I’m sorry to hear you’re still not feeling well. You are amazing to do everything you do with the blog, your family, etc.!! This spritzer drink looks like the perfect summer, refreshing drink. Hope you feel better soon!

  6. Boo on feeling so ishy.

    Yay for little guy!

    and UM YES for this drink.

  7. KissTheChef says:

    After the pregnancy, and for all those not pregnant now, this morphs into a great margarita with added alcohol. Add ginger liquour (I use Canton) and tequila for a great drink. You can also just add the Canton and lime vodka if tequila isn’t your thing…. Enjoy..

  8. Karly says:

    Aw, sorry you’re still not feeling well! That is no fun at all.

  9. Monet says:

    Ah! I just love how you are “remembering” this pregnancy. But I’m sorry you aren’t feeling well. I have a bunch of pregnant friends right now and I’m going to send them this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  10. My 3rd pregnancy was by far the worst. 27-28 weeks of throwing up and major weight loss. A drink like this would have been my saving grace if I had thought to make one! Hang in there you may wake up any day now and it will be gone!

  11. Joanne says:

    I’m leary of taking meds also and I’m not even pregnant! When I eventually am…forget it. I won’t take anything I don’t absolutely have to. Ginger is, to this day, my favorite anti-emetic (anti-nausea med). LOVE these!

  12. This is my kind of drink! Looks so refreshing. Sorry to hear you have been so sick. That’s no fun but will be worth it in the end! :)

  13. Deb,
    Have you asked your doctor about it? When I had sickness that bad with my middle son, (it was nearly debilitating) she gave me a shot in the butt with something and I never got sick again the whole pregnancy. Never even a bout of nausea. Was amazing!!
    You’re half way there girl. Feel better.

  14. Hope you feel better! And what an awesome drink. It looks incredibly refreshing, and it just screams summer!

  15. You and I have similar taste in drinks!! I would love this on a hot summer evening!

    Feel better soon!

  16. Kristy says:

    Oh Deborah, I feel your pain. I’ve been there. I’m glad you’re having fun whipping up ginger recipes. This one sounds great! I’ll be sending you no-nausea vibes!

  17. First great photos! I always have a hard time taking pictures of drinks in glasses. Second, boo to all the morning sickness. Feeling nauseous and having an upset stomach is no fun anytime. This drink looks like a great drink to have any time there is tummy troubles or just when it is hot outside! And last I love the idea of documenting your pregnancy each week with a corresponding photo and blurb about it!

  18. Ginger always helps me when I feel sick. I’m actually drinking some ginger tea right now.. Get well soon!
    This looks absolutely delicious! And just in time for summer, now I have a sick remedy for when it’s hot!

  19. Chels R. says:

    I’m so sorry you’ve been so sick. I can easily remember the feeling since that’s how it was for me with my first. This drink looks perfect!

  20. This sounds great and so refreshing! We hope you begin to feel better!

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