Hi ukwldcat, Nice to hear from you dear... You have nausea...i am sure thats a good sign.:thumbsup my nausea is not that severe..i used to feel it towards the middle of the day..when i am tired and hungry and the smell of the food adds to it. It started around the 8th week , 9 th week it was on and off...i would feel nauseated on alternate days..now that i completed 10 weeks its almost disappeared. every person and every pregnancy is different...during my daughters time i had bad nausea for first 3 months and heartburn almost throughout my pregnancy. Yes my congestion is killing me this time.. Doc said it another common symptom during pregnancy..she said sudafed is ok to take.. But i want to avoid any medication as much as possible. Nasal strips looks like hard bandage which can be bent and glued over the nose when you sleep...it will stretch your nostrils open allows you to breath.this is a big relief to me now atleast at night. My daughter (vani sree)is fine, very excited about the baby..she is waiting for the green signal to tell her friends that she is going to have a sibling.. She wants a baby girl, but she is ok with a boy too.. We call her chickku at home...now she came up with a name for the baby..kukku She has a lot of name choices for her at school..ranging from rani to ....... most of it are weired:rotfl.the important thing according to her is both their name should rhyme!! How is your daughter? Take care dear.. There is hope..