Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Silly Me

Well, maybe I've figured out why I can't sleep too well.

I think I'm getting sick! Or have some really bad allergies. This illness does feel a little different than it does when I usually get sick, so I'm not sure yet.

I'm losing my voice, and I can't take deep breaths right now. I feel like I'm going to pass out most of the time, and have 0 energy. As a result, my mood has not been the best. :)

So this combined with my ever running mind are not helping my sad sad sleep patterns.

I didn't want to boast, but I really thought I had somehow out smarted the flu bug. I got both the flu short and the H1N1 shot as well back in November.

And since then there has been illness swirling around me everywhere I go and I have been lucky enough to escape. Until now I guess!

Silly me I thought I was above the flu. So now, I'll just keep up my regimen of...water I guess? Not much else we pregnant ladies can take to get over a cold.

Last night as I lay awake at 3am ( that seems to be my time to wake up) Jimmy ventured into the kitchen to find some remedies for my woes. He brought back water, fruit snacks, saltines and cough drops. I love my husband. He is honestly one of the most caring people I've ever met. I drank my water and ate my fruit snacks. Somehow those are not the same as taking Nyquil though...

The cough drops tasted like I was sucking on a car battery, but they worked and I managed to fall back asleep in a somewhat timely manner. Do I feel well rested today? Um, no. Not even close. And I surely don't look it.

It's a strange feeling when you get to the point where you just don't care about your appearance anymore. Make up? Eh, who needs it?

The most surprising thing about pregnancy for me has been the waves it goes in.

I'll have a good wave, were I feel great and everything in life seems to be going well.

Then I'll get hit with a bad wave and I feel like I'm trying to juggle and people keep throwing more and more balls at me. At this point I feel like asking if anyone else has anything they want to lay on me? Why not. Come one come all!

I can't help but think the life waves and pregnancy waves must be related. A bad pregnancy wave means everything else seems bad too. Or a bad wave in life triggers a bad pregnancy wave. I wonder if any tests have been done to prove this.

Somehow through this "bad wave" I'm on, the baby's heart is still ok. I was terrified at my last appointment they were going to tell me it was beating way to fast again. But it seems to be ok for now. Whew. It’s amazing how I can be feeling the way I’m feeling, but the baby seems to be just fine. The human body really is an amazing thing, especially when growing a child!


Jessica said...

Try Honey Lemon Ricola cough drops. They don't taste bad at all.

Megan said...

Pregnancy waves - life waves...they all come and go - all go up and down - and with kids it is all the more true. You will get through this :) Sleep is overrated anyway, right?! I forget what it is like to take medicine...pregnancy, nursing...ah well - such is life. You are doing a great job! I can't wait to see you! (hopefully soon!)

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Scott and Audrey said...

I was the same way with hardly sleeping. I'd wake up randomly. I'd be roasting sharing a bed with my husband and dog and the heat was only set at 64 degrees! Your immune system isn't as great as it normally is either right now so your bound to get sick. I caught a cold the week before I had Charlotte. It sucked and I was still kinda sick when I was induced but you'll survive. It may not seem like it. Just eat the best you can and if you feel up to it maybe talk a little walk on your lunch break to boost your energy. Oh and check this out... it may help: