Thursday, September 22, 2005

Escape Attempt #1

So I've had this awful cold for a while now, and on Tuesday Brooks convinced me it was time to go to the Dr. So I got in to see my regular NP and was diagnosed with bronchitis. After much conferring with various OB's, it was decided that I should go on antibiotics so it wouldn't turn into pneumonia. So I started the dose yesterday morning, and within two hours, WHAM, I became violently ill (I know this is my blog, but thank me for sparing you those details). In the midst of this full body spasm of sickness, the passenger decided that he'd rather just get out than deal with all of that - so I got my first dose of labor with some serious contractions. By the time all was said and done, I didn't have to rush to the hospital, just some good old bedrest got everything stopped. So I'm laid up in bed again today - to make sure there are no more contractions and also to try and finally kick this cold. I can only take so much daytime TV (although Bon Jovi was on Oprah yesterday!)....

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Sick and Tired

So, with our home finally free of houseguests for the moment, I find myself....sick. The headcold Brooks kept claiming as allergies, is in fact...a cold. And now I have it. But I can't take NyQuil and bask in it's blissful slumber. Nooo. I have to grin and bear it. Ugh.

As I was laying in bed this morning, at 3am, wide awake, barely able to breathe, I was thinking that it's funny that so many of the people I watched on TV shows as a little girl are having babies at the same time. (Apologizing in advance for my spellings, I'm not up to "research")Soliel Moon Frye - Punky Brewster of course - had a daughter a few weeks ago. Miyum Byalik - Blossom - is having a baby any day now. And Melissa Joan Hart - Clarissa Explains it all and if you're younger, Sabrina the Teenage Witch - is due right after me. It's funny to think that all those babies will be the same age as my little one. Supermodel Heidi Klum just had her baby with Seal and Tina Fey had her first child, a daughter, this week as well. Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are due to welcome their new arrival around the same time I am. And of course, there are daily reports of Britney Spears cheeto, I mean, baby, springing forth as I type. I think it's interesting to keep kindof a record of all this so that my son can someday know who was born around the same time :)

I had some more complaining to do, so be glad I got sidetracked. I'll get to carpal tunnell, braxton hicks, gestational diabetes and low-lying placenta later I guess. Now it's time for a nap!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

No, Ok, Few Complaints

Some of Brooks' High School friends came into town this weekend to celebrate his 30th birthday a tad early. We had a great time but I really need to learn that I just can't keep up like I used to. I've been feeling pretty good lately, so it's difficult to remember that my body is very busy and that means that I need more sleep, more breaks, etc.

Overall, I can't complain too much about this pregnancy. I have not forgotten about how much the morning sickness sucked and how little energy I had that first trimester, but I know others have had it much worse. I'm still having major issues with swollen feet, sciatica and now carpal tunnel, but none of them are bad enough to keep me at home or in bed or otherwise impaired. Let's hope that this smooth-ish sailing continues! :)