I was sick this weekend. It started off as a cold and progressed into bronchitis.
The bronchitis made me cough like crazy, which made me a) pee my pants and b) puke, a lot. Then, my entire GI system got mad at me and staged a coup.
You can’t take cough suppressants while pregnant but you can take plain old Robitussin, an expectorant. It helped but did nothing to stop the a) peeing of the pants and 2) puking. Yes, it was awful.
I could not get out of bed for three days. Mr. MC had to take off work to take care of S.
I lost 5 pounds in 4 days.
This was supposed to be the week where I started “eating well” (ha!) as I have my glucose test on Friday. I still find most food repugnant and have virtually no appetite. When I do eat, a tiny bit fills me up. Then I go back to being nauseated.
And I think I am getting a migraine.
The good news: coughing and puking must sound awesome from the inside because I was always treated with a burst of activity from she-beastie.
Maximum weight while breastfeeding: 217 (ugh)
Weight at beginning of pregnancy: 210ish?
Weight last week (26 weeks): 198
Weight last night (27 weeks): 193
This is the most effective diet I have ever been on.
Pregnancy brain is real. As for the “magic” of the 2nd trimester — still puking, still nauseated, still losing weight and just barely showing — I am not convinced. I am 25 weeks.
So much to write. So little energy to do just about anything, especially things work-related. The fatigue is relentless and it is all I can do to watch S. It’s pretty pathetic, honestly.
I can feel her moving around a lot, which is very reassuring. When she moves too much, I have a Braxton-Hicks contraction, which is not a cause for alarm, but is often uncomfortable.
What else is there to say?
Some random observations:
Pregnancy is much less dramatic the second time around. I often forget how far along I am and have to look it up.
I am more confident in handling a newborn yet terrified as to how all this is going to work with a toddler around.
I am getting the epidural this time right from the start. I don’t like pain.
I am just now starting to show and still losing weight, which is an odd combination.
I am looking forward to being out of the conception/pregnancy/birth lifestyle. I am ready to put this phase of my life behind me and just focus on being a mom.
Where was I?