Sunday, February 7, 2010

29w3d: My husband went to Orlando and all I got was this lousy...

Cold!  Eric came home totally exhausted from Orlando, and by Tuesday was sniffling.  He developed his version of a cold, which means that he blew his nose occasionally, sneezed 3 times, and said he was stuffy.  (Side note: for those of you concerned about breast vs. formula, Eric was formula fed and has the world's best immune system.  In the 6 years I have known him, he has never had more than a cold and has never had any reason to see a doctor.  So if breast feeding doesn't work out, don't worry, your baby will still grow big and strong.)

Now, with my 3rd trimester pregnant lady immune system, I am a sniffly mess!  I didn't get my usual sore throat telling me that I'm getting a cold, but I just got all stuffed up, runny nose, and sneezing.  Today has been the stuffiest.  I haven't been able to taste my food, and that is very disappointing to me.  I'm hoping today is the worst and that by tomorrow I'll feel better.

I also haven't been sleeping well these past few nights.  It is partly because I can't breathe, and also because when I begin to fall asleep, I start breathe more loudly and wake myself up!  I am very sensitive to the sound of breathing (this is one of my quirks) and it wakes me up when other people do it.  I can usually sleep through my own breathing with earplugs, but not now.  I know, I'm a weirdo.

My mom is  back home now.  She ended up getting her flight from Paris diverted to Atlanta, but was then able to get on a flight to Newark that landed at midnight.  My dad left here around 10 to go pick her up and they got home around 2 am.  She has kindly extended the loan of her kittens to me until I am out of bed.  This also works out for me because now I know she'll come visit me everyday, at least to see her cats!

Tonight my parents came over for dinner, my aunt Jane made a big chicken curry soup with noodles that was delicious.  Here is a picture of our dinner buffet laid out on top of our dresser:
We are very flexible and adaptable here!  Below is a picture of my eating position, and our guests gathered around the end of our bed.  Eric covered a big piece of wood with plastic, and then we are using a big towel as a table cloth.  The red lap tray I have is from my mom's parents' basement.  A very useful gift.
But you can probably see why I am eager to resume normal life.  I am tired of eating in bed, and tired of seeing these same 4 walls day in and day out.  I have never made so little use of my time in my life.  The days are slipping by and all I care about is staying pregnant, not accomplishing anything.  It is such a change in attitude from the past five years of my life.  No, make that 29.5 years of my life.  I know as soon as the babies are born I will be overwhelmingly busy, but I don't completely feel like myself.

I guess I have some other complaints... I don't really look like myself either, or at least not how I think of myself looking.  I mostly avoid looking at my body in the mirror, especially my breasts.  I fantasize about my old clothes, my old waist, and about exercise.  I can't wait to exercise.

Tonight was the Superbowl, and we were not especially invested in the game, so we watched Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl.  It turns out that Trouble does like TV... he seemed riveted to the dogs!  This is kind of funny because he never watches TV, and he has only ever met one dog in his life.  But it was adorable.  Here is a picture of Trouble watching his new favorite TV show.
That's it for news around here.  I am eager to make it to Thursday and the 30-week milestone.  I don't have many visitors scheduled to come this week, but that's ok, because I know my mom will be here every day.  And come Sunday, my in-laws will visit, and that will certainly distract me for a while.  I hope these next few weeks fly by, and next thing you know, I'll be going out to dinner with my husband!

1 comment:

  1. Hope the cold blows over quickly...nice to see Alison back! So happy about you making it to 30 weeks, well in 2 days, but close enough! Time to start planning the big dinner out - I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you that there won't be a blizzard again that week!