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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Family Tradition

In my family, it is customary to become ill just before a big event. Enter: Thanksgiving. Enter: cold. Enter: me.

After last night and this morning's festivities of breaking every blood vessel in my face, I'm not sure that we'll be making that 3 1/2 hour hike up north to be with my family. Nor will we spend the 45 minute ride in the opposite direction to be with Aaron's family. Because I don't share. And that includes germs.

So here I am with my hormonal self, feeling all sorry and grumpy that we'll quite possibly be home by ourselves for T-day, but we still do have a lot to be thankful for, so I suppose I should just shut my non-turkey filled mouth.

I made my second panic call into the nurse at the doctor's office today, asking if it was ok to throw up and not produce anything. I have been lucky thusfar and only felt ill, I haven't actually thrown up until this morning. Kind of. My throat is sore, glands are swollen and body is achy. I was actually spitting in the sink this morning (yuck) just so I wouldn't have to swallow. I hope it's not strep because that WOULD be bad for the baby. Yikes, I'm getting myself all worried again. So after eating as much as I could today, I learned that my stomach can revolt and make itself feel as though I'm being punched very hard everywhere around my abdomen. A coworker told me this was contractions and that was happening because I wasn't hydrated enough. I don't know if I believe her, but I did feel better after I chugged a bottle of water.

Anyways, we're praying for a miracle over here that I feel well enough tomorrow to head north, because we all know where I'll be going the next day with my mom:


Happy Thanksgiving everyone, be thankful and be kind. :)


  • At 8:39 AM, Blogger kb said…

    I hope that you do feel better. Your health is the main thing though, this you alread know.

    Be sure and update so we'll know if you got to go or not.

  • At 2:08 PM, Anonymous Goldberry said…

    I've had strep twice during this pregnancy. Its really not that big a deal. you just get it checked out and the doc gives you Amoxicillan and you are good to go.

    I am also stuck with a massive cold as I time this. I m wheezing through one nostril while the other is clogged past my eyeball. I can feel it. Its nasty and quite timely. I am having my c-section on Monday, so this better clear up by then.

  • At 3:29 PM, Blogger Shannin said…

    I don't know what you can and can't have during pregnancy, so I am sending you some virtual chicken soup with lots of garlic and hot pepper. That seems to cure me every time. I'd say have a shot of whiskey in your tea, but that probably wouldn't be good, although that seems to be another sure fire cure.

    Hope you are up to seeing your family tomorrow. Have a great Thanksgiving regardless. I can only imagine how special these holidays are going to be for you and Aaron.

  • At 8:10 AM, Blogger girl from florida said…

    YUCK, I'd been really sick the past month too. I read that your immune system is slightly weakened during pregnancy to help your body not reject the baby. How far along are you now?

    Hope you are all healed and feeling wonderful!


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