I am sick with a nasty cold. Being sick is no fun and being pregnant and sick is even worse. I am all about taking medicine and there's really nothing I can take except cough drops and drink herbal tea. Those are at least is soothing on my throat.
When Stanford and I were in CA last weekend we spent a few hours on Sunday at my sisters house before going to see her in the hospital and Brayden (her 2 year old) was sick with a pretty bad cold. I was only around him for a few hours and felt fine the rest of the week until Friday.
My throat starting hurting that day. And I got progressively worse as the weekend went by until I woke up yesterday morning with a full fledged cold....sore throat, running nose, watery eyes, and feeling just plain yucky. I was sick enough to call into work and literally laid on the couch most of the day. And here it is, 2am on Tuesday morning and I can't sleep. My throat is on fire and my nose goes between runny and stuffed up. So annoying! I really can't afford to take more time off work. I need the hours for my maternity leave. Yet I really can't go to work feeling this way. So I'm hoping against all hope that in the next few hours I'll miraculously feel better.
On a pregnancy note: I'm 36 weeks. Less than one month to go. I'll be getting induced on March 3rd - one day before my due date so that my doctor will be able to deliver me. He's out of another hospital and it's quite a commute for him to deliver at UMC where I will have the baby so that's why we're inducing.
It's a pretty surreal experience to think we will have little Maggie join our family in a month. It's overwelming to think about how different things will be. Am I ready to be a mother? I go back and forth between excitement and nervousness. I just pray that when she comes I'll be ready and that the motherly instincts will kick in. I guess we'll just wait and see :).