Month 7: I have the plague…again.

7 months Preg - The PlagueI always get the crud this time of year. It starts with allergies. Then my throat starts to itch. Then my body gives up the fight completely and I end up with bronchitis. This has happened every year since 1996.

I am a bit startled that it came on so early this year; normally the plague arrives just in time to screw up my birthday and/or Christmas. Also, it came on so quickly!! I was fine at work yesterday. I got home at 3:30 and my nose was runny…then I woke up at 1:00am convinced I was going to die before the sun came up.

Thank goodness I had to do the gestational diabetes glucose testing thingy at the doctor today, it resulted in my seeing the doctor this morning. I got swabbed for flu, which came back negative – evidently I’m still not out of the woods though. Supposedly, it can take a little time for a flu test to come up positive? I’ve had the flu twice in my life, and I DO NOT relish the thought of having to go through that while 7 months pregnant. Baby G is doing just fine though, he’s a big boy and I’m scheduled for sonos every month from now until delivery. I still haven’t seen my son’s face, because he covers it with his arms every time we try to do the 3D imaging. However, I am convinced, from traditional sono profile pics, that this kid looks EXACTLY like his Daddy. And I intend to prove it before he arrives by golly.

Anyhoot, due to my disease-ridden  plague-infested virally suffering corpus, my doctor made me swear on my unborn child that I would not go to work today, and that I would actually STAY. IN. BED. (fidgeting is a problem for me, as we all know). My doctor also

LEONARD!! I’M SICK!!

knows that when it comes to “taking it easy”, I’m a big fat liar, and I will tell her that I will rest and be a good girl – then drive straight from the doctor’s office to my office for work.

This round though, I’ve done what I promised. Mostly. Other than going to pee and acquiring water and food, I’ve stayed in bed – I have done some work, and I did FaceTime the shop to check in – but I’m IN. BED. I’m also drinking chicken broth now (my homemade stuff, which is the GREATEST) and I keep sipping on a concoction that seems to soothe my throat, and clear my nose, simultaneously…

Lemon Honey Ginger Stuff

  • 3 Lemon Slices, plus a squeeze of lemon juice
  • Grated Ginger to taste (I keep mine in the freezer, then just grate it into whatever – it keeps indefinitely as far as I can tell)
  • Big spoonful of raw honey
  • Boiling water

– Place lemon slices, juice, ginger and honey in a mug (I just drop the honey-coated spoon in the mug and leave it) Pour boiling water over all. Stir until honey is incorporated, and enjoy. It’s a good way to push more fluids too!! I feel so terrible, I’ve just been drinking cup after cup…yay hydration!!

Tomorrow was supposed to be a fun-filled day, so we’ll see if this “resting” business is all it’s cracked up to be – maybe I can still go play tomorrow. If not though, I’m going back to my tried and true fidgeting and bustling about. It’s a lot more comfortable than trying to be still.

Update: I fell asleep sitting up before I could hit the publish button and slept for 2 hours. I feel a little better (but I’ve lost my voice since this morning), so I think maybe my doctor had a point about being still- she’s a super smart lady  😉 Now…let’s see if Ninja will go get me some Thai food….

XOXO

~ J ~

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