Friday, September 3, 2010


I think the stress and exhaustion of going back to work; the pregnancy induced lack of sleep; and an overexposure to middle school children has finally culminated in a sickness. I hurt, I cough, I make phlegm, and I just want to lay in bed. So that is how I will be spending my three day weekend. I am grateful that I (fingers crossed) won't have to take any time off of work but I wish I was feeling better and could enjoy the suddenly wonderful weather. According to the list the doctor gave me I can take Actifed, Sudafed and Tylenol Cold. I told the husbandit my symptoms and he is on his way to the store to choose the one that is most appropriate to my needs (and also to Quiznos to get me a sandwich cause he is a lovely man). A part of me is definitely concerned about how this will affect Spud. Any advice?


  1. tylenol had to walk me through pretty much everything in both pregnancies. My friend that threw my baby shower was sick and didnt tell me and I spent the last month sick and really grouchy. Being sick and pregnant blows (in the nose!)

  2. I also feel the effects of the lowered immune system when pregnant. In fact w/o morning sickness a good old cold is usually my best first trimester indicator!
    Rest, rest and rest. Be glad you have a long weekend to recover and drink plenty of fluid... now that there is even a hint of fall in the air throw your favorite soup together in the crock pot. Less time on your feet and you can nibble soothing soup when you feel like it.
    Have the husbandit grab some good flicks and snuggle!

  3. I don't think it will affect spud in the slightest. I threw up for 4 months straight and lost 20lbs. Any ounce of nutrients I tried to swallow was promptly puked up and poor little Lu was pretty much surviving on whatever it was that I had already stored up before becoming pregnant. And she came out as a fat and healthy baby! As far as taking the meds, my personal opinion is that if the doctor listed them as okay and you're only taking them for the duration of this cold, then it's worth it if it'll help you sleep and rest comfortably. I bet Spud is doing just fine swimming in his heated pool. I bet the sneezing or coughing feels the same as if you were dancing and s/he's loving the party! ;)

  4. The only thing I can add to what Emily said is that you probably shouldn't take an antihistamine or decongestant at the very end of your pregnancy and definitely not anywhere near the time your colostrum/milk should be coming in. Those things will dry up your nose, but they'll also dry up your milk. Other than that, I hope the meds give you a little respite from symptoms and you're able to enjoy a little of your holiday. (p.s. A good man at Quiznos is worth 10 in the den watching sports. Cheers for Mac. (:

  5. Yuck - lots of fluid and rest! I don't think I can give advice any better than the other ladies here. When I'm sick, the congestion is what bothers me the most and I was told I could take Afrin for that... a lot of people don't like to take it though.
    Spud will be fine, though. He/she is oblivious to your misery!