I always think of cauliflower as bite size, not in a giant head. Probably because I generally buy it frozen. But anyway, that’s the size of Bacon this week. I know I’m pretty inconsistent with the weekly updates, but really now that we’ve reached viability, each week is an awesome achievement for me. And I’m sure things are about to get interesting, as soon as I head in to take that glucose tolerance test for gestational diabetes. I’m pretty convinced I have it- yay for more needles!
This Week in Bacon Baking:
Every time I think I’m done with the morning sickness, it hits me again for a day or two. But this time, I am pretty sure it’s related to my blood sugar. Or perhaps the fact I’m sick.
Sick & Pregnant- not a fun combo. A couple days ago (Monday, I think) I was all congested, mostly my head. Coughing a bit, but not too much. Just feeling fatigued. Then I woke up the next day and grabbed a brownie on the way out the door to drop off the twins, intending on eating a healthier breakfast later. I got sidetracked, and the next thing I knew it was time to pick them up, and I had to run back to the school. When I got there, I was suddenly lightheaded and so very nauseous. I managed to pick up the twins and made it as far as the van and then got sick.
Once home, I figured I’d make myself a bagel with cream cheese or something- I was starving. But as I was standing there, buttering my bagel, I thought I was going to pass out. I was afraid of what would happen if I did- I mean I was home alone with two three year olds. So I sat myself down and once it passed ate the bagel and then had the twins lay down with me and we napped. I felt a bit better after I woke up and ate a yogurt, but I’ve still been congested and Tuesday I woke up with no voice.
I’ve been laying off the sugar and carbs to see if it makes a difference, and while I’m not nauseous any more and no longer feel like passing out, I am still super tired and congested. It’s SO hard to get the twins to listen, because they’re little loud boys- and I can barely whisper. I tried to call the OB to make an appointment yesterday, and they couldn’t hear me- oops- so I had to have Aaron do it for me today. I go in tomorrow afternoon.
I just cannot get enough sleep, and it’s all I can do to stay awake until someone else is home to watch the boys the past three days. Luckily even though I have no voice, my throat isn’t sore- I hate that. I have to be especially careful of what over the counter medicines I take, because of my high blood pressure- many cold meds actually raise it. So it’s hard for me to find get relief- I just don’t feel safe taking things without the doctor’s OK.
But through it all, Bacon is bouncing away, making his presence known- and that’s super reassuring. This kid is a mover and shaker.