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Kaye's Pregnancy Journal

Week 8
~ Sick and Tired

This week has been absolutely brutal. It started out really well, but just went downhill. I spent Saturday shopping for winter boots with my mother-in-law - trying to convince her not to buy me clothes without telling her I'm pregnant made things a bit difficult. It was still fun, although we shopped so long I completely wore myself out. On Sunday I got to spend some quality time with Aaron before meeting up with a friend from out of town and catching up on old times. But then, Monday morning while preparing for my midterm, I suddenly developed a nasty cold. Out of nowhere I was stuffed up and coughing up phlegm, shivering with chills and I felt as if all my energy had been zapped away. I managed to make it to the midterm (and I even think I did well), but I came home and crashed right after, and spent the evening snoozing on the couch. Tuesday was even worse. In the end I missed more than half my classes this week and didn't do any homework.

I cannot believe how exhausted I felt. I could barely even manage to sit up. I'd be sitting on the couch and my head would just start spinning. I'm not sure if it was my blood pressure or the cold, but it was miserable. Not being able to take cold medicine made it even worse! I took Tylenol a few times to keep my fever down, but otherwise I just had to rely on lots of sleep, lots of fluids and copious amounts of tea with honey. This cold couldn't have come at a worse time either. School is starting to get pretty stressful. This week I had a midterm and an essay due, and I still have to catch up on my reading - not to mention the laundry and other chores I've let slide this week.

I'm finally starting to feel better today, but I'm going to have to be careful I don't wear myself out this weekend. Aaron has been great about helping with dinner and walking the dog while I've been laid up on the couch, but there's still a lot that needs to be done this weekend: we're having friends over Saturday and Sunday and I promised to make dessert for Sunday night's family dinner. Oh well, one day at a time.

I think it's about time I took another nap. Hopefully next week will go better.

Until then,
~ Kaye

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