40 Weeks with a Cold…

Illness has been spreading through our house for weeks now and up until recently, I’ve managed to stay healthy. HOWEVER, now just one day from my due date, I’m battling a full-blown cold.

I’ve got that stuffy nose and head, sneezing, scratchy throat, non-stop running nose, coughing feeling like crap thing going on and I’m not happy about it.

I’ve literally been CHUGGING tea and water in hopes of flushing this beast of a cold out of my system, but for now, I’m just deep in it. I’m leaving to pick Charlotte up from school soon and will be spending the remainder of the day in my bed, which hopefully will help. But oy.

A cold at 40 weeks pregnant is just mean.

Hopefully it will pass quickly and I’ll be healthy and strong again soon to take on the marathon that is this impending labor.

Wish me luck!

12 Weeks Pregnant



How far along: 12 Weeks!!

Total weight gain: 1lb (2 lbs total)… damn you, Halloween! Although… 0 lbs according to the doctor’s office. So… somewhere between 1-2 total.

Maternity clothes: If you’re not leggings, don’t even think about it! Fine, I do wear two pairs of maternity jeans… but only on special occasions.

Stretch marks: Lotioning to avoid such evil warrior markings.

Sleep: I’ve actually been sleeping better, but I think that’s only due to the fact that I’ve been going to bed way later this week. I’m so chronically tired. The other day, I fell asleep in the 8 minutes it takes to put C down for a nap. I woke up to her little peepers staring at me from over her bottle and her tiny finger stuck up my nose. Sheesh. NEED. MORE. SLEEP.

Best moment of this week: My cuz was here this past weekend and it was total heaven! We had such a blast and it was so amazing to see her falling in love with our girl (and vice versa). Family really is the best.

Miss anything: Hmmm… energy? I miss energy. And sandwiches. We rarely eat deli meat because of the nitrates and preservatives, but man am I craving a delicious turkey sammy… or ham and cheese. Mmm.

Movement: None!

Food cravings: I feel like I’m starting to get back to a good place. I’ve been craving salads. (Thank goodness.) The poor eating was becoming a bit much.

Anything making you queasy or sick: I’ve been much better lately. Not too much to complain about.

Have you started to show yet: I have an impossible to hide belly bump.

Gender: Today while I was sitting in C’s nursery, which will be the new baby’s nursery, I was thinking, “I’d be pretty happy if it were a boy!” I’m so indifferent. I really have no clue. I guess my instinct is saying girl… but I can’t tell what it’s based on.

Labor signs: No, no.

Belly button in or out: Very deeply in, but definitely widening.

Wedding rings on or off: On!

Happy or moody most of the time: I’ve been good this week! Happy to have so much time to play with my cousin and love on my babes (hubs and little one). It’s been a good week.

Looking forward to: My appointment on Monday. I feel like this is such a huge milestone. I’m desperate to hear that heartbeat and feel more secure that things are going to be okay. I still feel so apprehensive about telling people, but it’s become pretty hard not to with this growing bump.

11 Weeks Pregnant


  How far along: 11 Weeks

Total weight gain: No additional weight this week, still 1 lb total.

Maternity clothes: I bought a pair of H&M Mama jeans last week and a few new shirts… I’m pretty happy with the new purchases!

Stretch marks: Not if I can help it!

Sleep: More insomnia this week, but I did finish two entertaining chick lit books: Life & Other Near Death Experiences and Eight Hundred Grapes – As a side, I can’t tell you the last time I read a book in two days… pretty much never. But you’d be surprised what 4 hours in the middle of the night will do for ya!

Best moment of this week: Charlie’s swim class was a blast this week! It was so sweet seeing her splash around. Also, I finally told my cousin, Aunt, Uncle and friends that I’m pregnant! I don’t know why I waited so long!

Miss anything: I’ve had the worst headache for the past two days. So maybe a healthy head? Also, my severe heartburn restricts any and all coffee intake (even decaf)… I miss my morning coffee.

Movement: None!

Food cravings: I could go for an ice cream sundae.

Anything making you queasy or sick: My headache.

Have you started to show yet: Giant bump.

Gender: Ugh who knows! haha Maybe a girl? Or is it a boy???

Labor signs: No, no.

Belly button in or out: Very deeply in.

Wedding rings on or off: On!

Happy or moody most of the time: I think I’ve been generally happy this week… except for today. Ugh. My parents (mainly my father) was an ass today. Imagine screaming argument level. So fun.

Looking forward to: My cousin is coming tomorrow!! We have such a fun weekend planned and I just love her to pieces. I’m really happy to see her. Plus C has her 15 month check up tomorrow. I’m looking forward to seeing her growth progress.