Dear Julien … Letters to my second son.

Thursday, 28th April, 2005

Bad Afternoon

Filed under: General — Beth @ 21:04

I am so tired and running a very low-grade fever right now – about 99. I think I’m just tired out and somewhat de-hydrated. I threw up this morning (gag reflex triggered by excess mucus in the back of my throat) and it just, left my stomach off for the rest of the day.

On the way home, I started feeling sickish on BART – my lunch wasn’t sitting well and I kept getting super-tight Braxton-Hicks. Walking home from Vic’s daycare was … torture.

I came home, wheeled a screaming Vic in his stroller still into the bedroom and basically collapsed onto the bed and stayed on it in froggy position for a half hour. Vic screamed the whole time, but I just didn’t have the energy to do anything about.

Eventually I was able to get up, cuddle him on the couch and get him to calm down with some cartoons. I’ve put on movie after movie tonight, just give myself some breathing space to relax.

There has been much water ingestion and the B-H have eased up somewhat, though they haven’t stopped entirely. Unfortunately, I can’t really lie down because Vic is very awake and I don’t trust him alone out here, so I have to stay awake.

My stomach is still funny, though some of the pressure has released thanks to … nature doing its thing.

I’m hoping that another glass of water and a good night’s sleep will do the trick, otherwise I’m staying home tomorrow. I don’t care how much stuff is on my calendar.

On the up side, Pip is kicking nicely in there still, so no worries about the baby itself. Just mama.

And for those who might worry – no swelling, no headache, no spots in front of the eyes, or any other associated symptoms other than feeling slightly off, and very tired and achey, that might point to something more serious.

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