February 16, 2011

The Flu & 35 Weeks Pregnant.

Wowzers. What a whirlwind the past few days have been!

Two days ago, on Valentine's Day, I came down with the flu. Have any of you ever had the flu while you're eight and a half months pregnant? Let me just say this: I don't recommend it. It was pretty much the worst 48 hours ever. But I feel MUCH better today after a lot of resting and tylenol and fluids.

the hero.

My husband was a champion, of course, and stepped in to save the day- taking care of the kids and me all by himself while still managing to work and provide for our family. How does he do it all?? One thing I've learned from this is that there is no better way to feel loved by someone than by being taken care of by them like that. It made Valentine's super extra sweet this year.

(IN HINDSIGHT. haha.)


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On Saturday we had Ezra's 6th birthday party, which went great! I knew that I wanted to keep it really mellow because I am so very pregnant and did not need to be stressing over a crazy party. We invited a handful of friends over for cake and wii games, and I just put out some snacky foods for people to nibble on. Easy breezy lemon squeezy.





My friend Erin MADE this Obi Wan costume... so amazing!!!

It was really fun and Ezra had a blast! I had picked out all of these books from the dollar spot at Target for little gifts for Ezra's party guests, but then forgot to give them out as people were leaving. That's the third year in a row that I have completely forgotten to give out my goodie bags. haha I am a lost cause.

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Other than that, I have been starting to feel the panic creep in about getting everything really ready for the baby. It hit me the other day that I should probably buy some tiny diapers and some white onesies and have them on hand asap, because we are at the point now where this baby is coming much much sooner than later, and it will probably need something to wear and poop into. I also need to pack my hospital bag and we should probably get the car seat situated just in case too... ack! So, so crazy. I feel like I am forgetting something major this time around in getting everything ready. I need to go dig up some checklists or something, or else it's going to be the "goodie bag" scenario all over again, I just know it. hah.



I have an appt. tomorrow with my midwife, and then after that I start seeing her every week! I'm trying to get all pumped about the labor, like I was last time with Myer, but this time around I am more feeling like I just can't wait until that part is over and done with. I need some serious birthing motivation!! STAT! :)

17 comments:

beca said...

You look so very pretty and so very pregnant! I have the flu too, but am not pregnant and can't imagine being sick while pregnant! Glad you're better!

Mel said...

I so totally feel your pain. I had the flu at 36 weeks pregnant. I still had a major cough when I had a c-section at 38 weeks...coughing fits and c-section DO NOT go together. Owie. :) Anyways, I'm glad you're feeling better!

Stefanie-Elizabeth said...

You are glowing, and it's not with the flu! I'm so excited for you and your little bean to come into the world. :)

KillerB said...

Oh, glad to hear that you're feeling better.

That Star Wars costume is killin' me.

Anonymous said...

A Star Wars cake?! There must be a layer of awesome in there!

MarvelousMOM said...

You look absolutely beautiful! I can't believe that you are 35 weeks already! So sorry for you being six. I got the flu with Skylar and it was awful. And Ezra's birthday looks like it was a blast! The costume is classic!

Dawn said...

I just love your blog...can't wait to hear about #3. I hope it's a great delivery story!

Bevin @ allisbright.net said...

I am so excited for you! Your tummy gets cuter with every post. And yea, getting sick while you're pregnant sucks. It seems 100 times worse, maybe because there are virtually no safe medications..idk. Hope you are feeling completely better. =D

Sabe said...

You are such a beautiful lady!

Althea said...

Your hair is so cute!

And I BET that the 'birthing motivation' will come right along with the contractions!

Glad you are feeling better. The flu settled into a nasty cough for my kiddo and sinus infections for my DH and I.

WELLNESS!!!!

Lil Muse Lily said...

you are looking great. you are all belly!
glad you are feeling better and happy belated b-day to Ezra.

Alivia said...

You look gorgeous, Emery!

rosalind said...

I read your blog and never comment, but couldn't resist... I am 35 weeks pregnant and have the flu right now too. and I got a flu shot. coughing is the worst... especially during braxton hicks. I have to sit down and hold my tummy to cough, and I think we aaaallll know why the sitting down is necessary....

Karen said...

Just go watch that video you posted- the one that Chris took of you squatting and breathing at home when you were in labor with Myer. That was the motivation I used when my 2nd kiddo was born, and managed to successfully have a vbac. So, thanks! :-)

misguided mommy said...

i was soooooo sick when i had codi. so so so sick before the c section, and then i came out of anesthesia and BAMN I was fine, it was fascinating, they have no idea how it happened. maybe my body just wanted codi out so much it was trying to sneeze him out

Katrina {calikatrina.blogspot.com} said...

Glad I'm not alone in being so far behind at 35 WEEKS! AH! Have loved keeping up with your pregnancy, you always describe everything so perfectly. :)

Chelsea said...

your belly is so stinking cute!!!!! ;)