Monday, February 20, 2012

Here's Where we're at....

So, I'm M.I.A for 3 weeks and I'm only here now to complain.  Aren't you excited?  I thought so.

Here's where we're at in life people.....

Sick, sick, sick and oh yes......SICK!

I've had a cough that has been somewhere between out of control and mildly lingering for going on a month.  A never ending supply of snot and mucus and really, no ability to sing.

Jere has himself a righteous cold, just in time for tech weeks of Rent and going into rehearsals for Seussical.  He doesn't know how to handle such things as, you know, head stuffiness, runny noses, cough and feeling like poo.  It's just so second nature for me, I tell him to buck up, this too shall pass.

Maggie and Max have had a bit of a cough, like a little here and there for a couple of weeks.  But 2 days ago both of their noses started running like faucets and Maggie woke up this morning at 5:30 a.m. burning up with a fever.  She has a really great, consistent cough to go with that fever that has been here all day.  It'll go away with Ibuprofen and then come back as soon as it wares off.  She spent a good 1/2 hour just sitting in a hot shower because she informed me that a hot steamy shower would probably make her feel better.  Then, she took an unprecedented afternoon nap (never a good sign).  Now, she just sits around yelling and demanding things and saying she doesn't feel good.

I'm realllllllllllllllly so done with SICK.  I mean, I know things could be so much worse.  I should shut up and not complain.  But, I just want fully well.  I want to not cough EVER.  I want to not hack up crap, EVER!  I WANT to sleep all the way through a night.

Oh, here is another thing.  Turning over in my sleep, or non sleep, whichever you prefer has gotten to a point of needing a crane, or Presidential permission.  I feel like I did when I was 400 pounds.  It is the HUGEST effort to roll my body over.  Ridiculous!

Also.....went in today for my 2 week checkup ( I am 33 weeks people) and out of nowhere they say..."oh yeah, we are going to have you start coming in TWICE a week, EVERY week for non stress tests and ultrasounds."  They knew that last time, but failed to ever mention it to me.  So, my 20 minute appointment turned into three hours.  Furthermore, I now have to go in TWICE a week for the next six weeks.  This is about the most inconvenient thing EVER!  I have to figure out how to work it around carpool, taking Jere to school, and just everyday life.  There is no indication of any problems, but because I'm OLD, and fat and have developed some decent anemia they've decided it's what to do.  UGH!  On the upside, the baby has some really chubby cheeks and apparently a lot of hair, so that's fun.

Oh, and in case you didn't know....this baby is OFFICIALLY a girl.  Woo hoo.

The pregnancy has really gone very fast, it has.  In spite of feeling crappy, and having a very long, wierd barfy spell in there and intestinal troubles like you wouldn't believe.  It's gone fast.  I've only gained 28 lbs., which for me is RATHER great.  I might be freaking out a little that very, VERY soon she'll be here and I don't feel prepared at all.  I need to pull out clothes and wash them and get them ready.  Unfortunately, I have NO idea where in the world I am going to put all her clothes, or diapers, or anything.  I literally have nowhere to put it.  So, I think I've just been ignoring it and not getting it done.  OY!

Enough about me.

Jere is heading into a crazy insane time.  He's in his FINAL semester at ASU to get his bachelors.  He is directing RENT at MCC and like I said, they start tech rehearsals tonight.  So, he will be gone every night now until LATE for the next 2 weeks.  Also, he is starting rehearsing for the role of Horton in Seussical the Muscial.  He's very excited about this one, it's one of his dream roles.  As soon as Rent and Seussical end he will go directly into rehearsals and performances for Much Ado About Nothing.  All while trying to do his homework and finish this semester.  He's already been accepted into NAU's masters program, which he'll be doing through their satelite campus at MCC starting in the fall.

Most exciting for Jere is, he got hired to teach two theatre classes and two music theatre classes in the fall at MCC, plus direct the show...hopefully.  So, good things ARE happening.

Now, if I can just get through the next six weeks with my brains intact and without killing my kids due to my high level of annoyance at all things these days, then we'll be good to go.  Seriously, I need an intervention, because I'm pretty much annoyed allll the time.  Not fair to anyone around me, I know.  I just blame the baby, it's her fault.

I think that about covers it for now.  I wish I could bring myself to actually blog the cute things Max says, or any other number of things I've thought about.  Maybe someday I'll find my mojo.

Until then....

Allyson

8 comments:

Becky said...

Aww...it is such a bummer to be sick while pregnant (really, sick anytime is a downer, but especially pregnant). I hope you all start to feel better soon!

jen said...

Buck up, little camper. You won't be sleeping in six weeks either. But at least you'll be able to roll over in bed!
Do you need a cradle or anything? You know where I am. Just ask.
I just don't have any little girl clothes. They're all ending up in Rexburg these days.

Amanda said...

best thing ever for anemia -- low iron-- is FLORADIX liquid iron supplement. I just had to start it. I don't see any reason for you to have go in two times a week. I would tell them to suck it.. you are fine.. you will give birth when you get to that point.. see ya! Really, don't give into their shenanigans.. you hired them.. you know your baby and your body and if there aren't any crazy out of control issues.. don't put up with it.. seriously. You have a life.. and the less stress.. the better. please feel better soon. saying some prayers for you all.

WhisperingWriter said...

Blah, sorry you are sick. Yuck.

Congrats on another little girl though!

Kristina P. said...

The sickies are going around. I've had the worst cold for 5 days now. Started out with a sore throat, turned into a cough, and now my life is overrun with mucous. I empathize.

The Atomic Mom said...

Ok, upon thinking about your twice a week visits....it is stooopid. Just tell them you're coming once a week and that's it. I had to lay down the law at my perinates in the beginning that I could only have Friday appts. They didn't get it for a long while, but now they do. We come on Fridays that's it.

As for feeeling better....have Jere take Airborne. It's a good immune boost. And you know, you're totally allowed to quit society to get better. I think that's the only thing that has kept us mostly healthy this year. We just don't do anything with anyone at all becaue I have no motivation.

And the turning over...oh heck yes! I have to actually get up and out of bed to turn over. I usually end up out of breath and panting at the same time....it's so lovely. It's why Joseph moved into the guest bed a looooong time ago.

Jason and Kate said...

Sorry you are so sick! I'm laughing over the crane or Presidential permission to roll over in bed because that is me every two hours in bed. Jason just laughs when he sees the way I "hop" into bed. It is quite the site. We went to Prescott and I made Jason sleep in a separate bed because there was no way the four of us would be comfy.

Stephanie @ dial m for minky said...

oh being sick while you are pregnant is the WORST!!!! I hope you are all feeling tons better now!