Thursday, September 22, 2011

The (Not So) Sickies and 15 weeks

You might be asking yourself, "Why is Leslie home, and in jeans, at 8:30am on a Thursday?"

You also might be asking yourself, "Why isn't she wearing makeup in a picture that God and the rest of the world will see on the Internet, and what is up with that freakish lovely pink hue to her right eye?"

That would be pink eye, my friends. And I am NOT a happy camper about it.

I feel fine, but woke up with this yesterday morning.  I went to the doctor yesterday afternoon to confirm what I thought.  I was specifically told that I would be contagious today, so I had to stay home.  Which, when you're a teacher and have just enough sick time saved up for maternity leave, means you're essentially taking an unpaid day off.  When I feel just fine.

See why I'm not too happy?

Apparently it's easier to get when you're pregnant, since your immune system is already down.  Add to that I'm just getting over a cold, and I was a pretty easy target for Mr. Pink Eye.

So moral of the story...wash your hands.  Lots.  Especially if you're pregnant and especially if you work with kids that love to hang all over you and inadvertently give you their germs.

Ok, moving on to the pregnancy post.  I added a couple of sections this week...


Size of Baby: A navel orange (that seems HUGE!)...about 4 inches and 2 1/2 ounces

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I am down 7 pounds from pre-pregnancy as of this morning.  It's starting to get frustrating - I am eating everything IN SIGHT and can't gain weight.   Why can't I have this problem when I'm not pregnant? :)

Maternity Clothes: I think I shrunk this week. :( I'm actually back in my normal pants for the most part, but I do still have to do the rubber band trick on them.  I've got the (small) belly...it's just because I'm losing weight and that's balancing out my growing belly that I'm able to wear my regular pants!

Gender: Not a clue!  We find out in about 2 weeks, on October 4th. :)  Don't forget, you can vote here if you have a guess!

Movement: I think it's still too early, but there have been several times this week that I could have SWORN I felt something.  It feels like the slightest little taps on the inside of my tummy.  It's incredibly light...if I wasn't looking for it, I probably wouldn't notice it, but I think there's something going on! :)

Sleep: Still great!  Waking up one time in the middle of the night still, but that's really it.

What I miss: After this week...my immune system.  Ha!  I've had a cold and now pink eye in one week.  They aren't kidding about your immune system being down during pregnancy!

What I am looking forward to: Feeling some distinct kicks!  And of course seeing what this sweet baby is!

Cravings: No real cravings, but I'm starting to want more "substantial" meals...not just pickles and sorbet all the time. :) I actually cooked this week, I was kind of proud of myself!

Symptoms: I still get sick in the mornings, especially when I brush my teeth.  That gets me EVERY time.  But I'm not sick anymore besides that!  I believe having a cold started the lovely sinus problems you get during pregnancy, because I've had a stuffy nose ever since.

Best Moment This Week: Hearing that sweet baby on the doppler...I know I say that every week, but it really does calm my nerves, especially since I'm just not growing a whole lot yet.

Weekly Wisdom:  Wash hands.  Wash hands, wash hands, wash hands.

And now, I'm off to clean my house...something good might as well come out of taking a pointless sick day. :)