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Feeling Like Death Warmed Over

September 30, 2011


I have a cold.  I’ve had a few blogging ideas in mind, but haven’t really managed to produce anything, apart from a horrible amount of gross, snotty Kleenex.  Needless to say, one of the downsides of pregnancy is that all the good cold and flu meds are off limits to you.  No crazy Nyquil dreams for me, thanks.  I’ll be lying in the steamy shower with a towel over my head (but not for too long, because you can’t overheat, either).

I’ve pretty much taken all the discomforts of pregnancy in stride.  I find my sciatica pain hilarious (“Omg, Milk!  My ass is spasming again!  Come massage it better for me!”) and the running to the bathroom every 20 seconds has been pretty cool, actually.  Lots of time to contemplate the universe when you’re waiting to find out if your bladder is a big fat liar or if it has a genuine case of need-to-pee.

However, this cold has taken the wind out of my sails.  This is probably the worst I’ve felt with an illness since I had bronchitis back in university.  Usually meds help me through the rough patches.  I hadn’t realised how dependent I’ve become on simple painkillers and decongestants.

Pregnancy is a weird kinda detox.  While TTC, I did detox quite a bit.  No caffeine.  No alcohol (apart from when AF showed her face).  But now I’ve cut out even more – painkillers, sushi, hotdogs (You look like the Fourth of July!), sugar, nude streaking through the Mall (it’s more a slow waddle now, and Security catches me pretty quickly), etc, etc.

I wonder how many of these habits I truly miss and how many of them I won’t pick up again in a few months’ time.  I wonder if denying myself certain things now will make me a better parent later, when I have to set an example for my kid (“well, Mummy isn’t drinking soda, so you shouldn’t either”).

Or maybe I will just be a hypocrite parent and mainline poprocks and Coke while telling my kid that they can do the same AND have cake for breakfast, once they are old enough to move out.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 30, 2011 5:33 pm

    But the question is – will you be streaking through the mall while pushing the stroller?

    • September 30, 2011 6:20 pm

      Of course! It’s Step #4 in Cookie’s Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Pre-Baby Body Back Within 2 Weeks of Giving Birth!

      However, my pre-baby body was also my fertility meds and PCOS body, sooooo, probably not worth the effort.

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