I feel like a broken record.
People always ask, “How are you feeling?”
They’re talking about the pregnancy which is going very well actually (not much discomfort or intense heartburn this time around!) but my answer is always the same.
“The pregnancy is great, but I feel pretty miserable from this blasted cough!”
Or I report to them how many weeks it’s been…12!
I’m not really sure what is going on with this thing.
I’m eating my veggies, taking prenatal vitamins, juicing again, drinking lots of water, resting as much as I can and I just cannot shake this thing.
Plus, we all seem to be juggling colds back and forth on top of everything else. Poor Andy got hit with one this week and even had to miss work :(
Turns out Avery wasn’t sleeping because she has an ear infection that was probably bothering her when she laid down. Poor thing! So, we started her on amoxicillin and she started getting hives.
Womp. Womp. Womp.
We’re working with the pediatrician to get all of that sorted out.
All you hippies out there don’t need to worry though, she takes probiotics on the daily, so I’m not ruining her with this round of treatment!
So that’s where we are.
Not exactly sick enough to be bedridden, but certainly enough to be irritable and frustrated.
Everyone IS sleeping better these days which has helped a ton. Last night Andy bought me a pack of Breathe Right strips to help with my CRAZY snoring and, as skeptical as I was, THOSE THINGS WORK.
I’ve been waking up every morning with a raw throat from snoring so much due to the congestion and cough, but this morning was much better! I fell asleep happily breathing through my nose and woke up feeling less sore in the throat and more fully rested.
Thank you Jesus!
Not too much more is going on over here. We are slowly preparing for baby brother’s arrival which has been fun. The girls’ rooms are upstairs now and I’m slowly transitioning the nursery over to a boy room from a girl room. I’m so glad we originally painted it light blue for the girls because I loved how unique that was for them and it works perfectly for this little man!
My friend Karen handed down some bedding, valances, and wall hangings that were a huge blessing and I’ve been pulling the rest from around the house and even some boxes in the attic that held things from my own childhood!
When we’ve made a little more progress, I’ll be sure to snap pics and post them here along with the girls new rooms.
I also have a delicious pumpkin cookie recipe that I’m hoping to make today and post tomorrow. My friend Kari has made them a couple times and I cannot get enough of their soft cakey texture and dreamy creamy frosting!
As I’m finishing up this post, I’m thinking of some “favorites” I’ve been loving lately, so I’ll work on one of those posts too!
Hope all is well with you, dear readers :)