37 weeks

This past week has been fairly busy so it just flew by! I’ve had appointment after appointment with both myself and Scarlett, which has been a great way to quickly pass the time.

I had my maternity photo shoot with my photographer. Hopefully those images will be ready in about 2 weeks.

I also have a little sick toddler. About a week ago Scarlett started to get a runny nose but it never really progressed into anything. 5 days later she woke up super grumpy, she sounded congested, and had the slight, very occasional dry cough. No temperature. The snot wasn’t green so I assumed it was just the cold escalating, so I pushed fluids and got her to eat lots of foods with vitamin C, and really anything with fibre as she tends to get constipated when sick.

Two days ago she had a very mild fever before bedtime, so I gave her some panadol and it went right down. I wasn’t sure if it was a once off thing since she hadn’t had any other escalation in her symptoms.

Then yesterday rolls around and it was like the shit hit the fan. She sounded even more congested. Her boogers were bright green. Her cough was more persistent, but still dry. She had a temperature of 38.1 degrees, which did go down with panadol but started to rise again after 4 hours. Then at about 11am I noticed she had a bit of gunk in her eye. I wiped it out and then 5-10 minutes later she had another gunk there. Greatttttttt!

So I called the doctor and had her seen to. He thinks she has a secondary bacterial infection of the upper respiratory tract and conjunctivitis. So we have antibiotics, eye drops AND were told to give panadol every 4-6 hours regardless of a temperature, as she has cut right down on eating and drinking since yesterday.

So I started her meds last night. She hates them, but I’m bribing her with chocolate and that seems to be working a treat.

Last night was horrible. She woke up at 2:30am and didn’t go back to sleep until 5:20am. I had nearly 3 whole hours of crying and screaming and squealing and shouts of ‘NO MUM’ and ‘I DONT LIKE IT MUM’. She refused cuddles and didn’t want to do anything. I tried turning on the TV and that didn’t work. I tried YouTube videos, nope. I tried books and colouring and moving into a different room and more panadol (she was due anyway) and toys and blankets. Nothing worked. The only thing we achieved was waking everyone up in the house. And of course it happened on the worst day, when I had to be up at 7:15 for an appointment!

So I basically got a total of 4 hours sleep. Which sounds like a lot, but really isn’t considering the night before I had a friends bachelorette party and didn’t get home until 3am, and was awake at 6am with Scarlett. So over the course of 48 hours I had 7 interrupted hours of sleep. My own fault the night before, but I’m tired now!

I’ve actually seen a great improvement today. Her eye looks much better and she’s not as congested today. She’s a little happier, but then she has also slept the day away. She slept in until 8:50, then fell back asleep at 10:30. She didn’t wake up until 12:45. Then fell asleep again at 2:45. Then she woke up at 4:00. She had a small nap after dinner at 7:45, woke up at 8:15, then fell asleep at 11:05. Let’s hope her sleep tonight is better!

As for me, this week I’ve been experiencing some weird symptoms.

My arms feel like they are dead. They feel like they have no energy and that there are weights attached to them. Lifting them feels like an effort and I have no idea what to do about it. It’s annoying, because it’s almost like a dull ache, but at the same time it’s not really sore, just like all the energy has been drained out of them. 

I’ve also had the pain back in my thigh. After I had Scarlett I had this pain in my upper left thigh on the outside of it. It feels like someone is stabbing me over and over. The doctor assumed it was referred pain from my uterus shrinking, but now I’m thinking it’s more so a nerve thing since it’s killing me while I’m pregnant. If he kicks in a certain spot it can send a shooting pain to that area. I don’t think it’s sciatica because it’s on the outside of my thigh at the front, my understanding was sciatica was usually on the inside and more so located towards the back, like a pain in the bum?

I’m still tired, but I’ve been busy too. We are exactly 2 weeks away from the c section date. Scary!

I’m maybe getting slightly uncomfortable now. Nothing major though. 

I’m also in pain 99 percent of the time. Today I had the sharpest pain in my cervix I’ve ever had. It felt like it was ripping. That’s the only way I can describe it and holy shit it was painful. I couldn’t walk through it because it felt like someone was driving a knife into my cervix each time I took a step. Then he kicked me in the rib and I shit you not, my mum even heard the popping sound. I don’t think anything serious was done, but something popped and I was in a world of pain for 20 seconds, then it was all back to normal again.

I’m off to bed now because I’m about to collapse! 😂


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