B cries whenever she sees me coming towards her with cotton wool, and giving her ointment is an experience every time.
It’s horrid. My throat then hurt from being sick so much. Fun.
I wanted to feel nice after all the sick, but it was not meant to be. I thought sleeping on the sofa would be best as to not wake T and B up when I was being sick.
Lovely. It was a long night. I don’t like those nights.
He’s got 6 days off over Xmas (it’s currently day 2), so he didn’t want to take more time off. I felt so weak that I could not do much, so lying down in bed was good but I could not sleep.
I should have a bath on days like that in future, as it’s a good way to keep B occupied while I don’t feel too crummy as I’m relaxing and resting.
It seemed cute, but obviously we need to properly wash her hands after every time she does it now.
I don’t like her wasting toilet paper. We should buy a toilet seat lock really.
She’s had a cold from nursery for over a week.
Fail. I just thought it was a bit of sleep or something.
I wish she understood that we’re trying to help her feel better. It’s such a struggle to try to get them better.
She woke up early. I planned to get her up, but then wanted to soothe her a bit and she fell asleep on me while I sat on her beanbag. I had to wake her up as my back was hurting and I was bored sitting in the dark without my phone – I would have read my book.
I understand they’re busy and swamped, so it’s fair enough. I just don’t like waiting around for calls.
He said that the drops is not okay for under 2s, but the ointment is.
I hoped that they would be open.
The instructions said it wasn’t for under 2s, but the NHS website says that chloramphenicol eye stuff can be prescribed for under 2s by a Doctor.
I was looking forward to just lying down for 4 hours, watching a bit of TV and resting.
We had an orzo dish on Sunday night that I’m bored of, but Tiago loves. I threw that up, then didn’t have much on Monday night, but Tiago did and was sick on Tuesday morning. Maybe it was the orzo that triggered off my ‘illness’? Who knows? I’m glad that Tiago doesn’t want to eat it for a while now.
I don’t like feeling so weak and helpless.
I kept forcing myself to eat for the baby, but it’s been tough. It’s nice to enjoy food again – just in time for Xmas.
Tiago dropped me off and I was confused as they’d moved from a marquee in a car park, into a building. It was so efficient. 5 stars.
I’m still not feeling 100%, which may be down to the booster, but as I felt so bad earlier in the week I feel quite good.
I don’t want to feel that weak again for a long time.
I went to get something for it, but the pharmacist said it’s best to avoid taking anything really. Being ill this week has meant I haven’t overeaten, so I just need to keep to smaller meals and I sleep with my head elevated, which is meant to be a good thing.
Well, B was head down in the opposite to back to back until the day before she was born so fingers crossed. Reading about it, it looks like I just need to sit leaning forwards more, not sleep on my back (I often wake up on my back and can’t be bothered to shift), and a lot of babies turn round during labour.
34 weeks pregnant with B comparison:
Good to know my sleep was also rubbish at 34 weeks last time, but I wasn’t being super sick/feeling weak. I was often waking up at 5 and not being able to sleep again, but with B I am more tired so tend to sleep until she wakes up.
I’m having a lot of weird dreams at the moment too. Super vivid.
I don’t think I am waddling too much at the moment, but usually when I walk I am behind B’s pushchair so it is good support.
This time I did choose to be pregnant during a pandemic. I didn’t think it would be getting worse though (cases are on the rise).
It does look really far out this time too, and B likes to touch it when I say ‘where’s the baby?’
Earlier in the week I was getting stressed about movements, but they seem to have been quite active and I have been distracted by B’s eyes and my health.
Our bed is comfier now so I do not have as many pains in bed, but it is still best for me to lie on my left side.
I need to do a birth plan, and reread the hypnobirthing book but I am currently trying to read House of Gucci. Once that is done I am going to focus on baby, I swear. I tried to find B’s baby clothes this morning, but they weren’t where I thought they were, and I need to pack my hospital bag.
The first image on this page is the picture I am referring to in the hashtags.
My sister got me some nice new pyjamas for Xmas, and mentioned my Grandad’s pyjamas.
My Grandad was married to my Nan who we have been living with since late October 2020, so every once in a while I feel sad that Tiago and B and baby X never got to meet him.
B didn’t meet her Portuguese Grandparents until this summer, and she is still yet to meet Tiago’s brother, his wife and their daughter. We did a video call with them all today.
I’m gutted that Tiago’s paternity hasn’t improved since he was off with B, but I’m looking forward to him having two weeks off. He’s going to do the same again – one week of paternity, and one week of annual leave.
It’s good to know that I felt uncomfortable after sitting on the exercise ball, as I thought I didn’t, and I’m getting those pains now.
I didn’t go into another building until I gave birth to B in hospital…
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