Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Baby # 3 - 32 Weeks! Short and sweet

I know this is a day late. I also know I skipped my 31 week post.

I am sick. More sick than I have ever been while pregnant. About two weeks ago I came down with shingles. I actually posted about it in my 30 week post but I thought it was hives. It was SO not hives. I didn't post last week knowing that it would have been a whole lot of wah wah, and who really wants to read that? In summary shingles is terrible, the pain is seriously unreal. I have a much deeper appreciation of the fact that my kids have been vaccinated against chicken pox and will never have to worry about shingles. I still have the rash now but it has finally started to scab over and has become less painful. 

We had a perfect day on Sunday. The weather was gorgeous and we spent the whole day picnicking and spending quality time with our families. On Sunday night my allergies were bothering me, Ben's nose had been running all day, but we didn't really think much of either. Ben went on to spike a low fever in the night and got me up every hour. By sunrise on Monday Ben and I were both pretty miserable...and then I got a migraine. I was sick to my stomach, and blinded by pain from any and all light. To top it off my eyes, nose, and throat were on fire. Two nights in a row I didn't sleep more than a few minutes at a time. For the first time ever since becoming a mom I crawled into Matt's office this morning and told him point blank I needed a sick day. I then went back to bed and didn't get back up until almost dinner. 

The good news, the migraine is gone and I was able to get some sleep. The shingles are all flared up at the moment and the allergies are about the same BUT not having the crushing headache is such an improvement. 

In baby related news I did not gain any weight between my 28 and 30 week appointments, all of that walking clearly paying off! The doctor was not as impressed...eh, I'm a new patient, I can see his concern. I am measuring small...just like with Ben...despite the fact that my belly is out of control. He ordered a growth scan for my next appointment which is a week from tomorrow. I am excited to see the baby again! His name is growing on everyone. Not that it is a weird name but I don't think anyone saw it coming. 

As long as I am feeling better soon I will get back on the blogging bandwagon. Like I said I just don't think I have ever been this sick for so long while pregnant. It will all be worth it when baby boy comes home...just 7 more weeks!


  1. Oh my goodness, shingles?!?! You poor thing! Glad to hear that you are on the mend.
    Are you sharing his name? Or saving that for after he is born? Have fun getting a little bonus peek of him :)

  2. That's AWFUL. So glad you took a sick day & hope you're on the mend. I had a non - pregnant friend who was incadacitated by shingles. :-( Chicken pox vaccine doesn't exclude getting shingles. :-(