Sick and Tired of being Sick and Tired
Two posts in one day. Lucky you. I'm actually just extremely bored and am taking it out on our blog. But the truth is Stephen and I have both been really sick lately, and I wanted to record some of it.....mostly for myself....so I remember how this pregnancy was for me.
Stephen's immune system...or lack thereof...is off the charts. I don't know what his deal is, but this year alone he has had strep throat five times, bronchitis three times, and he's just getting over a cold. It's annoying...for me and him. He's more than frustrated. He's had blood tests and everything, and apparently he's as healthy as an ox though. I beg to differ. I guess this is what we get to deal with since he takes the train everyday though. So annoying. The good news is he's finally getting over it, and hopefully it all stays away for the next little while. The odd thing is I haven't caught any of it...EVER! I haven't been sick at all. Well...not that kind of sick. I have my own issues.
I FAINT. I know...weird, and scary. The first time happened while I was working about three weeks ago. I was screaming for stephen to come resuce me, but he couldn't hear me because I was yelling from my office. He finally heard me and came barrelling into the room asking what was wrong. I was in tears, white as a ghost. He rushed to get me some water and put the fan directly on me. Meanwhile I'm trying to finish my show. I'm sure the hard of hearing watching the news in Toronto that night were a little frustrated. The second time I was fabric shopping with Julie and probably scared her half to death. I had her get me some Arby's and an orange julius. haha She's so awesome. Thank goodness she was there. I wasn't so fortunate the third time. I was at Wal-mart. I was at the back of the store developing photos. Great. I somehow stumbled my way to the front of the store to the Tim Hortons and plopped myself down on a chair, thinking I just needed to sit and regroup. I recovered enough to get up and stand in line for something to eat. That didn't last long though. The stars started appearing and I started sweating, and I knew the blackout was near. Somehow I got outside and onto the curb. The fresh air helped a little bit, but there was no way I could drive home. I can just imagine how I looked. Pregnant lady half passed out sitting on the sidewalk out front of the wal-mart. Classy. Good thing my sister just moved to town though. She came to my rescue. The last time happened while I was out shopping with Stephen. I was actually sitting down getting my makeup done and Sephora, and lo and behold the stars appeared. My eyes started rolling and Stephen knew it was happening again. He rushed to get me a Cinnabon and some juice.
Good heavens!! What is my deal. So i figured after four times this probably wasn't normal. I'm really stubborn when it comes to going to the doctor, unlike Stephen who LOVES the doctor. It's weird. But I figured something isn't right, and I started to get worried about the baby too, so I sucked it up and went. Turns out I have issues. The baby is literally sucking the life right out of me. He's taking all my blood, all my iron and all my salt. My blood pressure was 80/50. NOT good. It's supposed to be 110/50. So I'm supposed to drink 4L a day. HA!! Are you kidding me?? I'm not a big drinker. I'm working on it. My iron is also supposed to be 50 and I'm at a 9. That number kinda scared me. So I got an iron supplement too. So....I haven't fainted again yet, but I still feel weak and tired all the time and am scared to go anywhere alone, so I'm usually just cooped up here at home. So if anyone wants to come visit you're more than welcome!!!
Other than that pregnancy hasn't been too bad for me. I feel ginormous. Like....really really big. Big to the point where Stephen just stares at me in aw sometimes and wonders how I can possibly get any bigger. And I still have 3.5 months to go!!! Geesh. It feels like i've been pregnant for a year already. My back is in ridiculous pain, and I had to stop doing shifts longer than two hours for work because it was just too much for my body to handle.
Mostly we just can't wait to have little McKee HERE finally. I got the nursery all set up with the crib bedding and everything, and my next post will include pictures of everything, but I want to decorate it a little bit more first. So that's how we've been feeling lately. Hopefully we're both on the mends!! :)
haha this is how i feel some days.