Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Listening To My Body

I had started to title this post "Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired"...but that sounded like too much of a complaint.  Rather, I decided that it was time that I start listening to my body.  I'm still trying to get over this cold...and it's just not happening nearly as quickly as I'd like (as I've shared on plenty of other occasions, patience is rarely one of my virtues). 

In listening to my body, I came home early from work yesterday, and I'm staying home today.  In all honesty, I probably should not have even gone in yesterday in the first place, but it was one of our Orientation days (the largest so far, in fact), and I'm just too darn responsible.  I really struggled with both decisions--first, to go in yesterday; second, to not go in today.  I want to be a good employee and colleague, but I also want to be good to my body and to my growing baby girl.  So I sacrificed my health for half the day yesterday, and am sacrificing work today.

Luckily, I do have a doctor's appointment this afternoon.  The highlight will be the opportunity to see our baby girl again, but I'll also be sure to ask her about safe cold remedies.  If possible, I'd like to avoid any medication or antibiotics.  Part of me wishes that my husband were here to take care of me while I'm sick...but the other part of me is glad that he's away so that I'm not getting him sick or keeping him up all night with my coughing and rolling around in bed (it is kind of nice to have the bed all to myself as well).

I haven't heard any word from Janet lately, so I'm really hoping and praying that "no news is good news".  Please continue to pray for her (some specific prayer requests can be found here). 

Today's blessing is the chance to see our baby girl again this afternoon.  Now that I feel her kicking all the time, it's a lot easier to make it through the three-week stretches, but it's still so amazing to see her.  I've also been formulating more and more questions for my doctor, so it will be good to have the chance to chat with her.


  1. I'd love to hear what your doc says about pregnancy-friendly cold remedies. I'm sick too!! Booo!

  2. Sorry you are feeling stinky and hope your doc has some good cold remedies for you. My Bradley instructor did say that a Neti pot is great for colds while preggers.

  3. Hope you are feeling better soon. Hope you get some good rest.

  4. Hi you,

    I thought about you a lot today. A couple friend of ours has been trying and trying to get pregnant for the past few years and had given up after doing all that was medically possible. They just shared with me today that they are now expecting. I am so happy for them and it took me back to my excitement for you. You and Doug (and the little one) are in Joey and my prayers.

    Love you lots, Malia

  5. Good thing to listen to your body - I know you are super dedicated to work and as hard as it is (because I'm the same way) you did the right thing by resting. Hope that stubborn cough/cold goes away soon. I am with you on the no news is good news for Janet - I really hope she is doing ok!

  6. I hope you get to feeling better soon! I think its good that you listened to your body and are taking it easy. I have a hard time doing that myself, but it always pays off when I do.


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