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.