Yes, that is right, I have been sick since Christmas Day! I had a little reprieve for a couple days in early January, but then I was hit with acute bronchitis. I had to miss several days of work. I hadn’t exercised. Today was the first day I was able to get out and walk to the dog for our usual walk (3.5 miles). I had little to no appetite and didn’t eat much more than chicken broth and mac and cheese. I have been completely knocked out. I did make it through a whole work week last week, but that is all I was able to do. It took all of my energy to get there, get the priority stuff done and get myself home. I did not grocery shop. I did not clean or do laundry. I have been pretty much useless for over 3 weeks. B also became sick last week and is still fighting off the tail end of it. He had an ear infection and sinus infection so at least he was able to get some meds to help fight it. Yesterday I went grocery shopping and caught up on laundry. Today I have some work to do from home to catch up from the days I missed. I finally have some energy back and I’m starting to feel better. I hardly ever get sick and when I do it’s just a measly cold that I can usually work through and be done with in a couple days. I have never been so sick in my life! I’m guessing it’s a combination of my immune system being vulnerable due to the pregnancy and the massive germs that have been spreading around the Northeast (as other places I’m sure).
A quick pregnancy update for those that like to know what is going on….
Today I am 12 weeks. Symptoms have been pretty much masked by or intertwined with my sickness. Before I got sick I was feeling slightly nauseous and very tired…still feel both of those. Thursday we have our 1st trimester screen (ultrasound and b/w). If everything looks good on Thursday, we will both be telling work. Everyone in our immediate and close extended family knows. Once we tell work, we will be telling friends. After going through everything we’ve been through to get to this point, it feels strange to not have any medical proof of what is happening with my body. The last ultrasound was 8 weeks, 4 days. It will be 4 weeks on Thursday without knowing what is going on. It is very hard not to let my imagination run wild. I keep going back to the fact that I’ve had no painful cramping or any bleeding whatsoever. I’m using that as my proof that everything is still okay with the twins. It is still hard to sit with the unknown though. I will feel a lot better after we have the ultrasound on Thursday…I also think we will get to hear the heartbeats for the first time, which I am really looking forward to. So for now I’m just hanging in there trying to get myself feeling better and hopefully getting to enjoy being pregnant for a while.