Let me clarify exactly (one of the reasons) why I'm so loopy and put 5 inches when it should have been 15 on the last post. It's not just Pregnant Brain. I actually meant to mention this in that post, but in my sleep deprived state, I forgot. I should have been napping in stead of blogging, but Miss Muffin was so restless during her nap that I decided to stay awake so that I didn't get a partial nap and wake up grumpy and feeling worse than before.
The Muffin seems to have contracted strep throat from her beloved cousin, Callie. I was up at least 5 times with/because of her last night. (Combine that with the pain of getting out of bed to pee every couple of hours or just rolling over and I think I slept two hours, tops. Big Daddy on the other hand, said he slept the best he had in a long time!) Muff had a fever and was restless and moaned and groaned. We will be skipping Kindermusik and going straight to the pediatrician's office in the morning for a strep test and probably a prescription. The good news is that she hasn't thrown up and the doctor on call said she should be fine to travel. She's had a high fever this morning and has kept at least a low grade fever all day since we started giving her M.otrin at 7:00 this morning. She feels pretty good, but hasn't eaten more than four bites of food all day. She managed to "force down" two yogurt smoothies and a cup of ice cream which she said, "made her feel better".
I made a solo trip to Wally-world this morning looking like death and hoping that I wouldn't see anyone that I knew. My eyes were red and swollen from the sleepless night and I thought I was getting a migraine to top it all off. Luckily, I picked up the yogurt smoothies and a few items for my hospital bag (which I'll be packing in the next week or so). I came home to Big Daddy and The Muffin and Dorothy, the Lion, the Scarecrow and the Tin Man. After that was over, we had a picnic in the living room floor, Muff took a nap and Big Daddy hit the gym. I had about a 15 minute nap and felt somewhat refreshed.
The Muffin is resting well for now and is super-excited about the beach trip. Hopefully, everything will go smooth from here on out. You should hear about my sister's experience with this strep throat incident!
There are actual scientific studies on this whole pregnant brain-thing. I promise, it's real. And if you have children, you know that there's also "Mommy brain". I'm not sure it's scientifically proven, but I have experience with it as well.
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