Happy Due Date To Me

Well, this is the due date for Little One. The majority of babies do not debut on their due date, but I thought it worth noting here.

I have allergies to something in bloom — chenopods, I believe — so my ears are clogged, my nose stuffy and runny, my throat is sore, and I sneeze. It’s gotten worse since last week. I occasionally pop a Benadryl (which actually does make the sore throat better); since I don’t really have much to do, spending my days feeling drowsy doesn’t much matter. But these symptoms on top of the final whale stage of pregnancy reinforce my desire to stay home.

Yesterday I felt enervated, occasionally queasy, slight cramps, and the usual “practice” contractions. I lost my mucous plug, too. (That’s probably more than you wanted to know.) This event sometimes precedes labor by a few days, but it’s also possible to lose the plug and go for a couple more weeks before starting labor. Husband and I lay about on the sofa and then took a very long nap in the afternoon.

Today’s to do list:
Laundry (small load)
Nap
Read
Pet the cat
Run dishwasher
Watch a stupid movie (Snakes On a Plane)
Rest
Rest
Rest

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.

–Joseph Addison

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6 Comments on “Happy Due Date To Me”

  1. Eden Says:

    Pregnancy can mess w/ sinuses too. All of your membranes, (vaginal, nasal, etc.) get extra-lubey (is that a word?) when your body is preparing for labor. Before both my kids were born, I had the itchy nose & eyes plus runny nose and eyes and sneezing. So it could go away once Little One comes.

    Happy due date πŸ˜‰

  2. Psipsina Says:

    Oh, how I envy you. Well, not the hugeness and discomfort, but I just compared your to-do list to mine!

    Best of luck – she’ll be here any day now!

  3. leah Says:

    happy due date!!! enjoy all this relaxing while you can. πŸ˜‰

  4. Chad Says:

    You missed a thing —

    Today’s to do list:
    Laundry (small load)
    Nap
    Read
    Pet the cat
    Run dishwasher
    Watch a stupid movie (Snakes On a Plane)
    Rest
    Rest
    Rest
    Have baby

  5. marta Says:

    Thinking of you and sending you the best vibes…but Snakes on a Plane????? Well, good for you!

  6. Kathryn Says:

    Well I sure do hope this goes away soon. My head is full of crud. It was that way earlier in the year when other things I’m allergic to were in bloom. Last week I began to get high pollen notices by email, and the symptoms had also begun. I think it’s seasonal.

    As for the movie, it was silly, silly, silly. A campy B-movie. I recently saw Live Free or Die Hard and liked it much more. πŸ™‚