Sunday, April 30, 2006

Coming out of the fog

Last week was spent in a physical and mental fog - all too common this pregnancy, I'm afraid - after yet another virus struck. Or maybe the same one struck again. Whichever, I was laid low by sore throat, lethargy and general malaise, nicely complemented by a viral rash that made it look as though I had a particularly puce form of measles on my face and neck. I am pleased to report I am now emerging from the other end of the fog and normal blogging service is resumed. (Computer permitting. More on that later!)

On Thursday I went for an appointment at the asthma clinic, where the doctor tweaked my medication in the hope that a different steroid dose would make me less prone to throat infections. He also - blessed, blessed man! - decided my cough was being aggravated by gastric reflux and gave me a prescription to fix it. Wonderful, magic pills! No more heartburn. No more coughing until I part company with breakfast (or lunch ... or dinner ...). I can eat anything I like. I can go to bed without needing five pillows. Bliss! The tail end of the virus is manifesting itself in what sounds like a classic smoker's cough, but in comparison to the cough I had before it is positively comfortable.

Then on Friday Tevye dispatched me to my mother's where I spent the weekend resting and being thoroughly spoiled. I read, scrapbooked and started knitting a baby blanket, inspired by a beautiful blanket picture posted on the wonderful Babylove blog. I ate. A lot, with plenty of comfort food - bacon rolls, beef casserole, cream cake, bread and butter pudding. I feel so much better I am hopeful that the next seven weeks will be the best of this entire pregnancy. And I'm sure all the rest and comfort food will have done Little Cherub good!


Becky said...

Oh Bookworm, you are such a dear to mention my Babylove blog! I am so envious of the bread and butter pudding. My aunt who passed away last fall used to make it for me when I was a little girl. I am anxious to see photos of that baby blanket as it grows! The most I am making these days are baby socks...tiny things that take no time is the most I can get done. Blessings on the life growing within you!

Karen E. said...

I'm so glad you had such a blissful weekend! So sorry to hear about the virus, though. Those are even tougher when you're pregnant, but thank heavens for your dear doctor. :-)

"Only" seven weeks to go ... our prayers continue!

The Bookworm said...

Becky, I love your Babylove blog. It has been so long since we had a baby here, and I am enjoying the reminders of everything we have to look forward to :). I'm getting through the blanket fast. I'm a quick knitter, though hadn't done much for years until this pregnancy. I'll post a picture when it's done.