After a few days of a cough, sore throat and sinus pain/pressure progressively getting worse, I trekked to Urgent Care today to see what was up. Turns out there’s an 80% chance it’s viral, but since I’m so close to labor and this is rendering me completely exhausted, the doctor prescribed an antibiotic to be safe. Now I have an antibiotic for a UTI and an antibiotic for whatever might be settling in my lungs. I can’t catch a break in the final few weeks of this pregnancy!
I can’t believe I didn’t get sick my entire pregnancy until now, when I could go into labor at any moment. At this point, I’m worried about having a higher chance for a C-section because I don’t have any energy to get through labor. Hoping I’ll get better really soon so that I’m ready for this little dude to make his arrival.
At the risk of sounding like I’m whining (because at this point, I’m too tired to care)…being 39 weeks pregnant is bad enough without throwing a nasty cold into the mix. :-/
I have to spend a couple minutes bragging up Hubster. He’s pretty much been awesome throughout my pregnancy, but the last couple days he has been extra awesome. Yesterday, he did all of our dishes AND gave me a reflexology foot massage to hopefully induce labor. He looked it up on Youtube and tried it out. So sweet.
Today, he went to the drugstore for me and picked up some Robitussin DM, the only cough medicine on the “safe list” from my OBGYN office. My cough and sore throat has turned into something reminiscent of a hacking smoker’s cough. It’s awful and makes my abs hurt terribly. I don’t want to be sick when we meet our baby!
Tomorrow morning we have the anatomy ultrasound and will be finding out the gender of our baby! I am so excited and filled with anticipation that I even had trouble sleeping last night. I don’t think I’ll be getting any sleep tonight either. Even more than wanting to know what we’re having, I am hoping that everything will be okay with the baby’s anatomy. Five fingers and toes on each hand and foot please!