Whooping cough, pneumonia and now norovirus!!
When speaking of my actual pregnancy, this one has been reasonably plain sailing BUT, and this is a big BUT as far as my health is concerned I feel like I have been poorly when pregnant for 8 months.
A poorly pregnancy
In the beginning, there was the morning sickness, or in my case, all day nausea. Then came whooping cough which was just horrid. It started with a tickly cough and then progressed to a horrid dry cough which just wouldn’t stop once it started.
Pneumonia for Simon
We thought Simon had caught whooping cough too but then a trip to the GP confirmed he had acute pneumonia and required a stint in the hospital. I found this extremely hard as I was still feeling very poorly with whooping cough and having to run around after Lillie and Ollie too.
Not now Norovirus
After that, the acid indigestion and constipation kicked in. And now, just as I thought I was starting to feel better I get hit by the norovirus. Throughout the day yesterday, I didn’t really feel like ‘me’ and Hubby even kept asking me if everything was ok but I couldn’t put my finger on it. Throughout the evening I felt worse and worse, telling Hubby that I was really starting to feel sick. I went to bed hoping to feel brighter in the morning but at midnight I woke up feeling dreadful and couldn’t settle at all.
A bad night
I was up and down to the toilet, my bump was really hurting and uncomfortable and then at 2 am after no sleep it started, I was sick like I haven’t been for years. Being sick when you’re pregnant is hard work, particularly in the third trimester when your stomach muscles don’t really have the capacity to function anymore. I felt like I had been kicked by a donkey and then the back pains started too. At about 4 am I finally drifted off to sleep again only to wake again at 6 am to more vomiting and stomach cramps.
I have spent the whole day in bed, sleeping on and off. I haven’t eaten all day but I searched online and found that drinking flat coke can help so I did and it did help a little. I still have a temperature and despite feeling like its all going to start at the other end I am actually really constipated and have a terrible tummy ache.
My whole body feels shaky and weak, like when you have the flu to add to the discomfort baby feels like he is ramming his head into my nether regions.
Feeling sorry for myself this evening? Yes, I am!!!
December 18 at 12:08 am
Poor thing – you sure it’s not baby coming? Vomiting is a well-known pre-labour sign…flat 7Up is also really brilliant for nausea or even ginger ale (again flat – just boil it up to remove the bubbles and let it cool) Feel better