The head cold, that is. I don't live in one of these places that's gotten dumped on with a bunch of snow or anything. But I've held off so well in catching any kind virus thus far in my pregnancy. I guess I had to succumb at some point--hopefully for the last time!
I do think I'm on the mend and am heading to my new acupuncturist who's offered me a fantastic discount for treatments to see if I can give this virus the final kick in the head. Pete and I are heading off on our attempt at a babymoon tomorrow--I'm tagging along with him on a conference he has in Long Beach, then we're skipping out on part of it to spend a couple of nights in San Diego--so I would definitely like to be over it soon!
Speaking of acupuncture...my digestion really has been much better over the past week. I guess the combination of a few acupuncture treatments and the herbs I've been taking for it (promised to be safe during pregnancy) have really helped. My acupuncturist wants me to do about 4-6 more treatments for it, and then hopefully the gas will be gone for a while. I did have another bad night last night, where a silly gas bubble kept me up for several hours, and am feeling the effects of the late night today. But this was the first bad night in about a week and a half, and I was having them every few nights before that. Improvement, right?
On the anxiety front, I've been doing pretty well, thank God. I've stayed away from stillbirth/pre-term labor horror stories, for the most part at least. I do still have moments of concern on evenings when I feel like I have 10-15 Braxton Hicks contractions in the course of a few hours. But they usually go away when I lay in bed at night, and I rarely have them during the day. So maybe my uterus will just be in better shape than if I hadn't had them until the third trimester! Also, I sometimes wonder if what feels like a BH contraction is actually just the baby rolling or pushing his body into one part of my uterus. They are definitely lopsided sometimes--one side of my ute gets really firm and sticks out while the other stays soft--which is a very strange feeling (and strange looking!).
Anyway, may all of you in the bloggy world stay healthy and resistant to the icky cold and flu viruses spreading their tentacles far and wide!