so sick


Well, I’m spending the last few days of my pregnancy laid up with a horrible head cold and cough. I’ve been sick on and off for the past three months, but this time, it’s special. I have a fever and a cough so violent that it’s become commonplace to simultaneously throw up and pee myself. I spent the whole day in bed yesterday, which I never do. In fact, I think the last time I lay in bed all day was the day before Stella was born, and though I had a violent cough then, as well, I was lying down only because I was ordered to do so.

So much for my grand plans of posting about actual books this week and spending some quality time with Stella in her last days as an only child. Instead, I’m going to lie in bed and hope I don’t cough myself into labor before Tuesday. I’ll let you know if I do cough myself into labor, though.


  1. Oh, feel better soon!!! Sending a hug.

  2. Oh, I was *just* thinking about you today, we’re almost there!

    I’m sorry you are laid up with a cold. 🙁 Feel better soon and get LOTS of rest. 🙂

  3. oh, that’s a bummer. I had a terrible cold/cough when I was pregnant with Amy and ya, I remember how miserable it was to be peeing my pants whenever I went into violent coughs spasms. Just awful. I hope you feel better soon!

    sending good thoughts your way!

  4. Hope you are feeling better soon! I had a terrible cold/cough when I gave birth to my second. Oh MY. coughing with stitches HURTS. Take care,


  5. You poor thing! Feel better soon and get people to wait on you. xo

  6. maybe someone is telling you to STOP. and, just guessing here, but maybe it takes a lot to get you to do so. 🙂

    whatever the case, i hope you feel better very soon. cause boy, a new adventurous love story is about to begin. yay!

  7. Bummer. Feel better soon and best of luck.

  8. Honey, feel better soon. I am in my 16th week and tested positive for the @#$% flu on thursday. I know exactly how you feel. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone.

  9. Oh, that sounds pretty much miserable. I went through something similar during my first pregnancy–the only upside for me was that a c-section was cake after the weeks of coughing. I always tell people I have PTSD from that flu + pregnancy combo, because it just sucked. I hope the cough gets better soon!

  10. Oh, that’s awful. I’m so sorry. When I was pregnant with my now 18yo, I had a horrid pneumonia which lasted the entire final trimester, off and on.

    I hope you’re feeling better very, very soon.

  11. Aw Kate. I have the gunk too. I coughed so hard yesterday and peed myself so much I though my water broke.

    It’ll be over soon – all of it.

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