So I AM starting to feel better (yayyyyyyy). I reacted to the lactose in my antihistamines but it’s been 18 days since I’ve taken them and I’m finally starting to feel better. I’m still a bit itchy, and some of my joints are still a bit stiff in the morning. My gums are no longer bleeding, I’m not crying every day, and my arthritis is better than it was in the last couple of weeks.
In another 10 days I’ll see if I’m symptom free again. I’m a bit worried I won’t get there with the pregnancy (I haven’t so far), just because my immune system is so wacky. But I’ll know in 10 days.
Normal pregnancy stuff:
I feel huge. I took a picture of myself and was surprised I was only that big. I feel wayyyy bigger. My back is killing me and turning over is starting to get hard. A week ago I noticed I was vein-y. They seem to all have popped out suddenly (apparently you increase your blood by 50% by the end of the pregnancy!). I’ve gained 20 pounds so far (27 weeks and 5 days) and everything’s normal with the baby!
I’m weirdly hormonal. Any movie or story about a kid being separated from their mom makes me instantly burst into tears. It’s completely out of my control, very strange.
I’ll update again in 10 days to see if my symptoms actually go away completely. But for a pregnancy, I think I’m doing pretty good! Much better than a couple of weeks ago.