12 days since I last posted and they have been mostly consumed by a terrible stomach bug. It was going around our neighborhood like crazy and for most people seemed to be the typical “48 hour” variety, but for me it started Sat. night and only today about 10 days later am I feeling a normal appetite. In between, it was all puking, crapping, nausea, eating nothing, finally feeling like eating something only to get awful stomach cramps after, being exhausted, repeat, repeat.
And on top of it extra worried because I’m pregnant, of course. Luckily my midwife said everything is fine and the 4 lbs. I lost isn’t a big deal.
In the meantime I also changed my “really want another girl” stance. I imagined having two teenage girls ganging up on me, wanting to go to the mall every weekend. So while I’m still ok with another girl, much warmer to the thought of a boy.
Also watched a lot more tv than usual, particularly Call The Midwife – a pbs show based on a memoir of a young nurse working as a midwife in the 1950’s in the “impoverished East End of London”. A little cheezy, but was somehow soothing to me when I was so sick!