It could have been worse. My face and hands didn't go numb this time and I wasn't slurring my words... but pain wise it was definitely in the "bad, bad" category.
The only part about being pregnant (or nursing) that is consistently really difficult is the migraines. All the prescriptions that I used to take, six years ago (the last time I wasn't doing one or the other) worked really well. But none of them are approved for pregnancy or nursing so... I'm left with... Benadryl.
It works on my migraines. In fact, it works 100% of the time, so far, as long as I take a full 50 mgs.
The problem, however, is that I can't really take a full dose and then make it through a day with the kids by myself. Or finish my orders for the day, or really get anything done... because once I take it I'm pretty much asleep.
So I knuckled through saying things like "can we please use indoor voices" and "no Patch I don't think you need to be sitting on top of Mommy right now" and when I had to be up in the kitchen because little people still needed to eat, wandering around the house checking labels for aspartame certain it must have been something that had weaseled its way into my kitchen (it's my #1 migraine trigger and causes migraines that are more intense than any of my other triggers).
Today's better though and I'm just hoping it stays away when the medicine wears off, because I have work to do!
In between orders I've been working on coming up with a new pattern for infinity scarf/headcoverings. I've got the double loop scarf pattern perfected and now I can't wait until I have a moment to try it out on lace!
You see, each time Patrick gets into his car seat he pretty much loses it and starts screaming until someone hands him Maggie's "monkey leash" and then he calms down and cuddles it and dreams of the day when he'll someday be big enough to have one of his own.
So I ran into Target last week and discovered that they had one pink bunny leash and one blue owl leash, and a few minutes later I was headed back to the car with the owl.
I decided to let him give it a try on our walk out to the yard, since when we reach the gate I have to let go of either Mae or Patch's hand to open it, and whoever I let go of invariably bolts. Patrick was thrilled. He wore it on our short walk and then kept it on during the entire play time outside before proudly wearing it back into the house.
Dare I imagine the comments I'll get if I take both of them out wearing their harnesses? I imagine the baby bump will even up the chances of hearing something incredible by a few points.
Patrick's favorite phrase "uh oh" is beginning to be replaced with a new one... "A-chooooo!" He says it loudly and then looks around and waits for someone to say "Bless you!" and then smiles hugely that he's tricked us into thinking that he sneezed.
Thankfully he is still using "uh oh" to announce that he's about to do something that he isn't supposed to be doing. It's nice to have a little bit of warning.
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