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Old 09-18-2007, 10:59 AM   #1
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Pregnant and sick...taking care of 17-mo DD

I'm 20 weeks pregnant, and now that I'm finally feeling better from extended 1st trimester fatigue and sickness...now I managed to get DD's cold. For her, it was little snifflys and a little whining, for me, it knocked me out...congested, sore throat, exhausted, miserable, ugh. Anyhow, DDDH (thank goodness!) stayed home yesterday to take care of DD so I could rest, and is back at work today because I'm feeling a little better. However, DD is just MISERABLE with her mommy who doesn't feel good and doesn't have any energy...DD is whining, crying, throwing things, etc. I reached the end of my short rope and put her down for nap before lunch, which I KNOW I'll regret later, but any hints on taking care of her this afternoon? Even when I feel well, DD is difficult to keep entertained, she is SO active and bores very quickly with "quiet" activities, but I just don't feel well enough to run around and play, take her outside etc. I'm desparate...

Days like today make me wonder how I'll be able to take care of a new baby AND my energetic firstborn

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Old 09-18-2007, 11:35 AM   #2
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Re: Pregnant and sick...taking care of 17-mo DD

Our whole house has a cold right now!
I have a pressure headache and I'm congested with a runny nose. My mucous has turned green so I'm thinking it is probably an infection.
I'm not quite out of the morning sickness yet so that sucks too.
I don't really have any advice as to how to entertain your lo. My ss was very difficult to keep happy and I was always determined that my children would be able to play quietly and entertain themselves or play with their brothers once they had them and they always have! Just try to explain to her that mommy doesn't feel well and she needs to play quietly- maybe pull out some different toys?
Good luck and I hope you feel better soon.
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:51 PM   #3
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Thanks mama...we survived today and thats all we can ask for. Reading your post gave me the extra "umph" to get through those tough moments this afternoon

...and sorry to be such a whiner
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No need to apologize, momma. The way i see it~your pg, you have a right to complain Being sick and pg plus taking care of a toddler is rough! I just recently got over a cold that made me puke 5x and my 17mth old little bundle of energy wanted mommy to play play play~since I couldn't move off the couch, I got her some toys out and put on her favorite cartoon

Hope you feel better soon *hugs*
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hope you feel better quickly
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