Monday, December 14, 2009

Shopped, Dropped

Just for the record, a lingering hacking cough is bad enough normally, but with all your internal organs smushed up into your rib cage? Not good. And I say this as someone who actually once broke two ribs from hacking my way through whooping cough. That was bad, but this is worse. It's not even that I've been terribly ill - no fever, nothing too painful - but I'm full of some kind of mediocre virus that won't go away.

Still, staying home in fuzzy pajamas has given me hours to do all of my holiday shopping on the internet. I'm sure I'll still have a few odds and ends left to scrounge at the last minute, but I really did almost all of it from the keyboard. But it still took hours, and I was still exhausted when I was done.

I'll admit that I was also shopping for me - not just self-indulgently, but for the practical needs of a woman who has for the most part not thought about what she might need when she gives birth to an actual baby in a few months. You know, not-counting-chickens-before-they're- full-term, etc. - which is fine, and basically necessary for self-preservation. But at some point an actual baby might show up and then it could possibly be a good idea to have a diaper or two lying around.

I didn't really buy much, but I have a lot of bookmarked sites and a folder full of information. I can't believe how much has changed since my daughter was born. I feel like some relic from the distant past, way back before babies were their own niche market and everything they need is handmade in the Sweden.

ETA: I never even managed to publish this post back when I wrote it - my cough just got worse and worse and I thought I might actually have pneumonia, but it turns out that my airways are just compromised by being so squished up into my chest. Then the coughing makes it worse and now I am stuck in some vicious cycle of lousy breathing problems. No pneumonia, just steroids and inhalers and warm mist humidifiers. I'm basically fine, the little guy is fine, but my ribs and stretched-thin stomach muscles ache like they've been through boot-camp. Blah!


Jules a.k.a. Julie said...

I hope you are feeling much better!

Sarah said...

How awful! I hope Santa brings you the cure!!

musicmakermomma said...

Poor thing! Hope you are on the mend now, that is no way to spend this hard-won pregnancy! Take care

just me, dawn said...

sorry that you have been feeling lousy, but yay for completing your shopping!
merry christmas!

RoseAG said...

Are you moving before or after baby is expected?

No reason to buy stuff and then have to turn around and move it all.

Peeveme said...

Oh geeze. I hope you get better. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I am thrilled, thrilled, thrilled for your healthy pregnancy.

PJ said...

Yea, I did most of my shopping online also. Like, um... very recently. I agree, it IS exhausting.

I have this visual of my babies with annoyed faces every time I cough, but in reality they are probably just swimming around and blissfully unaware at this stage. :)

I hope that you feel better SOON!

Best When Used By said...

The cough sounds awful! But it's good to know you don't have pneumonia and the baby is okay. I hope the inhalers and humidifiers help.

Yep, here we are again, in the same place. This time wondering if we'll have proper things handy in the event an actual baby arrives one day soon! Somehow I suspect we're both going to manage things just fine.

lastchanceivf said...

I am glad the cough was nothing serious. And I'm glad you are buying some baby stuff--I know it's with caution, but it's almost time to whoop it up (and not in the coughing way)!