19 Weeks

Usually I have much better pictures for this, but considering my options this is as good as it’s going to get. 

How far along? 19 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Still sitting pretty at 120ish. (I was 119.6 when being weighed in on Sunday night, but I have very light clothing on vs. the jeans and sweater I had on when I weighed in at 120.8 – we’re calling it the same weight. )
Maternity clothes? PJ pants and t-shirts
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: Sleep has been tough the past week. More specially since Saturday. My chest pain makes it uncomfortable to lie flat on my side, coughing keeps me up as does the regular hustle bustle of being in a hospital overnight. Last night I got a few good hours. 
Best Worst moment this week: Finding out I have the flu. BOO. 
Miss Anything? I miss being able to do handstands and backbends. I feel like I could really use a good back bend. I’m also missing sleep a bit. 
Movement: Nugget hunkers down real low when I cough, and I don’t blame her(him) I would want to get away from my constricting stomach muscles too! So the last few days I haven’t felt as much movement as usually. I still feel her(him) flip flop and budge up on my right side when I haven’t been coughing for a while. Usually during the evening. 
Food Cravings: Liquids. I just want lots of liquids. Hot broth, cold milk, icy water, etc. 
Anything making you queasy or sick? Oh, just the flu. 
Gender: ONE MORE WEEK UNTIL WE KNOW FOR SURE!
Labor signs: None- thank goodness that’s the last thing I’d want while I have the flu. 
Belly button in or out? It’s working it’s way out. Kyle and I joke, that I’m going to have one big cough and it’s just going to pop itself inside out. 
Happy or moody most of the time? Considering the situation (hospital, flu, chest pains, little sleep) I think my mood is pretty good. I’ve only snapped at one person but it’s because they were not following the gown-ing up rule. 
Looking forward to: Feeling better and going home! And of course, as usually, the ultrasound next Tuesday. 


I don’t have many updates about my stay in the hospital. We’re holding off on getting a picc until we see what my PFT’s look like tomorrow. If they’re not too below baseline then I will most likely keep peripheral lines until I go home. When I go home I’ll most likely go home with oral antibiotics. I’ll go home when my chest pain is alleviated/my flu symptoms are gone and I’m feeling better. 

If my PFT’s are WAY below baseline- as in- there’s no way this is just the flu… then I’ll get scheduled for a picc and do a full blown tune-up. Most likely 10 – 12 days inpatient then another week or so of home therapy. 

For the moment we’re all still operating under the assumption that all my lung issues are being caused by the flu at the moment. While I’m in the hospital waiting for the flu to leave, I will be getting 2/3 of my normal CF IV cocktail. (Only 2/3 since the last med is a huge No-no in pregnancy.) We’re doing this so that whatever mucus is trapped in my lungs, since I’m having a hard time moving things up and out, won’t fester into a separate infection. 

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