Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Normality bites


How are y'all?

I was going to say I'm good. That would be a lie. Mentally, yes... all is well and I'm feeling pretty balanced, but physically? Ha! HAAAAA!

Preggo immune system short circuit/meltdown is what I'm dealing with. I've had a cold that just about KILLED ME. I was in bed for three days. And on the back of that, earache. I've had a painful and blocked ear for 11 days. ELEVEN DAYS. I just want to be able to hear again and not have a constant source of green oozing out my nose. Sorry, you NEED that level of detail. I'm not doing this alone. I suffer, you suffer.

However, let's move swiftly onto the silver lining. It stopped me eating. I spent boxing day spewing (second tummy bug in three weeks) and then it's just been one cold after another. This really did halt the 24 scoff-fest. So much so that I'm now just over 5 months pregnant and have still only put a stone on. So I'm pretty chuffed. It's also made me realise that I can eat sensibly and healthily while growing a baby. I don't NEED to eat silly amounts of crap.

It sounds bonkers to write that down as, uh OBVS. I suppose it's more about breaking the cycle for me and rather than using pregnancy as an excuse to eat as much as I want and what I want, I now know that it is possible (FOR ME) to get through this like a 'normal' person. So yeah, I'm all about making sensible choices as much as possible. Sure, there will be cake days. But cake days are fine, it's cake months that are not.