Monday, December 28, 2009

When Mother Nature Takes Your Sleep Away

So...on top of having Asthma as well as having babies snuggling up to my diaphragm and squishing my lungs, I have a sinus infection. I cannot use my nose for any purpose besides making my face look complete and filling every trashcan in the house with hundreds of tissues.

This has made sleep nearly impossible.

For the past three or so nights I have been in a light sleep or fully awake the entire night. This mouth breathing thing is just awful. I'm pretty sure my lips and throat are drier than the Sahara.

I have taken Sudafed. (That's funny how it doesn't work at all.) I've taken Tylenol (which actually helped a bit with the inflammation and 100 degree fever from yesterday). I've taken Robitussin for my dry throat cough. (That was also funny in the not-working department.) I've used heat packs, a warm bath, hot tea, saline rinses and Popsicles. Thus far, the saline rinses, warm bath and yummy Popsicles are the best. Granted, all of these remedies are only temporary. I would just prefer for someone to put me in a coma for the next few days until this thing blows over, and then I'll be good to go.

It's amazing how my sleep hasn't been terribly affected by the extra weight. I do find myself going from cold to hot very easily and turning over is also one heck of a chore. But other than that, I can usually find a decent position for a couple of hours until I have to get up and pee. Right now, though, I'm sure the girls are like, "Mom, seriously, all this up and down and loud honking noises are getting old." And I agree, little ones, I want it all to stop too.

In the hopes to make this blog entry seem just the tiniest bit lively. Here's a picture from my baby shower of my brother helping me put on a bracelet...even though it looks like he's tapping my belly to introduce himself to his nieces. I thought it was funny. He probably won't.


  1. Rumor has it that our blood vessels are dilated during pregnancy, thus contributing to the extra runny noses, etc. I'm sure that's not helping your situation, either. :( Are you running a humidifier? I also hear that that contraption of evil found at various pharmacies where you suck warm water in one nostril and let it exit the other is seriously amazing. Something that starts with an N- nettie cup, maybe?. Anyway, I hope you feel better soon!

  2. It may look like a contraption of evil but I LOVE my Neti. Right now, it only works for about 10 minutes, but it still works! I don't have the pot. Mine is a squeeze bottle--same concept tho.

  3. LOL I haven't had the opportunity to try it out yet.. just saw a demonstration on TV. Ew. I believe that it works, though! Happy 30 weeks!