on being sick post-preg

Thursday, March 03, 2011

The past few weeks have flown by but not without catching a bug or two and I'm not talking about the dirt-travelling kind -- the bugs I'm talkin' about have been infesting my body.

Three weeks ago I decided to start going back to the gym. I go to Goodlife and was a regular to BodyPump before I got pregnant. They have a class on Mondays at 9:30 so I thought I would bring Mr. Leo to the daycare and go to class. It was a GREAT class. I loved being back and I couldn't wait to go to the next class I had in my schedule.

Wednesday I got Leo into the car and drove to a different gym for another BodyPump class. I was pretty tired that morning but I went anyway. The process for signing Leo into the daycare took way longer than the first gym and it was PACKED. I missed my class but decided to go on the treadmill to get some cardio. I had my yoga mat with me so I wedged it between my treadmill and the one next to me and off I walked while watching Cake Boss on the TV above. After about 13 mins I heard a thumping noise and realized it was the treadmill beside me. The thumping noise was coming from my yoga mat that had wedged itself under the treadmill next to me and the woman was running off balanced. I was so embarrassed. Both of us were on our hands and knees trying to pull the darn thing out from under the treadmill. We finally got it and I took off to get Leo. That was enough exercise for me.

When I was packing Leo up the girl looking after him told me that some of the kids had been playing with Leo's soother so I rinced it off and as I was leaving she said "We sure do have a lot of sick kids here today!" Anyway that totally grossed me out and that afternoon I was sick to my stomach. I'm not sure if it was a coincidence (and yes ok I've been known to have a slight case of hypochondria) but I think I caught it from the day care.

Anyway it was a one day thing so I went to the first gym the next week and the day after that I got sick again with another 24 hr flu. I can tell you that I RARELY get sick. Honestly I don't even remember the last time I was sick to my stomach. Well, I can tell you that it was probably in university after a heavy night of drinking pints. So that flu lasted a day but the day after that I was exahausted and spent all day taking naps.

Then last week I was out and about running some errands and I the next day I started getting a cough which lasted for 3 days and then I was hit with the WORST cold known to human kind. I was miserable. I still have the cough.

So I decided that the gym day care and being out in general is making me sick but also I did some reading and apparently those of us who have pushed human beings out of our bodies have a shitty immune system post-pregnancy. So I have to get it back up to working the way it did beforehand because MAN I do not do well sick.

Where was I going with all of this? Oh ya I think I was just writing this because basically since the last time I wrote I've been sick. This week I'm not too bad, but my kid decided to have his 3 month growth spurt so I'm waking up at all hours of the night. Oh what fun. Good thing he's cute -- I mean honestly, how can you get mad at that face up there?


  1. I am two weeks post birth and yes, I have a killer cough and cold. Not the sort of thing I wanted so soon afterwards. Doesn't help that I am breastfeeding as well, so Nicholas is also sucking the life out of me every 2-3 hours as well :(

  2. Ugh yes it's no fun when you still have to breastfeed! I hope you get better soon and congrats on the new baby! :)

  3. daycares do it. hope you are feeling better....fingers crossed spring comes soon.

  4. Aw that stinks! Hopefully your immune system starts gearing up again soon!

    He is pretty cute though - no wonder it is hard to get angry :-)


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