Thursday, July 21, 2011


Last night I crawled into bed with my pounding headache in hope that resting will bring me some ease, but I consistently kept waking up. It was one of those nights that you feel like you've just closed your eyes and when you open them, two hours had already gone by; and trying to go back to sleep after waking up was such a challenge. Making matters worse, I still had a pounding headache and I could feel my sore throat coming on. I was literally up from 1 o'clock AM to 5 o'clock AM. Still I was trying to keep my eyes shut in hopes that I would fall asleep eventually, but it just didn't work.

I finally fell asleep at around 5:30 am but I was woken up by my daughter an hour later. I literally dragged myself out of bed this morning to get to work. To make matters even worse then it was, I not only had a headache but I also had a sore throat and my body was screaming in pain. If I wasn't pregnant I would be so all over those over the counter medications so I can soothe my aching body but I've heard of stories about newborns with all these problems because the mother refused to take the proper actions when it came to medications. Better safe then sorry, I always tell myself. I haven't been sick in nearly a year. To think about it, I never usually get sick. I know pregnancy hormones contributes to woman's immune system being weaker during pregnancy, but I was sure I wasn't going to get sick.

If things goes smoothly here at the office, I hope to be able to leave home a few hours early.
Does anyone know of any pregnancy safe home remedies (or anything) that I can try to make it easier on me?

Thankful Thursday
As I laid in my bed this morning striving to get some sleep in, I heard my daughter playing in her sleep with her cousin, Cheyenne. She often sleep talks; sometimes good dreams and sadly, other times are bad. But this morning sounded like she was having fun in her sleep. I even heard her giggle. I'm so thankful even though the physical stress on my body may become tough at times, she's always there to brighten up my mood.

Happy blogging Thursday everyone!!


  1. I'm pregnant too, 26 weeks and this heat is making me cranky! I don't know of any home remedies, but I always heard that extra strength tylenol was safe after the first trimester. I've taken it with both my first two kids and had no problems. Hope it gets better soon!

  2. For sore throat is good to do gargles with warm salt water. Just have some warm water put a whole bunch of salt and gargle and spit several times. It is not medicine so you can do it several times a day. Also rest rest and more rest. Also Vicks vaporub in your neck is good. And tons of sleep, although that doesn't seem to be working out too good for you :P
    I have the opposite of insomnia, I fall asleep constantly.
    Well, hope you feel better soon at least is almost friday! Thanks for visiting my Blog and commenting. Glad my post was useful. Happy Blogging!

  3. it is safe to take tylenol during pregnancy just be sure not to exceed the recommended dose. drink lots of water too! feel better soon samantha!

  4. Take some Tylenol. My head hurt for the 1st 14 weeks with my last 2. Drink tons of water. If it doesn't get better, call the doc. They can give you something to help you sleep.

  5. Great blog, Thanks for visiting me.
    Bushra Syed from VB

  6. Oh, I'm sorry you're not feeling well! I personally liked getting some Eucalyptus essential oils and just waving them under my nose... sometimes you can get a blend with menthol in it... it clears the sinuses and does something to boost circulation or some such naturalistic voodoo... but at any rate, I've always found it to help!

    I hope you feel better!

    But anyway, thanks so much for stopping by Misadventures in Motherhood and commenting on "A Hot Mess!" I'm just now getting back to my new followers--it's been a crazy couple of weeks! I hope to have more time to stop back and spend some more time at your blog in the future! Right now I'm trying to catch up to everyone I've missed while things have been nuts! LOL

    I truly appreciate your visit and am glad you enjoyed! I'm now following you via GFC! I hope you feel better and have a wonderful week!
    Smiles, Jenn

  7. So sorry you're not feeling well, Hope you get better soon.

    Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!