Thursday, January 19, 2012

Premature Preparation

The dogs have been passing a stomach bug around for the last couple of weeks.  Izzy had it first and for several nights got me up 2 - 3 times a night to go outside.  She wasn't acting like she was sick... she just stunk in general (bad gas & diarrhea), so it didn't seem to warrant a trip to the vet.  Mom was visiting and suggested we add rice to her meals.  That did the trick and she seemed (and smelled) much better by Saturday.
Faith & Izzy

Tuesday night, Faith came down with the same thing.  Initially, Faith didn't get me up to go outside.  The stench in my room was awful.  And when she did get me up, I stepped in liquid diarrhea.  Try being nauseated and clean that stinky mess up...  (thankfully this happened only the one time)

Faith got me up about every 2 hours through the night Tuesday night and last night!  She's now on a rice diet as well and seems to be doing better... we'll see how it goes tonight.

Me? I'm exhausted.  The thing is, when I get up in the middle of the night, I don't go back to sleep easily.  And with the sick dogs lately, I sleep very lightly... I hear them immediately when they need to go out.  My quantity and quality of sleep have suffered.

Obviously I see the irony of the situation.  The dogs are preparing me to be up with a baby all night.  But really, there is time for that!  I don't need to prepare for that just yet.

Today is the last day of my first trimester!

It's 8pm... I think it's time for bed.  Goodnight.


  1. Welcome to the 2nd trimester club!! I've also been dealing with that wake up in the middle of the night, and then not being able to go back to sleep thing. It seems like 3 a.m. is when my brain starts working in overtime, something tells me that it is very common for pregnant women. Your fur-babies are very cute, and I have a feeling that they would get along very well with my two dogs!

  2. Ewwww. I can only imagine how miserable that was! I hope they're both completely over the nastiness!

  3. People always say that dogs are great preparation for kids - sounds like you'll be very prepared when the time comes! Congrats on getting to the second trimester, that's amazing!

  4. LOL, oh do I remember that. My first pregnancy, 15 years ago, and my sick cat. Oh joy cleaning up furballs and diarrhea. I really feel for you.

  5. YAY!! 2nd trimester! So happy :)


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