I don’t get sick a lot. And I’m terrible with that Rate Your Pain question. I’m walking and talking – I dunno? 3? I guess I could rate labor with Ruby before the c-section at about a 10. I hear they had to try to put the epidural in 3 or 4 times. I have no recollection whatsoever. I woke up with a sore throat the next day from screaming. So yeah, that was pretty bad. 🙂
I guess I’m contemplating a lot. What else do you do when you can’t really sleep? Just doze and stare at the clock and realize you’ve seen 10, 11, 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. I don’t know if contemplation with a fever is a good thing, but this is what I came up with.
Freakin’ take care of yourself. You are your best friend. If you aren’t you ought to be. No earthly creature will ever love you more. Drink some water, skip the Mountain Dew, the coffee, the wine, the Diet Coke, the cosmopolitans – just drink some water. And then get your bum outside – not to exercise efficiently – but to breathe in some fresh air and see how beautiful the sky is. Walk.
Then snuggle up with your children or your pet or your partner. Its insanely delightful 🙂