*tee-hee* I said 69! Another joy of pregnancy? A weakened immune system. This serves an eminently practical purpose, you are playing host to someone else's DNA, after all. But when you reach this stage of pregnancy - 75% done! - it starts to take a toll. At this point, sleep is an elusive friend. It's virtually impossible to find a comfortable position, and even when I do finally manage to, it only lasts for an hour or two before I have to shift and start the process all over again.
This lack of sleep on top of a weakened immune system means that we pregnant folk are highly susceptible to viral invasions. Oh, and it's winter so avoiding the sniffles is pretty much impossible. I've got my second cold in two weeks turning me into a walking snot factory right now, and my pre-pregnancy coping strategy of doping the fuck out of myself is not available at this time. My only defenses are plenty of fluids (which I pee out at an alarming rate anyway) and plenty of rest. HA! Plenty of rest. So funny! *grumble*
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