Monday, February 22, 2010

What Do All of These Have in Common?

not pictured: cocoa butter, pine tar soap, cornstarch, oatmeal, and goldbond cream

I have used all of them in a weeks time desperately hoping one of them will cure me of the painful itching and unsightly rash that is PUPPPS.

What is PUPPPS?
Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP), also known as polymorphic eruption of pregnancy, is the most common rash in pregnant women. It normally occurs in first pregnancies during the third trimester with an average onset of 35 weeks.

Luckily for me, I'm one of the rare ones that got it earlier than 35 weeks, try 23 weeks! It's said that it doesn't really go away until delivery, so I'm potentially looking at 4 months of this. Yup, I think I might die.

What works?
So far, the Prednizone has been the most helpful, but with it only being a 7 day cycle, I'm absolutely terrified the rash will come back full force when I'm done on Wednesday.

Also, the Goldbond spray and cream have helped numb my skin for about half an hour, and all I can do is apply it right before going to bed in hopes that I can actually fall asleep. 3 days, no sleep, hours of itching, makes for one anxiety packed Caitlyn.

All other creams? Ineffective. I don't even want to know how much money I've wasted!

What does it look like?
Ya right, there is no way I am posting a photo of this beast! It's hideous and covers my inner arms, legs, abdomen, lower back and bum. Delightful, eh?

To all pregnant women, and future pregnant women: I wish for you to avoid this like the freaking plague! I would never wish this upon even my worst enemy. And to that end, I wish you all a good night. I'm out to peel my skin off. EW. Peace.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Cure the Blahs!

Got the February blues? The winter blahs?
Let me lend a hand in curing those!
My good friend Morgan is a genius and is hosting a winter giveaway of all giveaways!
And I'm contributing!

Go HERE to enter, and be sure to spread the word!

I, for one, am crossing my fingers for the pedicure or caramel popcorn!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Update

Oh wait...I have nothing to update on.
My life is pretty dull.
Therefore, my blog has become dull.

However, I've received such great advice from my bloggerites (clever, eh?) thus far about garments, heartburn, and pregnancy acne, that I'm enlisting your help again.

What is your favorite carseat/stroller combo? Please advise!
for the record, I don't mind buying an only-infant carseat...whatever the correct term for that is....

(so sorry this has become somewhat of a baby blog, I vow to not allow this to continue)

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