MamaMash - I know I am late to the game here, but yes, it was me with the golden phlegm! I was mildly concerned because Dr. Google informed me it could be staph and since this cold seemed like it was NEVER going away, I was thinking it may be a possibility! However, even though I am on day 18 of this cold (my longest one in memory), I think overall it is getting better. Still some colored phlegm, especially in the AM after breakfast, but not quite the craziness of before.
Thefreckledmama - I second the Vicks Vaporub suggestion. It's the only thing that helped my two girls from coughing. My husband (who works so needs consistent sleep, unlike me who can nap when the kids do) has been sleeping on our couch for the past several nights. Last night was the first night he's slept in our bedroom in a week!
I have been consistently lurking this board, but I can't remember everyone whom I wanted to respond to. I browse Mothering on my Kindle Fire at night and it's a pain to type on that lame little keyboard. This week I have been insanely busy getting ready for a big birth fair tomorrow for my lactation and childbirth education business. I am really excited, but very nervous. I primarily serve two counties in Florida, and there's a big birth fair in Orlando next weekend (which I didn't sign up for, because only one of the counties I serve really falls into the Orlando metro area), and now I am wondering if I made a mistake NOT signing up for that one. I'm really hustling to get some couples for my childbirth class, but despite my drive and energy, I am worried it won't be enough.
After this birth fair on Saturday, I am rewarding my family with a visit to the food trucks on Sunday. I hope there's more than St Patrick's Day food available, but I did have some amazing mushroom and truffle fries last time that my sloppy pregnant self wants to sink my teeth into! I've really got to begin walking again, because despite my slow start of weight gain, I've now gained 10 lbs at week 14. I'm trying to stay under 200 lbs this pregnancy, but I am already at 188, so I'm thinking I need a loftier goal!