Friday, February 16, 2007

An Ode to Citrus...

If a day goes by without orange juice, it makes me very sad.

If I could eat 10 grapefruits a day I probably would. The only thing holding me back is the price, not the fact that it would probalby make me quite ill to eat that much grapefruit.

I like citrus fruits more than chocolate right now.

Thank you Lord for citrus!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Most Embarassing Moments..

Embarassing moments. We all have them. Some of us get over them quickly, some of us (ahem myself) play them over and over in our heads hoping somehow the moment will no longer exist. Well I wasn't going to post this, but it is kind of funny and silly, so I will...

So one night 3 weeks ago or so, I was itching really badly in my upper middle back. It was driving me crazy, but I didn't think much of it. Until I reached up and felt a weird, raised, circular bump. So I looked awkwardly in the mirror and freaked out because it looked like a very large spider bite. I should say we have tons of spiders in our apartment and are constantly fighting them through bug treatments the complex offers, and we are pretty sure some of them are poisonous. So I called my mom and she didn't know what to do so she said to call my midwife. Which I did, and she didn't think it was anything to worry about, but didn't know anything about spider bites and so sent me to the ER to get it checked out just in case.

Bad time to go to the ER. It was 8:30 on a Weds night when we arrived. Shouldn't have been too bad, right? Wrong. It wasn't packed, but when it took 2 hrs just to get triaged, I knew it would take forever to get treated. Basically to make a long story short, by 1:30 am I was a cranky pregnant woman who needed to sleep, and none of the other 10 people in the waiting room had been taken in over 2 hours. Plus I didn't feel anything besides itching so I figured it could wait til the next day. So I asked a nurse inside to be discharged (ok so maybe I cried a little too), and she wasnt too worried since I had no other symptoms,but still begged me to stay to make sure everything was ok since I'm pregnant. So I waited on a random bed in the hallway waiting for the doctor (only one on a metropolitan hospital. Craziness). Two hours later, I see him for a total of 1 minute and am quickly diagnosed with.........ringworm. Thats right, just a fungal infection, easily treated with some antifungal cream. The worst part is, I totally know what ringworm looks like having raised sheep: I've even had it before.

Got home at 4. I was exhausted, Paul was exhausted. What a crazy night. Ugh. How embarassing. I would be more embarassed if it werent for the fact that all the nurses, midwife, etc. kept telling me to stay. But ya, thats my story. I went to the ER for just ringworm. Go me!

Moral of the Story: I don't know... don't get ringworm? Don't go to hospital if you are only itchy?

But in more pleasant news, the ultrasound was great (I am sure most people reading this already saw pictures). It felt so euphoric to see our little baby moving around and wiggling on the screen. And so nice to know that he looks healthy right now. Paul is very excited. He has grand plans to turn him into a little carpenter and surfer. So much fun thinking about the future!