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Archive for December, 2008

Well This Is New

2-17So, did you know that if pregnant women don’t eat regularly, they will pass out?  I had heard this, but didn’t figure it applied to me.  Why, I don’t know.  And that’s how I found myself in the grocery store checkout lane with tunnel vision.  So as not to actually faint, I sat down on the floor.  How ridiculous is that?  Mind you, as soon as I thought that I would be able to make it to my car and sit there I was out of the store.  Luckily, it’s about -5 degrees here today, so the cold air helped perk me up, and it didn’t take long for me to feel better.  Whew.  But talk about embarrassing!  I think I freaked the carry out guy too.  Oops!  I guess lesson learned.  Eat regularly, and ESPECIALLY if I’m going to go shopping.

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Oh Man!

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Well…..if you’re anxious to leave 2008 behind, you’re going to have to wait a little longer.  One second longer that is.  So, don’t be too anxious to turn those calendars!  Have a Happy and Safe New Year’s Eve!

Frustration

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So, while my morning sickness has gotten way better, it is still hanging around.  I am grateful not being nauseated all day, every day.  However, I do puke on a pretty regular basis still.  The only thing is that now I have little warning.  Awesome.  What frustrates me the most however, is that there isn’t much food that appeals to me.  I love canned pears, mandarin oranges, and tropical fruit salad.  I’ve been diggin’ the bbq meatballs lately, and chicken noodle soup.  It’s just frustrating not knowing what I want to eat.  Argh.  This too shall pass.  It’s just a pain in the meantime.  I’m glad that I have a happy baby thus far.  I had an OB appt about a week and a half ago.  I was convinced that we wouldn’t hear the heartbeat.  But we did.  Guess I’m a little more paranoid than I thought.  It also turns out that I now have a heart murmur.  This is totally normal in pregnancy, however since it’s a new finding for me, I get to have an echocardiogram (aka ultrasound of the heart).  

Christmas was good.  It’s my favorite holiday.  I absolutely love getting together with all the family.  I was lucky in that I got put on call on Christmas Eve and didn’t get called into work.  Yippee!  We got our first big baby item…..a bassinet.  I love it!  I’d put it together, but I fear if I did the cats would think it’s theirs.  So, we’ll wait until I’m closer to my due date.  

I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday and enjoy a happy and safe new year!  Here’s to 2009!

Heaven Got a New Angel Today

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A Christmas Poem

Here’s a fun L&D version of the famous “The Night Before Christmas” 

Twas the night before Christmas
and up on OB
A nurse yelled “Thick mec, I need a delee!”

IV’s with Pitocin
Were all hung with care
In hopes they’ll deliver
And stop pulling their hair

The patients were screaming
In their labor beds
While visions of epidurals
Danced in their heads

The staffing is short
With no one on call
Every warmer is dirty
And sits in the hall

Just when I thought
There’s an end to this hell
A patient in triage
Has a major dece
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So we rush with a gurney
And race to the back
The O.R. is dirty
Not one section pack

I dropped to my knees
And started to cry
When I heard the bells jingle
And looked toward the sky

There was St. Nick
On his sleigh in the rear
He had six smiling nurses
The day shift is here
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Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas Everyone! I hope you have a safe and happy holiday!

Since She Announced It

I’m so excited because I’ve been trying to keep a secret for about 12 weeks. You see, I’m going to be an Auntie! Yippee! My sister April is having a baby a week after me! I’m so excited that we can do this together. Here’s the new momma to be (and her sweet hubby)…..
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And here’s the World’s Greatest Aunt…..
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