Monday, January 26, 2009
So I am currently 7 months pregnant with pea #2 and have been thinking a lot about the whole birth process, hospital stay, blah blah - and I came up with an idea last night. When my water broke with pea #1, we called everyone on earth on our way to the hospital to let them know our son was on the way. Of course we had a whole entourage waiting at the hospital when we finally got there, it was very overwhelming, people were waiting, coming and going and of course my son didn't show up til 12 hours later. So last night, I was sitting on the couch watching Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels (don't laugh, you know you watch it!) and for some reason in the middle of half naked bimbos vomiting into various hotel toilets, I came up with my idea for pea #2's birth. I ran it by my husband who half paid attention (see above, half naked bimbos) but he seemed to really like the idea. So here it is - Instead of calling everyone and their brother when I go into labor, we keep it quiet, get to the hospital, have pea #2, then do the calling and announce that he has arrived. To me, this seems to make the whole process more intimate and involves only the immediate people that need to be involved; mainly my husband, myself and our son. That, unfortunately is where the problem lies as well. We have a 3.5 year old son and while I want him to be involved in as much as possible with his brothers' birth, I do not want him in the room during the whole pushing process. Personally, I don't even want to be in the room, but I have no choice. :) So we either will have to call 1 person to come watch him during that particular moment, or my husband won't be able to be in the room either. We haven't quite figured that part out yet, but we're working on it. Of course, there is also the ever-looming possibility that something could go wrong and the labor could last for 3 days, or I need a c-section, etc. etc. There isn't much you can plan when the inevitable happens.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I stopped using these about 2 years ago, but I remember how often they saved my son from misery. I read today that there is a recall on 12,000 bottles of the stuff because some of the bottles could contain metal fragments generated during the manufacturing process. Scary. Read all about it on Mylicons' recall page. Check your medicine cabinets!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
So now that November is here, it's time for all the fun viruses and colds to come back out and of course my son had to catch a weird one. He was sick all last week with 103 degree fever which meant lots of sleepless nights and stuck in the house days. The fever finally broke around midnight Friday night in a drenching sweat and I thought we were in the clear. So I woke up this morning and noticed when he was changing shirts, that he had a really weird rash all over his stomach and chest. They were bunches of little red dots everywhere that didn't itch and weren't at all raised. Of course some internet searching turned up the culprit. Roseola - never heard of it or seen it but my son has it. Apparently the rash doesn't show up until after the fever breaks and that's when you figure out you have it. The rash disappears on its' own hours or days after it makes its' appearance. Strange, but now I've learned something new to use on the new kid. 1 virus down, 14 million to go!