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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Horror Stories

What is it about seeing a pregnant woman that makes people have the urge to tell the worst labour/delivery story they can think of? It seems that everywhere I go I get the classic "Ooooh! When is your baby due?" followed closely by "Is this your first?" Then, when I answer "Yes" they proceed to tell me about their 72 hour labour followed by an emergency c-section, with horrific complications, etc. etc. etc. Do they really think that I want to hear that? Do they not realize that I'm probably pretty scared already!?!?
I wonder if they even realize what they're saying? For example....
My husband took me out for dinner the other night. When we went to pay the bill, they waitress asked the first two questions (when's baby due? first baby?) She then said "Oh, I bet you hear a lot of horror stories" I said "Yes, I do, and I hate hearing them, I don't know why people have to tell me those kinds of things" She seemed to agree that it was inappropriate and a mean thing to do..... then she said "Yeah, when I was pregnant with my first my Mom told me this story about how she... blah blah blah" She actually started telling me the horror story!!!! Luckily for me, my husband is aware that I have been having this problem with people, and, the hero that he is, he stepped between the waitress and me and started asking her about the bill! He totally interrupted her, while blocking me from her view entirely! It was so rude but sooo funny! Thanks Jer! ;-)


Thursday, February 22, 2007

Excuses, Excuses

As you may have noticed, it's been a little while since I've posted here. Okay, okay, it's been a LONG while. I am guilty of being a bad blogger. But, I do have excuses! :-)
First, my husband has started his own business and he needs to take the camera on site with him every day. Now, I don't know about you, but I have a hard time posting without pictures. I'm just not that "wordy"... I need the visuals. So, no camera, no pictures, no posts. It's that simple.
Second, I've been working a full time job while growing larger and larger and becoming more and more exhausted by the end of the day. Too tired to post. Good news though.... I started my maternity leave last week! YAY!!! :-D
And last, I've developed a horrible tingly-numbness in my hands over the past few weeks. The doctor said its carpel-tunnel syndrome caused by the extra fluids in my arms and hands and that the only cure is to "have the baby"... um, thanks for the advice doc. I've been super-lucky during this entire pregnancy with nothing to complain about.... I've been happy (no terrible mood swings) and healthy this whole time.... But this carpel-tunnel syndrome thing is the pits!!! I can't knit at all and its starting to make me a little grumpy. I was hoping to get so much accomplished during these last few weeks while I'm off work. I had great plans of booties and baby socks, but no, it's just not going to happen. I hope little baby will forgive me.


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