Friday, June 09, 2006

The snot has descended

I was crossing my fingers that we would avoid the sicky bug that is going around, but alas, Iris woke up yesterday with a cough and a faucet of green snot. Yay! I have had a sore throat and a minor cough for a few days, as well, but nothing too bad. We're both pretty tired, as well, despite being in bed almost 12 hours last night. It sucks to not be able to call in sick from being a SAHM when you need the day off! I keep saying how lucky we've been, I think this is the third time Iris has been sick in a year. She's healthier than me! She also has been asking to nurse much more than she normally does. I am sure that it's alot for comfort, but I can't help but wonder if she knows it's going to help her get better faster. Being sick myself, I'm not a big fan of more and longer nursing sessions, but anything that helps her get better faster, I'm all for!

It is fortunate that most of the mamas I know aren't as big of germophobes as I am. Iris and I were scheduled to babysit for a little boy for a couple of hours, when I called his mama to let her know about the snot, she didn't have a problem with it. My friend Julia didn't mind, either, and was able to give me a much needed break babysitting Iris so I could go to another midwife appointment.

My midwives hadn't told me that yesterday's appointment was the one where I get my Rhogam shot. I'm pretty glad, actually, because I dread getting it and that way I didn't have time to worry about it. They drew blood again, as well, apparently they needed to for the Rhogam shot (to see if I've already produced antibodies or something). At my last appointment two weeks ago I had a blood draw, this time as well, AND a shot. Man, pregnant women need to be tough! LOL. I mean, of course they do, to give birth and all, but I forgot about all the poking and proding that goes in to being pregnant. I didn't want to get the Rhogam shot, as this is the last time I will be pregnant, but I figured, well, I might as well. Just in case I have a severe case of amnesia and feel like putting myself through the hell of pregnancy again.

I also was given some more supplies to add to my birth kit, which was nice. I thought I was going to have to spend about $40 on a birth kit, but my midwife gave me about half of the things I need so I only need to buy some chux pads and a couple of other things. It's always good news to find out you're saving some money!

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