I finally got around to getting over to Birth and Beyond today. I'd been wanting to go for a while to get another nursing bra but it's way on the other side of town, so I haven't been able to make it. Today, though, I got a bee in my bonnet, and off the girls and I went. Of course, they didn't have the bra in stock that I wanted, of course! grrr. I knew I should have called first. I was wearing Eloise in the Mei Tai and, interestingly, both of the women working there were asking me about it and looking at it. They even sell slings at Birth and Beyond, so I was suprised they hadn't encountered one like I was wearing. It made me feel pretty special :) I had the woman demonstrate a Moby Wrap for me, as I am intruged by wraps, but I don't currently own one. I had a Didymos a couple of years ago, but with my tendonitis it was so painful to try and wrap/tie that I ended up selling it. I really don't need another sling but my eyes get VERY wide when I see fancy new slings unlike ones that I already own.
After Birth and Beyond we walked down to a coffee shop I heard about buy never been to. It's called My Coffee House and it was very, very cool. Basically the whole place has toys and books and a train table and lots of stuff for kids to do. Some benches and tables for the parents and a great menu of bagels, soup, coffee, kid friendly food, etc. We had a great time! Iris played while I relaxed and ate lunch and Eloise slept in the sling. The owner was working at the register and I chatted with her a bit about opening up a business while her kids were so young. Melissa and I want to open a business, but I just think it will be a while before we're ready with all the small children we've got around!
In other news, I got a call from my friend Julia this morning. She was in the hospital and had gone in at night because of abdominal pain and ended up with emergency surgery for an ectopic pregnancy. I felt really, really bad for her. I knew she had wanted another baby, but her husband is adamantly against it. I thought it would be so hard to go through something like that. So, then tonight she calls again to tell me it turned out there was no ectopic pregnancy. Apparently the lab said her pregnancy test came back positive, but really it was negative. She had other symptoms that pointed towards an ectopic pregnancy so they just went ahead and did their surgery. So, now she had an unecessary surgery, thought she was pregnant and then it turns out that she was discharged but they don't really know why she was having the pain. That would be so hard to deal with. She has to recovery from surgery, now, as well. I was talking to Matt about it and he said that a similar thing happened to his co-worker. Her doctor thought she had an ectopic pregnancy and gave her drugs--twice--to terminate it. She ended up still pregnant after two rounds of drugs and it turns out she never had an ectopic pregnancy. It was a normal pregnancy, but she ended up having to terminate the pregnancy (for the final time!) because the drugs had messed the embryo up so badly. Could you imagine? Ugh. I would be so devastated.