Oh Pam, healthy poo to you guys!
OH $h!t. I just had a HUGE post and somehow I managed to erase the entire thing. BOOBOOOOHOOOOO!
Going back up the page to start typing again. Back to Pam's post and then on!
Jessi, yah it's all about the $$. The head of anesthesiology was the one to do my epidural, his fee was $1700 plus the $ for narcotics. He's also in the dvd, "blah blah, pain management, blah blah, we like to get the mothers as comfortable as soon as we can, blah blah" apparently he yelled at my m/w for not giving an IV to every laboring woman as soon as they arrived. She stood her ground and told him that when she could come into surgery and pick the drugs he got to use, then she'd start letting him make decisions in obstetrics.
Can you take a "smoke" break too? Like, look at me, my pump is smokin'!!
Ok you guys have changed my perspective on c-birth. But I reserve the right to call them sections when people say things like "I had an elective c with both my kids" and "oh yah, it's great, next time I can just schedule the day instead of waiting to go into labor" ugh, just ugh!
Karen, I honestly think there are more allergies out there than the medical folks want to admit. For me, I know something in the first 10 foods is bad on my face, but I'm not really excited about eliminating foods again to find out. Like your eczema, there is probably something triggering it, my face is all a mess too, it was so nice and clear when I was on turkey and turkey and more turkey, but whatever the allergen is, it took a while for it to build in my body. I'm going to wait until I'm back on a mostly full diet before eliminating the first 10 foods again to figure it out. At least I know which 10 foods it is!
State law for pumping is good, but really we need to add it to the pregnancy/maternity/new mom things as a part of FMLA or something similar. National law must happen.
Working/being home thing - I'd like to get a part time crap-pay thing maybe in the fall or winter, just to give me 8 hrs a week alone. Selfish yes, but so necessary. I think working at the expensive kids place for the discount would be nice, or maybe the expensive mom clothes place.
Actually I know I want to be in education. I love going to school, I love teaching, I love education. So I need to pick something - childbirth classes, LC, baby care, something, and get certified in that. And I plan on going back to school when Lauren's youngest sibling is about 3, I'd like to start a phd then. You get 5 years for that, so I could start out part time and then go full time once the little was in school. So many things I want to do!
Jessi, I got the same one for Lauren, and I SO WANTED the weirder one too. It's soooooo fitting for us right now. We're really out of place here in Ohio, it's a backassward state, and we are freaks. I like being just enough of a freak that I make people think, although I look like everyone else, and I just fit in. It's when people get to know me that they see how I'm different... and the new crunchier me is pretty different than who I was 2 years ago.
Ah dh, Lauren and I went out for lunch with the guys at NASA. We went to a local taco dive, yummy and mostly healthy, and they made my meal w/o cheese for me. Lauren did well, fell asleep in the convertable MT, and is napping now. Hoping she stays there for an hour, it would make a nice day for us - just enough time for another nap at dinner, and to bed with the sunset.
Andy didja fix your smiles yet?
UGH we were smack in the middle of the big blackout 2 summers ago, and dh has been watching the power usage this week at the house. He says it's dangerously low (uh, 100 instead of 120?) and that if we start having brownouts that we have to turn off the a/c. Not to be good citizens and avoid the big blackout again, but to save the motor on our furnace. It burned out the week of the blackout last time. $$$$ to fix.