Wednesday, November 12, 2008

LIFE LESSONS: CHEST COLDS AND GYNECOLOGISTS DON'T MIX

So, I went to this pregnancy's first OB/Gyn appointment yesterday. First things first, I am exactly 9 weeks pregnant as of today. My official due date is June 17, but I tend to run late and will probably actually give birth around June 24. The baby looks like a healthy peanut, with a very strong heartbeat. I love seeing those first images of the baby! I could make out little arms and legs, and a great big head, and that wonderful, beating heart.

And now, on to the Life Lesson.

I have been surrounded by illness for about a week. My husband (who continued to go to work in spite of his illness) had a bad chest cold. Bean spent a few days with a fever and the sniffles. Cakes is still recovering from a head cold. And I have had a hefty chest cold on top of the sometimes debilitating nausea. So, I've spent my week choking my way through each day while covered in a moderate coating of kid snot.

So, as I was saying, I had my first OB/Gyn appointment yesterday (and let me preface this story by saying that I've been so distracted by household illness that I forgot to shave my legs at all this past week). Anyway, I was at the doctor's office. We discussed some medical history, and then the "lady doctor" proceeded to do what "lady doctors" do.

Then, I began to feel a tickle in my throat. I tried to ignore it. It would not be ignored. I tried to politely clear my throat. The tickle remained. I coughed a little "ahem"-type cough. The tickle grew worse. Suddenly, in the middle of everything, I began coughing uncontrollably. It was that kind of cough that makes you dry heave and gag and barely get a breath in between hacking. The doctor grabbed the trash can in case I began to throw up from the coughing. And, then I peed myself. Yes. Ah, pregnancy.

All in all, it was an eventful appointment.

7 comments:

Kat said...

OH NO!!!!!
That is just too much! I... I... I don't even know what to say to that one. I'm trying really hard not to laugh. But... wow.
Seriously.
hehehe
I'm sorry. ;)

Kat said...

Oh. And I hope you are all feeling better soon.
hehe

Muthering Heights said...

Stupid mommy bladder!

It's SOOOO funny, but I feel bad for you!

Julia said...

I'm sorry you guys have been so sick! That's horrible, esp when you are pregnant. But I'm glad the little peanut is healthy!

Tanya said...

The uncensored version was much funnier. :)

Karen said...

Tanya - Well, this IS a family-friendly blog ... But, I agree. The whole barking dog anatomy illustration really does bring the whole story to life - ha ha!

Geri said...

Congrats on the new baby. Too bad about the cold. There's a ton of remedies for colds from vitamin c, zinc, and chicken soup to wet socks (really, they work).

Anyway, hope everyone gets better and stays well.