Wednesday, August 17, 2005

I'm sick....and it's Aretha's fault...

My faithful readers must forgive me for my long absence. I was away for the weekend to visit my mom and dad and also to go to a baby shower. Also, my mom and I had an audience with the Queen of Soul, Ms. Aretha Franklin. Mom and I went to see her and her opener, Jane Monehit, and were lucky enough to have 4th row seats. The concert was fantastic! Ms. Aretha is a very BIG woman, but then again, if you think about it, she has a really BIG voice to house in that body of hers. She’s absolutely amazing. One of my favorite songs she did was from an opera (though I confess I don’t know which one).

We got home after the concert very late, around 1:30 a.m., and I awoke the next morning to discover that I felt like death. I was exhausted and had the beginnings of a cold. I got up and went to work anyway, but then came home again at noon and slept all afternoon. I also called in sick yesterday morning and slept in until noon before getting up and going to work. So that’s the long story about why I haven’t written in so long. The short version is “I’m sorry, I was sleeping.” Who knew that growing a baby could take so much out of you? Incidentally, I was disturbed to discover in reading yesterday that, at just under 2 weeks, my baby has gills. I’m not sure I like this, but I’m pretty sure he/she gets that from his/her father.

So, because I’m not so good at being pregnant yet, I am now sick. It’s just a cold, and my OB has put me on some pregnancy-cool allergy medication to try to help clear it up. It still sucks. My nose is stuffy, my ears are blocked (Owen keeps yelling at me, “Why is the TV up so loud??”) and I have a sore throat.

It is the nature of this blog to share any useful facts that we (this is the editorial “We” though you may consider it the royal “We” if you like) discover. So, in cooperation with Diet Snapple on Ice (they’re popsicles, and for those of you who haven’t been kicked out of Weight Watchers, you can have two for one point!) I’d like to bring you a list of facts I’ve learned because popsicles feel good on a sore throat. These factoids are printed on the popsicle stick. I’ve been saving them just to share with you, may faithful readers. And without further ado…

1. Children grow faster in the spring.
2. Fish cough.
3. A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
4. A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber.
5. Elephants sleep only 2 hours a day.
6. Slugs have 4 noses.
7. The pink lemonade ones taste best (Snapple didn’t tell me that, I discovered it on my own.)


P.S. Owen, the baby and I have our fist ultrasound on Friday morning. We’ll be sure to let you all know what we find out. It’s too early to know the sex(es), but there’s a way way outside chance we might find out if it’s one or two. That’s right, folks, we’re in the running for twins…we had two eggs release and so the odds are about 50/50 that it will be a litter.


Andrew Andrew said...

Owen's having an ultrasound too? That should be interesting.

Spike said...

You don't wanna KNOW where they stick the reader-wand thingy...