Well, today started out pretty normal for me. Woke up, did some design work then headed upstairs to get ready for my OB Orientation. Which by the way, can I pause for a moment and say is SO stupid. I mean COME ON – I have 2 kids already – I know the ropes people, do you really have to tell me about pregnancy symptoms, how to relieve them and what to expect from the appointments. I’m not an idiot, I clearly remember. Okay, I digress. After the appointment I was sent over to Labs to get my blood drawn. I walk in and they tell me that they are going to take 9 vials of blood.
Have I mentioned to you all that I’m only 4’11.5”?! And that I’m 8wks pregnant?! And that I can only eat small amounts at a time?!
9 vials people. 9.
So, I sit down and look away, as I always do when I get blood drawn. I just can’t seem to ever look. He’s taking the blood, and taking the blood, he tells me he’s half way done. I’m feeling a tad squeamish but shrug it off. Then he tells me there are only 3 more vials to go. My stomach starts to turn. I’m going to throw up. And then it sorta went like this…
me: i am going to throw up. you need to get the trashcan.
lab guy: okay, only a few more left.
me: no, seriously, i’m going to throw up, you need to get it now.
lab guy: here it is.
me: ::dry heaves:: ::sit back:: ::feeling the earmuffs come over me::
me: okay, i’m going to pass out and throw up. you need to stop.
lab guy: only a couple more to go.
me: no, i’m telling you, i’m going to pass out and throw up. you need to stop. ::the world is closing in on me:: ::start to go limp::
lab guy: yells to the lab tech in the back – “SHE’S GOING! I’m pushing the button!”
me: ::slumped in chair::
lab guy & tech: Ma’am we’re going to lay you down on the bed now.
me: ::opens eyes:: oh, hi Dr. B.
Dr.B: hey there. how you doin michelle?
me: oh, you know, not so great. ::sees all the people in the room:: hello everyone. i’m glad i can be your form of entertainment for the day.
people in room: ::laugh::
Then it was all questions about what I had eaten that day, how far along I am, if morning sickness is normal for my pregnancies, being accused of having 2 babies intend of one, getting in trouble for not having a water bottle on me at all times, eating some crackers, drinking some water, having the doctor massage my hands bc they were cramped so bad that I couldn’t even move them, elevating my feet 90 degrees up in the air, feeling tingly all over.
You get the idea.
I was a hot mess. Literally. I was sweating on top of all of this.
I guess I can write this one down for the book
s of fun times in pregnancy.
On the plus side, I looked super cute for all of this. I curled my hair and wore my new VintageWannaBee headband! So, at least I had that going for me 🙂 Thanks Nichelle!!