Sunday, December 14, 2008

Calm Before the Storm

TOIAW hasn't been feeling well* so we've had a very low-key weekend. This is especially good since we probably won't enjoy too much relaxing until early next month. We're not leaving until later in the week but a busy week it will be. Our second "big" ultrasound is Tuesday and then I have another appointment Wednesday. I tried my best to get out of this double feature but no luck. I was told the ultrasound is to check the baby and the other appointment is to check me. I understand and I know it's for the best so I'll try to concentrate on that when I'm fighting traffic two days in a row.

Part of the problem is I am receiving treatment at two different facilities. Initially, I was told this wouldn't be the case but that's just not true because when you're of advanced maternal age you actually receive a series of ultrasounds, not just one big one. If I were a patient at the ultrasound hospital, I could also have my routine monthly check-ups there and take care of two things at once. This is one of the reasons we are considering switching treatment facilities but I'm not going to worry about that until after the holidays.

I guess my brain is sluggish from all this relaxing because I can't think of anything to say tonight. I'm off to bed where I will read another chapter in a little book I've dubbed The Breastfeeding Manifesto. It's actually difficult for me to concentrate when I'm reading it because all I want to do is highlight portions for the blog book report I plan on writing. As a preview I will just say that some people have very extreme views on breastfeeding. I knew that already but some people are seriously hard core. If I saw them on the street, I would expect them to be wearing a shirt that says "Extreme Breastfeeding: Just Do It."

*Believe me, Gutsy Mom, when he has an ailment he's not afraid to let me know and after I hear about it for long enough I issue an ultimatum: Either do something about it, or stop complaining.

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