(cranky baby + loads of laundry) * no sleep = no time to blog
But I have a moment now to relay yet another amusing poop anecdote. I don't want to write about this anymore, so I am begging you all for suggestions. Post a topic or a question or even tag me for a meme. Although I find time to write, my creativity has taken a hit due to lack of sleep.
The Part Where Claire Learns a New Word
Flashback to February 21. The fact that the Dude was two weeks overdue and my frustration during that time have already been commented on. Therefore, I will not elaborate on that. The morning of February 21 I went to my doctor to be hooked up to a fetal heart monitor. After 20 minutes I did not need the doctor to tell me that the baby was fine and that I was having zero contractions. I looked at the doctor and informed him that I had had enough and that a C-section might be the best bet. The doctor shook his head thoughtfully. "Okay, Ms. S., I will call the hospital and organize everything for tomorrow. Please go to the hospital at 4pm today for some pre-op labs."
At 4pm I trotted over to the hospital. I had to talk with the doctor and the anesthesiologist. They informed me of the risks of the procedure. Papers were signed. Blood was drawn. Then they also informed me that I would be spending the night there. Excuse me? My C-section was scheduled for 1:30pm. Couldn't I please stay in my own bed one last night? The doctor was very nice about the whole thing.
"Oh, no, we have several things that we have to do and check before the procedure tomorrow?"
"Well, you will have to have an Einlauf, and sometimes that puts women into labor. Therefore we have to monitor you throughout the evening."
I thought an Einlauf was like an IV. How could getting fluids through an IV put me into labor? I decided to ask. "What is an Einlauf?"
"It is done to clean out your intestines."
My eyes widened with understanding. "Do you mean an enema?"
"Yes, I believe that is the word in English."
"Oh, shit," I said in English.
The well meaning doctor smirked. "Well, yes actually."