Monday, May 12, 2008

Like baby beluga's mom

I am feeling particularly pregnant today. For the past month or so I have been feeling very good. I had a few rather unpleasant weeks in my first trimester but that passed. Aside from a nearly insatiable thirst and having to buy all new stretchy clothing, all of my pregnancy "symptoms" have been more of a fascination than an annoyance. Today I noticed that I have really slowed down. It took me nearly an hour to pick up groceries this afternoon, waddling down all the aisles and stopping to take my 5 hundredth pee break of the day.

There is an upside to being the size of a marine mammal. I actually had a guy offer me a seat in a crowded downtown coffee shop. A courtesy I thought had passed with cassette tapes. He was done his drink and just sitting there reading, but I was still surprised.

I am just over 21 weeks into my pregnancy, which means I am just over halfway through being an incubator to my peanut. This recent gearing down makes me a little nervous about clerkship for the next four months. I am not sure how four weeks in the ICU will go when I can't stand for more than 20 minutes and I am headed to the washroom at least once an hour. Thankfully my school is being very flexible. The peanut and I will take it as it comes.


Tall Medstudent said...

Where are you doing peds? I think you told me already... are you on teams, or on the community half of the rotation?

Tall Medstudent said...

Btw, looking good. :)

med neophyte said...

I start with three weeks of child neurology and then I have three weeks of teams.

Tall Medstudent said...

Ah yes, now I'm pretty sure that you did already tell me that. :)