Thursday, August 7, 2008

go figure....

i had an appointment to get some blood drawn this morning...tests that involved a 12 hour fast before-hand. i contemplated getting a baby-sitter for an hour while i ran to do this, but alas, you all know me...i'm cheap! i figured the appointment would last no more than ten minutes, we'd be in and out and then head for the MOPS playdate at the park (especially since it was a GORGEOUS morning). well, best laid plans....

we arrived at the doctor and got right in. i quickly maneuvered the stroller and elizabeth into the room, and they were being so good while the gal found a vein and starting drawing blood. of course, my veins are never easy to find...especially after i've fasted for 12 hours....so they used my hands, which never give as much quantity of blood and by the end of the second stick i was feeling a bit lightheaded...which i promptly mentioned to the nurse just before she stuck me for the third time. that is the last thing i remember...before that horrible, groggy, confused feeling as you awaken in a strange place. i wasn't out for long, but yes, i completely passed out with both of the girls there with me...ugh! the nurses were fabulous, helping corral them into the room where they had me lay down...one of them staying there with us while we waited for the doctor to check me out. next time i will most definitely be getting a baby-sitter, regardless of the cost or inconvenience!

**note, i did finally post my first birthday post for kate...it is right below this one, so just keep reading!

11 comments:

Rebecca said...

can't wait to hear all about it! yes, our babies are growing much too quickly! i can't believe it! hope your day is wonderful!

Nancy M. said...

I understand about the veins. They almost always have to take the blood from my hands, which I hate. I'm sorry you passed out! I hope the girls didn't get too scared.

Rebecca said...

oh my! what a morning! i'm glad you are feeling better. i'll have to remember to have someone watch the girls when i get bloodwork now!

Carrie said...

Oh that just stinks!!! I'm glad you're feeling better now and that the nurses were awesome!

Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

Oh my goodness, I'm glad you are ok!

Rebecca said...

haha...that's great! both of my girls are so dramatic! you can't help but laugh sometimes, though!

Shanna said...

Ugh! Hope all is well and you're feeling much better! So glad the nurses were nice...I'd completely be freaking out LOL :)

Taylor said...

I feel for you, Amanda! When I was in labor with Josiah, they hit a nerve in my hand while trying to place the IV needle--- ouch!!! I hate needles...

Little Candle said...

Wouldn't that just be the way? I am glad that you are fine now...I thought of you as I went to my Dr's appointment Friday. I didn't have blood drawn, but as I passed by the station where they do such things you popped into my head.
I hope you had a nice weekend.
Hugs,
Sarah :)

Leslie said...

I take Ry all the time because like you Im far too cheap to pay for a sitter when Im not having fun either....
and like you last time got woozy... I just told them I was trying to snag a nap...

hope all the blood work comes back good.. and wowza kater is so BIG!!! fast crazy year huh

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh, I got a little scared reading this! Not fun at all...but I'm glad you're ok.