One Fish, Two Fish

Things I’ve Learned — Day #15 April 3, 2008

Filed under: Hospital Life,Third Trimester — leighnut @ 8:16 pm

1. Sleeping in the hospital is an art form learned slowly. I think I’m close to mastering it.
2. Afternoon rests should be required for everyone. They are delicious.
3. The apple pie here is NOT delicious. I learned this the hard way. I don’t know what I was thinking in ordering it.
4. A little bit of consistency is wonderful. Knowing that I will have my nonstress tests in the late afternoon makes my days easier.
5. Finding a new vegetable from the menu that tastes good is like pulling out your spring jacket for the first time this season and finding a $20 bill in the pocket.

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One Response to “Things I’ve Learned — Day #15”

  1. abigail Says:

    I don’t know if you remember this fun fact, but I was hospitalized for a staph infection at the tender age of 8. I spent 15 days in the hospital, and I credit this stay with a few fabulous benefits:
    1) I am not afraid of needles. They came to get my blood over and over, and between that and the IV, I really got over being poked.
    2) I can swallow pills. Big ones. Sometimes without water. I distinctly remember Dad teaching me how to swallow pills. (This is why I could dry-swallow advil in high school).
    3) I love duck. I had the hospital version of “duck a l’orange” on two consecutive Sundays, and, though I’m sure it was actually terrible, I LOVED it. And now I love duck.

    So there are benefits to long hospital stays… it took me 22 years to figure it out, but I bet you’ll get yours much sooner… somewhere around week 34 when you get to see the little person you’ve been incubating!


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