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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Week 23: Pregnancy and Codes don't go together. At all.

This week was a little crazy for me. I decided to pick up an extra shift at work. Let's just say I will not be doing that again while pregnant. My ankles were pretty much sausages until today.

I will also tell you I participated hands on in a code (emergency) situation this week, and I was simply bagging a patient, not even doing compressions. I was so out of breath by the end. Needless to say, I felt super pregnant that day.

Pregnancy is not conducive with code blues. At all.

**To my nurse peeps: in case you were wondering about the code, it was a successful one! Woo!**

Lately, I've been super interested in having maternity photos done. However,  in #everythingcostsamilliondollars Los Angeles, CA, they charge on the upwards of $700-$1000 per session. Is it just me or does that seem a little pricy? Anyways, I was looking inside the heart of LA when looking for a photographer and came across some pictures that are kind of racy for a maternity session. I mean there was this one picture of a soon to be mom in lingerie looking into a crib... or basically be naked covered by a light sheet.

Nope. I will not be taking pictures like that.

I do like the pics where the show your belly but you're fully covered up in all other areas. I've noticed here in LA, more than anywhere else how they literally sexualize everything.  Maybe i'm a little old-fashioned, and not hip with the times, i'm totally ok with that.

I  truly think you can't put a price on photos because they capture a memory that you will cherish forever. So I'm on the hunt for someone! I'm sure i'll find something soon.

Until then I'm my own photographer... My hair was extra sexy this morning.

Pregnancy thoughts: 

  • My child will be here in 112 days. YIKES. 
  • We finalized on a name, just got to tell the family first!
  • A patient told me I was actually carrying my child in my butt. LOL. 
  • Smells are getting really, really intense for me. I literally walked in the hospital the other day and I could smell C.Diff clear to the other side. 
  • How many sizes could your boobs possibly get? This could get super costly with the changing of bras. 
  • I work the majority of Filipino people at work, and they always bring loads of filipino foods (which is pretty amazing). We all have a running joke that my kid will pretty much be eating Filipino food out of the womb and speaking Tagalog. ***They secretly think I don't eat enough, so they feed me ALOT*** Bless them, and I kind of believe all of this statement will be true. 
  • What thoughts do people have on birth photography? I've seen some really cool pictures, but I don't think I could have someone in there snapping away, while I'm expelling a child out of my Hooha. If you didn't do it, do you wish you did?
  • I'm convinced this girl will be a soccer player with as much as she kicks. HOLY crap. It's kind of my favorite though, it reminds me that being out of breath is so worth it. 
Cravings: Thai food again! I can't get enough spicy this week. Pancit, a Filipino noodle dish that is pretty amazing and I swear fills you up like crazy. 

Aversions: Salmon, Fishy anything. I really think it's the smell. 

Sleep: Sometimes I feel like I could sleep all day, other days I feel like I can't sleep at all.

Gizmo hanging out with sweet Baby A, he purred the entire time,  she was just kicking away! Clearly they were already bonding #siblings. 

Questions for you: 

What do you think about Maternity pictures? If you didn't get any, do you wish that you had them

Do you think your child ate more adventurous things if you did while you were preggo?

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