There’s folklore everywhere about the effect of the full moon on everything from werewolves to pregnant women and you know what, I am, just maybe, starting to believe it. Over the last 48 hours, I have had seven newborns to see at Troy and Royal Oak Beaumont and that is AMAZING! I have had a steady stream of newborns since the office opened, one to three each week and never more than two at a time and then the floodgates opened (or the waters broke) and a truckload of new babies were born. It has been fun to reconnect with the nurses at the hospital and the clerks too since I was out of commission for a while between jobs and today I ran into three of the nurses who helped me after my kids were born. NICE!
Today was also terrific because I got a little break from the hubbub of work. I decided a few weeks ago to take a few hours off this afternoon and originally I had planned to go hiking through Stony Creek Metropark but with the Incredible Hulk that I am on steroids due to my asthma, I decided that a stroll through the leaf mold, however beautiful, was not in my best interest. Instead, I spent a few hours resting and getting my tire fixed and having sinfully fattening mexican food. Very very nice!
I am starting to feel a bit less like the steroid-crazed hulk and more like myself today too. I am sassy and fat from fluid retention but at least I am not crying 24/7. I still have about 5 more days to go but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. This weekend will be filled with birthday preparations for Mairen’s 12th along with riding and football and sleep! The way I figure it, all the babies have been born so I am in the clear!
Eat chips and salsa, take a nap and enjoy an afternoon of relaxation and each day will be your best!
Molly O’Shea, MD Birmingham Pediatrics + Wellness Center