Thursday, August 30, 2007


Going on a weekend getaway with DH. Kids are going to the grandparents. Life is grand! :) See you next week!

Sunday, August 26, 2007



"Who's there?"


"Hippa who?"

"I can't tell you!!!"

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Rules to live by

1. If you have been given information from your doctor, please oh PLEASE READ IT!!! I'm not killing trees for nothing here.

2. Do NOT have me paged at 3 am for information that is in the papers we give you. See rule number one.

3. Do not have me paged at 3 am for information that we have given you on the DAY YOU HAVE AN 8:00 APPOINTMENT WITH ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! See rules number one and two.

4. Since we live in a small town with no 24 hour pharmacy, I really don't need to be paged at 4 am about your bladder infection. Really. You won't be able to pick anything up before 9 am, so you might as well let me sleep until a reasonable hour.

5. If you call often enough that I know your home number, you might want to think about calling less often. It's bad when I ask the answering service "Is she at ABC-DEFG?" and the answer is "Yes."

6. Do not page me at midnight to let me know that your period has started. I don't care.

7. If you go to an urgent-care clinic, and the next week when I ask you why, please know the reason.

8. My fingers are likely smaller than a baby. Quit whining about checks.

9. No, pregnancy is NOT a reason to be off-work. I was pregnant when I was a resident, so quite frankly, I'm less than sympathetic.

10. Just because you're tired of being pregnant doesn't mean that I'll induce you when you show up at L&D for the 4th time this week. And why, oh why do you insist on showing up at 1 am?

Sad thing is, there are reasons why these rules exist. :) Heck, number 6 has even happened twice to me. :( Number ten, more times than I can count.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Rain, rain

We've gotten a foot of rain in the last couple of days. The entire downtown area is flooded. So far, our sump-pump has held (whew!). The creek near our house has overflowed its banks and the street is blocked off. I took the kids to go and look at it...this creek is normally all of a few inches deep. It's now around 6-7 FEET deep.

I tried to get to the hospital for an elective c-section this morning. Couldn't. Every way that I know was barricaded or otherwise blocked. Normally it takes me 7 minutes to drive the 3 miles. I spent an hour trying every route. I initially tried a route that one of the nurses who lives in my subdivision had said was open when she got on shift at 5 am. By 8 am, it was flooded out and barricaded.

Nursing homes were evacuated - the residents are now in the local hospital. The hospital is under a disaster plan. Staff there is staying (since most can't get home anyway).

I'm thinking flood insurance would be a damn fine idea...

Monday, August 20, 2007


They're awesome. Forget Folger's, the best way to wake up is to have a 3 year little guy snuggled up against you. My son wakes me up every morning by climbing into bed with me. Not DH, he wants Mom. DD, OTOH, plunks herself between DH and me.

But they grow. And oh, so quickly. I'm looking at a picture on our wall...I'm holding DD who is about 2 months old. And now, she is lean and tall and entering second grade shortly. She has grown another inch...49 inches and 49 pounds at the peds office last week.

And DS is now in pre-school. I can't believe it. Babyhood is in the rear view mirror, never to return.

Egads, I'm getting old. :)
ER's Mom

Friday, August 17, 2007

Getting Started

So, I'm doing this for the first time. I've got a lot percolating through this little head of mine, not the least of which is the glass of wine I'm drinking.

I'm a mom of two, OB-Gyn, and wife; not necessarily in that order. I love Harry Potter, reading, playing my piano, cooking, and causing trouble. I am a liberal lost in middle America, where people still worship GWB. My liberalism, however, smacks up against the realization that many people are happy to take advantage of it. I hope that people reading this will see something of use in my musings. They may even see docs as humans (gasp).

This blog will touch a little upon parenting, upon cool stuff I've seen in my career (all HIPAA ok), upon weird thoughts wandering through my head.