Sunday, March 21, 2010

Some things

My sister Katy just won 3rd place in a writing contest...with an essay about zombies. It's really funny--you can read it here.
 Katy is probably the reason I'm so into zombie movies in the first place. I can really relate to what she says in her essay.

Kyle's life coaching website is up and running! I am very excited about this. The link is in my sidebar, and right here.


Turns out that I'm NOT in the second trimester yet. Read the dates wrong.  I feel like a chump.  But it starts on TUESDAY. So, you know, I have another chance of feeling miraculously better starting then.  I'm praying for it.  Although it has been kinda fun to get thicker while losing weight at the same time.  I've lost about 10 pounds but you definitely can't tell.  I'm excited to start looking pregnant.  Right now I just look kind of fat.

Oh hey, you know the whole Rh negative thing?  And how if my blood type is negative, I have to get special shots because if Morgi's blood type is positive my body will start attacking it?   Well I AM negative--I'm O-, which I think is really cool because I can give ALL OF YOU blood if you need it.  I can only accept from other O- people though.  Mostly I just feel special because it's somewhat rare.  Turns out most of the rest of my family is O- too.  Anyways, Kyle is A-, which is great because that means there's no way Morgi can have positive blood, so there's no problem.  BUT the doctor said I have to show them documented proof of Kyle's blood type, or I still have to get the shots.  From what we can tell, it'll cost at least $65 to get Kyle's blood typed.  So.  I can just get the shots for free (it's covered on our insurance) or fork over the money.  Does anyone know any great ways to get that done cheaper?  Or are the shots totally no big deal and I should just do it and save money?  That seems so lame (and will it do anything weird to me/Morgi if it's unnecessary medicine?). But shots don't bug me (as long as they're just in my arm!) so...it's tempting.  Because we're poor.

I forgot to mention that about a month ago our ward was divided/combined.  SO we're in a totally new ward!  Which means we got out of our Cub Scout calling!  Which means that I can now tell you how much we hated it!  Which means we'll probably get it again because I just said that.

10 comments:

Lauren said...

Hi. I have blog-stalked you (but not in a scary way) for a while, through Trina Wheeler.

First, I love the zombie essay. Hilarious!

As for the shot. I'm O- too, and I have to get it every time (3 out of 3 pregnancies, plus if the antibody is present after birth, you get two more--so I've had the freakin shot 9 times). It sucks. It's not in your arm, it's in your hip/rear. The pain doesn't last long, and I'm all for saving money, but I thought you should have fair warning. It doesn't harm you if you have it and don't need it. Does your hubby's mom have any documentation of his blood type? And I think you can request blood type info after you have given blood. Good luck with whatever you decide and with feeling better!

Becca said...

Thanks for that info, Lauren! That is REALLY good to know. Probably I'll make Kyle go get his blood type documented and save me the pain!

KJV said...

Hmmm. We happen to have kept a dossier on Kyle. His mother is 0- and his father is A-. We'll see if we have something official about him. The suggestion about giving blood is a good one, too.

Kyle said...

My attempts to give blood in the past haven't gone well, due to my low blood pressure and tiny little girl veins.

The Boob Nazi said...

I'll have to read the zombie essay later... That's awesome that she won!

Danny and Christy Leininger said...

Yeah out of your calling! I'm happy for you. I think I told you that the shots weren't a big deal.

Jennifer said...

I had to get the shot too. I am A- and Jason is O+, Naomi is A+. I thought the shots really sucked but I am a wimp when it comes to needles. They gave me mine in the buttocks and for some reason, the shot right after the birth hurt more. If I had a choice, I would pay the money if documentation is unavailable. But I am really really wimpy with needles.

Kyle said...

If I have documentation that my mom is 0- and my dad is A- and my sisters are 0- and A- it should be very clear that it's impossible for me to be anything but A- or 0-. I think I'll just print out this blog and bring it in as proof.

Karen said...

Pay the $ if you can't get documentation (probably your mom would help you?)--although I think that Kyle's idea to copy the comments and take them in is right on. My rule of thumb is to avoid shots, dentists, and earthquakes whenever possible.

beckie said...

I am friends with Celia Robbins who told me about your Rh- because I am too.

The shot is not a big deal and I can barely give blood without passing out. I mean I was a tiny bit sore afterwards but nothing you wouldn't expect from being poked with a needle.

Just do it especially if it is free.