I absolutely hate needles. When we got our flu shots I made Joey take Noah out of the room when it was my turn. How can you tell your child to be brave when you are about to be a giant baby about it? I know it's never as bad as I think it's going to be. It's the anticipation! Joey once laughed a LOT at my expense when I was very sick. The nurse told me I had to get a shot ON MY BUTT! I begged and pleaded with her. I tried to convince her that I wasn't really THAT sick. If only Noah knew that his mom acted this way. The one that assures him that it will be a quick pinch and then be over with. That shots are sometimes needed to help us feel better or to prevent us from getting sick. I'm sure he'd probably have a good laugh at me too.
I had my lab work done today at the hospital, just routine tests for pregnant women. The lady asked me if I was okay with having blood drawn. Um no! I don't think anyone takes pleasure in having a needle jabbed in their arm and their blood taken from them. I said, "No problem!"
Liar liar pants on fire! I kept thinking:
Think about kitties and puppies!
Try to do math in your head...math is hard...I hate math
Sing a song. Not out loud though.
Why can't I have done the urine sample first?
Maybe I can leave and come back tomorrow?
Lucky for me I have great veins. It was over pretty quickly but she took SIX...SIX big vials of blood from me. I don't know why they needed so much but every time she switched to a new tube I cried a little inside.
I guess she could tell I was having a hard time. She told me that when I have the baby and get my IV I can ask them to use a kid kit. I will definitely do that!!!
I'm already worrying about that day. You would think I would be scared of the pain associated with the labor and delivery process.
I'm more afraid of the IV and an epidural is out of the question!
When I had Noah I did not get an epidural. Not because I didn't want one. Every time I started to think okay maybe I can't take this anymore I need an epidural visions of that giant needle danced in front of my eyes. Nope never mind! I'll pass!
When I finally really did give in and begged for one it was way too late and I couldn't get it. I'm actually hoping that happens again... I know. I'm crazy. The thought of getting one makes my skin crawl. I wish I could say my choice not to ask for one this time stems from not doing it last time and wanting childbirth to be as natural as possible. That would be a lie. It's because I am more afraid of a needle than I am of insane body shattering contractions and pushing a human (hopefully a VERY small human) out of me.
Needles are not my friend!