How many of you can say you remember what you were doing that many years ago? I do. That was a rather rough week. I was suffering from the flu, in and out of the hospital all week only to go back for more hydration in the form of an I.V. drip. My doctor was sick of seeing me.
27 years ago today was a Thursday, and I remember it so vividly because of what happened that evening. Since I’d been so ill, I had to be ‘careful’ about what I ate. I felt so good that day that I craved lasagna. A favorite still. So, we got Stouffers and I got my lasagna. Well, a few hours later I began to have stomach pains. Chock it up to too much too soon? Or should I mention I also happened to be very, very pregnant at the time? When my husband at the time (Hey, yes I AM a lesbian NOW, but I was young and stupid and trying heterosexuality)….said, how do you tell the difference between flu cramps and being in labor? Well, I was 23 at the time and I’d already had a baby so of course I knew it all! That’s what I told him, I would KNOW! Well, when those flu cramps got five minutes apart, he called the doctor. I told them, I didn’t mind going into the hospital just as long as I didn’t miss my favorite show which was due on that night. Those were the days when you had to wait the entire season to see what you missed in one night for a rerun…if you got that! At the time my favorite show was L.A. Law…hello Susan Dey anyone? Well, I got my wish. They got me into a room and I refused to contribute ANYTHING to the delivery of my son until I could watch the entire episode. How’s that for a devoted fan?
A few hours later I was willing to get that baby out of me and I cooperated. Not bad! I think I’ll keep him. Happy Birthday Andrew! (He’s given the name I would have been given had I been a boy). Btw, I’m STILL trying to lose that baby fat!