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estherchaya
I think the key to that "10 things I've done that you probably haven't" meme is to be as specific as possible. For example, many of us might have had flashbacks of The Wizard of Oz... but how many of us had said flashbacks in Bulgaria? Several of us have probably ridden unicycles, but how many of us were in Pakistan wearing red sweaters and yellow bloomers when we did it?

I haven't done either of those things. I'm sort of sad.

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From: gittygiggles Date: February 23rd, 2005 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
poor karen :(

i told my ob i wanted to put a pen light in me like a tampon and tell the baby to follow the light....
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 23rd, 2005 09:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, I know. I read that in your journal.
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: February 23rd, 2005 09:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my. I haven't laughed this hard all day.

Now I'm having "Poltergeist" flashbacks: "Stay away from the light, Carol Ann!"
From: gittygiggles Date: February 23rd, 2005 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
well the bad part is that i think the baby was getting ready to come out and break the water...but then my husbadn told the baby that my 16 mo old son wants to eat it.

so now it's never coming out b/c it's afraid for it's life :(
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: February 23rd, 2005 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe your husband could try to convince the baby that he was just kidding?
From: gittygiggles Date: February 24th, 2005 06:04 am (UTC) (Link)
the sad thing is that both my husband and i are not sure he is kidding...my 1 year old sure has an appetite....
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: February 24th, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeesh. That's almost scary.

How far along are you, if you don't mind my asking?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 24th, 2005 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
she's got three weeks until her due date. That baby's been ready to come out for a month. :)
From: gittygiggles Date: February 24th, 2005 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
i am 37 weeks today :( and no sign of anything. i'm never having a baby. i'm going to be the size of the titanic forever.
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: February 25th, 2005 01:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like you should ask your OB to give baby a stern lecture. Or maybe your rav can lecture about kibud av v'em -- "When Mommy says come out, you come out!"
From: gittygiggles Date: February 25th, 2005 12:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
somehow i doubt either parties would be willing to help me. i'm going to take a grapefruit knife to my next ob appointment and threaten to do a c section right there
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: February 25th, 2005 01:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Grapefruit knife? Then it will be a vitamin-C section. (Oh man, that was a bad joke.)

In all seriousness, hope you get some relief soon. I'm finishing up my 16th week with my first, and I can't quite imagine yet what it's like at the end.
From: gittygiggles Date: February 25th, 2005 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
HAHAHAHHAHHAHA that wasn'ta bad joke! that was awesome!

and my first wasn't NEARLY as bad. it was just annoying and frustrating. like by the end i was like "hey my back hurts...and i wnat to sleep on my stomach" this one is hell.
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: February 25th, 2005 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I guess I'm lucky that I usually sleep on my side anyway!
From: gittygiggles Date: February 25th, 2005 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
i quickly learned to sleep on my side :)
From: lola100 Date: February 24th, 2005 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
HeHe.

The night before I went into labor with my fourth I was trying to get comfortable on the couch so I could relax. Needless to say this was close to impossible. I got very frustrated, looked down at my stomach and screamed - GET OUT! The next morning I was in labor and had the baby by 5:00 pm. Very obedient little girl... I hope she stays that way!

From: gittygiggles Date: February 24th, 2005 10:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
i've tried that. many, many times. i dont think it speaks english.
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: February 23rd, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
By way of explanations, the flashbacks happened in Bulgaria because the streets in downtown Sofia are paved with yellow bricks. So there I was, wandering around when I was supposed to be at a business conference, seeing the sights while a phantom chorus of Munchkins chirped away in my head.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 23rd, 2005 09:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's just it, though... the thing that makes your experience unique is that the flashback occurred IN Bulgaria.

Going to Bulgaria in and of itself may not be unique.
Having flashbacks of WoO may not be unique.
But the two at the same time... well, that's pretty unique! (especially if you had yellow bloomers on at the time.)
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: February 23rd, 2005 09:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't even have yellow bloomers. Or ruby slippers, for that matter.

But given the yellow bricks, how could I not think of WoO?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 23rd, 2005 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
so perhaps your experience isn't very unique at all. Perhaps every American who has seen WoO who finds themselves in Sofia, Bulgaria looking at yellow-brick paved roads.
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: February 23rd, 2005 09:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's probably true. But I figured it was probably unique to my friends list, so what the heck. :)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 23rd, 2005 09:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think that's a fair bit. If it helps, I think yours was the first list that didn't make me think, "but I'm sure LOTS of people have done that..."

The thing that made yours different was the specificity. There were a few things I started out thinking I've done th- oh-wait, not in Bulgaria, I haven't... and so forth.
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: February 23rd, 2005 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I did try to pick out things that I figured would be specific to me ... I guess it worked!
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