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Week 31
~ Is it chicken pox or a bug bite?

Time is flying by so quickly, I can't believe it's Week 31! It's been really busy around here helping Kenn and Karen find a place to live. We haven't found anything yet but I know we'll find something soon. Lately I've been having tons of Braxton Hicks. I've had them before with both of my pregnancies but never this much. I think it's time to slow down a bit and start concentrating on my pregnancy, getting ready, etc. I've also noticed that I've slowed down a bit this week. The third trimester has truly arrived. I can't wait until my appointment with my midwife, Cheri. I know that it will be one of the last times I get to see her on a normal basis. After that, I'll be meeting with my OB, Dr. E, and I'll have to meet his new associate. She seems really nice and I do think that it's a good idea to meet her since Dr. E might be out of town at some point in time during the end of my pregnancy.

I think we're onto the next round of colds because Shane has a cold and I'm just waiting to see if Morgan gets anything. Wednesday morning I got my answer. Morgan woke up and was itching the back of her hairline, her shoulders. I checked it out and it almost looked like bug bites or chicken pox without the blister. I immediately called the Pediatricians' office and scheduled an appointment. Unfortunately, the only appointment left was at 7:55 p.m. There goes the bedtime schedule out the window but, honestly, I don't have a choice (I want to know what's going on). I called Morgan's preschool teacher to see what they ate and drank for their St. Patrick's Day party just in case she had something new and was having a reaction. There wasn't anything new as for food, drink or even the paints so it wasn't a reaction from something at preschool. The teacher was then concerned that if it is chicken pox, what we were going to do. This could mean that there's an outbreak and a couple of the moms are pregnant and she didn't know what that meant. I told her we should just take it as it comes and that I'd call her back either way.

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I would also call my OB since I'm also pregnant. As I drove Morgan to the Pediatrician's office, she had three more start to pop out on her wrist. The Pediatrician agreed with me that it was either bug bites or, more likely, chicken pox since we just got three new ones while we were at the appointment. We talked about a bug bite she received about seven days ago but he couldn't say for certain what she was suffering from. He said that if she indeed had chicken pox, the blisters would show up within (24) hours. Nothing more we could do. We drove home and I called Dr. E, my OB. Dr. E said it was fine because I already had the chicken pox. The only way it could present a problem was if I were to deliver within seven days of being exposed because my body would not have had time to create anti-bodies against it. That would mean that the baby wouldn't have immunity against it either. It's now a waiting game.

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