Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Last week we had some beautiful weather; today it was hot. I am not sure if the weather was hotter than it was yesterday, but I was driving our NON AIR CONDITIONED car today; consequently, today was much hotter to me! I hear that this weekend should cool down, so I am very excited. I love being able to turn the AC off. I love driving with the windows down. I love smelling cinnamon and spice. I love holidays. I love family-get-togethers. I love my birthday; it is the official start to the holiday season (don't judge... everyone loves their birthday). However, right now, I am studying for midterms and sweating... FALL, PLEASE HURRY!!!!

My new item to discuss right now is my new desire to talk about birth/pregnancy. Let me clear up any over-zealous "you must procreate as soon as you get married and I will always ask you when you are having kids" type of people out there. I do not want kids right now. God, please help Ortho Tri-Cyclen work another 4 years... I am in my Labor and Delivery rotation right now and I absolutely LOVE it. If anyone would like to share a fun pregnancy/labor/delivery/post-partum story... Please do. I have decided not to talk about things with my husband anymore because it began to freak him out. However, I'd love to hear about your stories/thoughts.

Also, I started my internship this past week. My nurse made me get there 45 minutes early so I could look at all the blood labs and interpret them. Well, of course I get there with all my notes and analyzed all the labs; she got there, looked at them, and then we got to work. I thought she was going to drill me with questions. However, I was prepared later on in the day when the DOCTOR asked me a question. Yes, over-achieving does pay off (sometimes... except, I think I will be getting gray hair earlier in life than most).

Finally, I have a theory. This nation is one of the leading nations in PRETERM births. We look pathetic against other developed countries. We are close to third world rates. My theory on this is as follows: American women are getting intoxicated with work/business/"keeping up with the Jones.'" CHILL OUT!!! There comes a time when you need to lie down and take it easy. Stress is a huge cause of preterm birth. Also (side note***), I had a TINY mom the other day say that she only eats salad. I had to tell her that after her Csection, she might want to stay away from too many gaseous foods (the intestines are ALL WACKED UP). She looked at me and said that she had to only eat vegetables. Ok, I understand fitness/health. When I got married, I was determined to NOT JOIN THE "GAIN 20 POUNDS AFTER THE WEDDING CLUB." However, if you just delivered a baby, please eat and replenish your food storages. You already burn an extra 500 calories if you breast feed. If I want a brownie, I eat a browning. You gain weight if you eat more than you burn. You lose weight if you eat less than you burn. Simple formula. I'm a daughter of an engineer and I have a physics minor. I think in mathematics. Do not freak out. Do not stress about carbs. Just clean up what you're putting in your body. Have a good night!



  1. Bethany,

    What a wonderful little study break it was to read this all (not that I needed ANOTHER break! Oh well)

    I loved every word of it, definitely looking forward to reading more in the future!! You have so many gifts!

    See you tomorrow :)


  2. I totally agree about people asking "sooo when are you going to have kids?". Five years. Ask me again in five years and it'll be another LOL. They look at me like I'm crazy haha.