Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Chuck, meet UP-Chuck

Since I'm still struggling to come up with things to blog about, I figured this was as good as any. So, I hope you enjoy.

Recently I have had the enjoyable sensation of being able to enjoy my food - twice. That has not happened to me for a very, very long time. I asked Dennis about it the other day and our conversation was extremely high-level. It was extremely high-level, too, because he was working on his computer and only half paying attention to what I was saying.

"Dennis, what is it called when you have your food come up in your throat when you haven't eaten for a while? Is that considered to be heart burn?"

"Naahh. I don't think that's heart burn. I'm not sure what it is, though."

"It's probably just up-chuck."

"Up - what?"

"You know, up-chuck. When you throw up a little in your mouth. Only this stuff didn't make it to my mouth. Just my throat."

"That sounds gross. I don't think it's up-chuck either."

I should have taken these little occurances as signs that my digestive system was not particularly happy. But, since I couldn't exactly say WHAT was wrong (was I having up-chuck or indigestion?), I didn't worry about it too much. I thought maybe Connor kicked my stomach and made some of my food jolt back upstairs.

Several days later, I was getting ready for work, drinking some OJ. Talk about the picture of health: I was drinking a glass of OJ while I was slicing a banana for my bowl of Cheerios. I should be on the cover of the Cheerios box. That's another story. ANYWAY, I sat down to eat my healthy breakfast and only got two bites down before I SAW my food again. NICE.

After cleaning up the kitchen (luckily I made it to the sink) and throwing away the remainder of my Breakfast of Champions, I quickly dialed in for an 8am conference call for work. It is a good thing that they automatically put everyone on mute to avoid too much background noise because I definitely would've blurted out to everyone: "HEY, I just puked. Orange juice, Cheerios, and bananas gone wild. Don't worry, I made it to the sink." Not sure why I like to tell people when I puke, but I've always been that way. It's a badge of honor...or something. Either way, it's good that I was muted because I'm not sure that would've scored me any points for professionalism. Cool points, yes, but professionalism points, not so much.

I have since learned that heartburn, as it is properly named, is common in the second trimester of pregnancy. And, according to a wives tale, if you have heartburn, your baby is born with a full head of hair... Less than 8 weeks and we'll be able to see if that is true or not!


Jamie Massey said...

Wow. You are not selling the whole "pregnancy" thing AT ALL!!!

Love ya chica!

Katie said...

I am so happy that I read this before dinner. Thanks. Good luck with those last 8 weeks....they are tough but you forget it all once that baby is here. (Some think it is bc you are too busy enjoying that sweet new baby and others think it is b/c you are busy worrying about getting back into your clothes and not touching your boobs b/c they hurt).