Sunday, March 1, 2009
Did I Over Bake The Baby?
Last night about 11 I went upstairs to watch some TV, and wound up putzing around with my iPhone for a while instead. I was thrilled when I stumbled into You Tube and found a relatively clear section of the movie Twilight was there....so I watched it. Having read the book, the bits before hand that I missed were no big deal..the sections were in 10 minute incriminates.
I watched 2 sections on my phone before I realized my lap top was next to the bed, and quickly booted it up to find the next section.
I watched the whole movie like this, on a tiny screen, in 10 minute sections and until the last 20 minutes I had been comfortably laying on my side while the computer was sitting on the bed next to me. When this became painful, I rolled to my back and sat the computer on top of my belly to finish off the movie.
When it was all done, I reached for the computer and noticed how warm I was, the heat from it was radiating through me - I was boiling! And then it hit me - OH CRAP! the computer was sitting on my stomach! And the baby! There was a blanket and a thin sheet between the tow (with out which I would have sustained 3rd degree burns I'm sure) Shoving the computer off my stomach I reached down and it was as if I had been standing on a volcano for 20 minutes. I flopped to my left side and the baby went nuts kicking and punching, obviously not a huge fan of the terrible heat either.
I panicked...did I boil her? I mean we're not even supposed to take extra warm baths or use heating pads while pregnant, never mind putting a direct heat source on them for 20 minutes! The baby was moving, so that was a good sign. I stayed up for another 20 minutes double checking, and finally going to sleep at about 3 am...still worried.
Now I'm paranoid my child is going to born with some weird disorder....or possibly shift into a werewolf in her later years (Twilight humor...read the book and you'll get it) How terrible is the fact I'm going to have to explain to my doctor that I may have damaged my child to watch a crappy version of a teenagers movie on You Tube.