Friday, February 22, 2008

Girl's Day Out

Today we had a field trip for our homeschool group. The whole family was supposed to go but I could tell Zach wasn't really interested and the boys have been coughing a bit so it was just Princess and I. We went to a local hospital. It was wonderful! They showed us parts of the ER, Rehab Services and Labor & Delivery. It wasn't a quick thing either- it lasted awhile. They really took their time and were thorough. Princess' favorite part was the 'pool' in Rehab Services. She was surprised that there was a pool/hot tub in a hospital! My favorite was the hyperberic chambers. Gosh, I think I'd freak out if I had to sit in one of those things for 2 hours. They look so small and isolated! We actually saw people in them. This particular hospital has wonderful birthing rooms but the thing I didn't like was that they move you to a different room after you have the baby. I'd rather stay in the nice room, although I'm not sure what the others look like. I'm really hoping the hospital I'll deliver at has nice rooms (I did read that 11 rooms have whirlpool tubs). After our tour a few of us went down and ate in the cafeteria. The food was so good! I had a grilled chicken sandwich with cheese, lettuce and tomatoes. Mmmm. And I also bought fruit. I have been on this huge health kick (when I can eat). The thought of chocolate and pop makes me want to throw up (weird for me).

After our lunch Princess and I headed to the mall. I had some clothes to exchange for one of the boys and I had a gift card I wanted to put to good use. Well, I ended up going into Payless instead of just staying in JcPenney. Bad move;) I fell in love with these shoes I tried on (I cannot find them online but they're American Eagle brown Empire Mary Janes). They were SO comfortable. Then I saw its BOGO (buy 1 get one 1/2 off) so I bought myself another pair that I really liked. I don't remember the last time I bought myself something! Well, I take that back as I didn't really buy them. I used a check my mom sent to buy Little Man some clothes;) I'll pay him back, Mom! We headed back to JCP and I bought myself two shirts with my gift card. Off to get a movie for tonight (Martian Child) and an Orange Cream Slush from Sonic and it was time to come home!

This is the first time I've gone out and done something in a long time! Of course I go to church, doctor appointments, etc but I haven't done anything in forever. It sure felt good to get out and do something! And to spoil myself a bit too;) And considering how much everything came to I really didn't spend money on anything (it was my mom's money from the check and gift card;) )That's always a bonus!

So now its time for you to go out and try on the shoes I fell in love with! I bet you'll fall in love too! It feels like you don't even have shoes on!


Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun today..... :-) I'm so glad that you're feeling better and are able to go out and "enjoy" a bit. Those shoes are too cute, btw. :-)
Be blessed,

DDK23 said...

One of the things I love about the hospital I delivered, you stayed in the same room (suite) the whole time. For C-Sections though you had to go to an OR, but otherwise you would deliver and stay in the same room until you go. It was a little bit of a drive (we are in walking distance to another hospital) but you get so spoiled at this other one I can't imagine going anywhere else (because of insurance it cost the same either way). I hope you get spoiled too!

Amie said...

I always thought the hyperbaric chamber looked kind of scary too. Especially since it can hurt your ears too.

It's always fun to find new shoes and clothes that you like.

Risa said...

I'm glad you were feeling better today. Hopefully it will last! :)

It always makes you feel good to get yourself something new and get out of the house too! :)

Jodie said...

Got to love your mommy. When I went home this past weekend my mom gave me $$ too.

Choppzs said...

Good for you for scoring on the shoes, and I am so happy your baby is healthy and strong! Great pics of him/her!