Tuesday, January 02, 2007

What Does An Itchy Belly Mean?

Why is it when you have a bi-weekly get together with friends – a night out, league night, 3-martini playdate - it takes FOREVER for those 14 days to crawl by.

But, when you have a doctor’s appointment scheduled every two weeks, they rush up on you like a V12 BMW on the autobahn.

And you’re driving a ’78 Chevy Monza.

With an inline 4-cylinder.

As you might imagine, today was that doctor’s appointment. Unfortunately, with all the snow days we’ve had in the last 2+ weeks, I was unable to go (gotta bring in the almight dollar).

In my defense, in over 30 weeks of doctor visits, this is the first one I’ve missed.

Fortunately, everything with the twins is jake. Twin A and Twin B are both breech, but that’s not a problem. Doc Tres says that if they’re still breech at the next visit, they’ll put P.Pie on the books for a C-section.

But, P.Pie herself has an issue or two. The main one being a belly rash.

This rash covers the upper part of the left quadrant of her belly, but it’s not terrible. it resemble a slight sunburn; when you push on it, the skin turns white and you can watch the outline of your fingers fade back to red shortly after the fingers are removed.

And of course it itches. Like crazy.

Does anyone have a good home remedy? Doc Tres said we could use Benadryl, but we’re both a little reticent about it. We’d prefer a homeopathic solution.

Something like an oatmeal bath or some kind of a topical rub.


Bueller? Bueller?