We spent a lot of time outside today, in between rain showers. It is vacation week and my husband was home today. Damien found this inchworm on his sweatshirt and the kids were fascinated by it. They let it crawl all over their hands. I just love this shot with Cameron's mouth in the background. At one point he says, "He looks like a stick!" We have a book called "Animals in Camouflage" so both of my kids know quite a bit about that natural defense. Cameron quickly found a tree to put this little guy on and let him "disappear". Then he continued to play "hide the toy vegetables" and have an "Easter Egg" hunt with Olivia.
I had a difficult time finding this little guy with my zoom lens and I'm not so sure about the focus. Both photos look a lot better before I uploaded them to blogger. I noticed that with my last few days of shots. Has anyone else ever encountered this issue?
OK, so that is my 365 post. My post will continue with a little bit about my day. I need to warn you that this is definitely TMI, but I am going to do it anyway. You have been warned. If you do not want to hear about my girl parts, please stop reading now.
Guess where I went today? Yes, and I brought my camera. First, I think it is hilarious that they decorate these things with Easter socks, because that just makes the experience so much more fun.
This was not just a regular visit. Ever since Olivia was born I have been having an issue with my bladder. I know this is one of those embarrassing conversations that women do not have except on commercials with Whoopie Goldberg, but here I am, telling you about it. For the past four years I have had to cross my legs every time I sneeze or cough. I can't run or even jump without peeing myself. When I realized that it was not going to go away and that it was affecting how I played and interacted with my kids, I decided I needed to do something about it.
All the Kegel exercises in the world have not helped. Olivia's birth was pretty traumatic to her as well as to me and my body. I just thought the result was something I would have to live with for the rest of my life. Then Dr. C told me about this surgery that he can do to fix my problem. It is called a sling. He can surgically place a mesh sling that will help close my urethra when I run, jump, cough or sneeze. Obviously I had some reservations about it, but when I talked to him today he put my mind at ease. I do not have to be under anesthesia, there will be no incision anywhere on my skin, and he has done the procedure hundreds of times. Of course there are risks, but they are minimal and he is confident that it will help me.
That's all I wanted to share with you. Maybe there is someone else out there who does not know there is a solution to the leg crossing, looking a fool while you sneeze problem. Now you know. Call your doctor! Better yet, call mine because the bonus is he is really cute ;)