June 26, 2010

Pregnant Girl Can't Hang

Well, we had a small scare today... Paul was going with some of our friends to a bar/restaurant down the street to watch the US vs. Ghana soccer game. Initially I wasn't going to go because I wanted to lay out this afternoon, but when we woke up this morning it was overcast so I decided to tag along. We were in a hurry to get over there because we knew it would be crowded and we wanted to get a spot so I didn't end up eating anything before we left the house. We got over there at about 10:30 and by 11:30 I was starving. Luckily I had some soy nuts in my purse so I snacked on those a little bit. 

An hour later was halftime and a friend of ours left to pick up some food for the group. Not soon enough, apparently. The bar was super crowded, all those people were sucking up all the oxygen, and there was nowhere to sit down. I started getting really hot and lightheaded so I decided to go to the restroom if only to sit down for a minute. Well of course there was a line (even though there were twice as many women's restrooms as men's haha) so I stood there leaning up against a walk-in cooler trying to get my body temperature down while I waited. I've gotten lightheaded before but it always passed really quickly; this would not pass and kept getting worse. 

I looked across the room, luckily caught Paul's attention, and motioned for him to come over there. When he got to me, I said "I feel like I'm going to faint." ... And then I fainted, right there in line, in front of half the bar. The next thing I remember Paul is holding me in his arms, like my knight in shining armor, and I said, "Put me down, I lost my shoe." No idea why I was concerned about that, but I seriously had no idea what happened so I guess I was just confused. 

Of course, everyone thought I was just really drunk so Paul had to explain I was pregnant over and over as we made our way out to the patio. Finally I got to sit down, get some air and some food, and I felt perfectly fine. It was really scary though for both of us. And poor Paul, the US scored our only goal while he was taking care of me, haha oops!

I definitely learned my lesson. No more crowded, enclosed areas when I haven't eaten. Oh, and don't ever not have eaten, and soy nuts don't count. I guess I just can't hang like I used to. 


  1. Bless your heart! I'm glad you're ok!

  2. PROTEIN! I always kept a protein bar or some pb crackers in my purse. Especially keeping up with a toddler this go around I had to keep something on me all the time. Granola bars were okay but the pbutter was 10x better at making me feel better!

  3. It was just your baby throwing his first tantrum, "I wanted to lay out! I wanted to lay out!"


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