As in Chicken. As in my son has them. The pox. All over his tiny weensy body. It is dreadful to look at. Poor boy. We were waiting and waiting deciding whether we should get the vaccine (dude, there are a million more vaccines now than when we were kids). Anyhoo, we just decided last week to go ahead and get the shot, but me missed our chance. Bummer for us.
I think it hurts me more than it hurts him. But we are a bit nervous about S, seeing as she’s 6 weeks pregnant. She should be fine, she did have chicken pox at age 15, but people do get them twice. People like J, at Cheese and Whine, for instance. Who, btw, I spent some quality time with last week. With her wife, S, and they are so funny and nice. They (like all y’all living in states that don’t allow 2nd parent adoption) should totally move here and we can all be mommy friends. Typically, “mommy friends” are the people you hang out with because you both have kids but you wouldn’t be friends with them otherwise. J and S, are people I would totally be friends with even with out babies, or arduous baby making in common. Seriously, they rock. So move here already. You know you want to. We have nice`whether ALL the time. And lesbians. Hot ones. And Ethiopian food.
Anyway, back to the pox. If a pregnant woman gets chicken pox during the 1st 20 weeks it can cause birth defects. Big time. Yeah. Like physical deformities. So I called our OB today to see if S needs to do anything like get a viral load blood test to see how immune she is.