Today I am very relieved! Not because it is Spring Day as it may as well still be winter – it is freezing and windy and not very pleasant, but because I don’t have chicken pox.
I think some of you know that I volunteer at a children’s home in town through my work. Well a couple of weeks ago it was my turn to go and help with homework. I enjoy going there so no problem. It was fun and although I noticed that a couple of the girls were not there I did not ask. Sometimes they have extra mural activities that keep them away. I went back on Friday as we drop of cake and balloons on each of the girls in our cottage’s birthdays. I saw the girls that I had not seen on the Wednesday and asked why they were not at school. I was told that they were sick so asked what was wrong. Chicken Pox! I RAN out of there rather quickly. The house mother just laughed and did not seem that concerned.
Needless to say I was upset (to say the least). I went back and researched Chicken pox and pregnancy and it was not good. The worst time to get it is before 20 weeks (me). The only good thing was that I recall having it as a child so should be immune. The incubation period is 9 – 14 days and in this time every itch I feel I double check. Thankfully my immune system seems to be functioning just fine and neither I nor the girl I was with on the Wednesday contracted it.
I the home a letter and have asked that in the future if any of the girls have any contagious or childhood diseases that we be informed. Not only because I am pregnant but we are a very small company and with less than 10 people working in this office if something like that goes around and 2 or more people are off for a week or so it could be devastating.
At least for now, that worry is over. Now bring on Spring!!!