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I have a best friend during pregnancy and it is a little chalky disc called a TUMS! I SUFFER from heartburn during pregnancy and it is just miserable. I don't like the name heartburn because I would describe it more as "throatburn." I have two sensations in my throat at all times: 1. The first is a feeling of acid bubbling in my esophagus. I tell Steve all the time that if I pass in the night it is because my esophagus just melted from the acid. We can hear the acid popping in my throat. 2. After I take a Tums or Pepcid or drink a little milk, I feel as if I have a huge lump of biscuit dough stuck in my throat.
I keep Tums by my bed at night and usually take about 6 through the night. Yesterday when Emily came in at 6:00 and stood about 2 inches from my face as I kept my eyes closed, she said, "Mama take you medicine." I opened my eyes and saw she was holding the last Tums I had left on the bedside table. I really didn't feel the need to take the Tums, but how could I not with that sweet little voice giving me instructions. I slowy chewed the Tums, swallowed and then Emily said as she clapped, "yeah Mama, good girl!"
We really must watch how be behave because someone is always watching us. I always clap and tell Emily she is a good girl when she takes her medicine. It is so funny how little ones pick up on things. It was a reminder to be a Christ-like example in all I say and do.

Comments

Hillary said…
That's great! Sweet Emily was taking care of her mama!
Robyn Beele said…
Oh you poor thing. That must be awful! Thank God for Tums!
Kelly said…
That's hilarious!!!!!!
pinkmommy said…
What a cute story.

And you are so right. The Princess repeats everything I do. Sometimes it's a good thing, and sometimes a little scary.
Leigh Ann said…
Oh, Laurie, I know how that feels. I had terrible heartburn while pregnant and ate Tums like they were going out of style. The good thing is there IS an end in sight. As soon as Ella Grace came into the world, my heartburn disappeared! Thanks for the reminder. Little ones are taking in what we say and how we act all the time! I forget that sometimes!

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