Friday, July 27, 2012
I'm Going To Be A Great Mom
Now, I'll also admit I've been slightly stupid when it comes to my pregnancy. (Hence the drug use.) For example, a few weeks ago the husband and I went up to San Francisco for a long weekend getaway for his birthday. While we were there we decided to rent bikes and ride from Union Square (downtown San Francisco) across the Golden Gate Bridge, to Saulsalito and then back through Golden Gate Gardens. Now, I know what you are already thinking...this sounds amazing. Oh wait, were you thinking a pregnant woman should probably not take on such a ride? Then you would be right. About fifteen minutes into our ride we found ourselves cruising along with traffic along Fisherman's Wharf. As we were about to exit the traffic area, the husband yelled back at me, "Careful of the edges leftover from the old trolley systems!" Now, for those of you non-bike riders, edges can be really dangerous because your wheel can catch them and then slide. But, I've been riding for almost ten years, ridden thousands of miles and I've caught some edges so I knew what I was doing. However, after about two minutes of the husband's warning, I found myself catching an edge, screaming a small profanity and falling off my bike. Go ahead gasp.
Now, the worst part of the fall wasn't the fact that my hand got cut up, or the fact that my baby - in order to torture me, decided not to move until that night - but what happened when I rolled over and everyone saw me. Initially, everyone was like, "Oh, poor idiot, who fell off her bike," and then they were like, "She's PREGNANT! Call Children Protective Services!!" I have never felt worse in my life. My child isn't even born yet, and people are calling me an unfit mother. (I guess it's good training for when I leave my children at stores or forget to match their clothes...I'm kidding, I'll always match their clothes.)
Anyway, the baby is great. I promise. I was able to take the fall on my side, I've been to the doctor twice now and she's doing great. As for me, I haven't been on a bike since, and my social worker says I can be alone with my baby after a year of close observation. So, not all bad.