Tuesday, December 16, 2008

So Happy to Be Home

Hooray! We're home again! I'm really glad I had the opportunity to go to H.o.n.g K.o.n.g., but I'm very happy to be home. My travel paranoia really kicked in when there was a big news story right after we arrived about chickens on a local farm dying of bird flu! I calmed down after I read up on it, realized there have only been 20 human cases in H.o.n.g K.o.n.g (and none in the past five years). And the workers on the poultry farm didn't have it, so I figured the chances of me catching it were pretty darn slim. Nonetheless, I did eat more beef for the rest of the trip! :)

I'll talk more about the trip later. I was really proud of myself because I found my way around the city all by myself while Mr. X was working. We saw some really cool and some really surprising things (one of which was that I didn't expect things to be so Christmasy there). And I was a really bad international traveler in terms of my eating. We had exactly one meal of Chinese food! Of course, there are tons of interesting international restaurants there, but I ended up eating lots of pizza, burgers, and American breakfast food (I had oatmeal for dinner one night). Usually, I really want to eat the local food, but this time I was just trying not to end up too nauseated, and familiar was good.

We completely crashed last night--we got home from the airport and I was asleep within 2 hours. I went to bed at 8:30 and woke up at 10:15 this morning! I had a doctor's appointment at 11 (good thing I woke up at 10:15). It took a long time (relatively speaking--I'm sure it was only a few minutes, but it felt like an eternity) for the doctor to find the heartbeat today. After a while, he mentioned that the battery was dying and that he'd go into the other room to replace it, and then try again. Shortly after that, he found it. I was so relieved! I had really started to panic in those few minutes.

So, one quick question: Does anyone take fish oil that doesn't taste like fish oil? I'm taking these capsules (well, I was until a couple of days ago), and I realized one day on the trip that I wouldn't have felt nauseated at all if I hadn't been burping fish oil all day (still makes me shudder to think of it). Anyone know of a good brand?


Sew Infertile said...

I take Nordic Naturals. You have to be really careful with fish oil and make sure it is not synthetic. I am sure you know this, sorry to preach.

I LOVE this stuff! It is the greatest thing in the world! I always recommend starting at 1/2 to 1/4 of the recommended serving and working your way up. I thought my intestines were going to explode when I first started taking it.

I have taken the oil and the pill form. I like the oil form, but the pill form doesn't taste like fish.

I buy the unflavored. I take it with water. I pour water in my mouth, pour the fish oil and chug the rest of the water. I also take the pills. I actually take a tablespoon a day! I know it is a lot, but I think it is so good for you!

But my skin is so supple and it just feels more vibrant.

Beth said...

wow. This is good to know. What other benefits are there to taking fish oil?

Find joy in every journey said...

I have also taken Nordic Naturals. They really are the best. A little pricey but definately worth the money. Glad to hear you had a great trip and you heard the heartbeat!

Hafsa said...

Hooray for the heartbeat, glad you made it back safely :)

a thorn in the pew said...

Glad you are back and baby is well. I look forward to hearing about your trip.

JellyBelly said...

i'm glad to hear that all is well!

btw, i've nominated you for a blog award! :)


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