Monday, June 29, 2009

My fear of spiders has graduated to a whole new level

You know your arachnophobia is bad when you finally pull yourself out of your warm sleeping bag and tent, put on your shoes, grab your lantern and (after having put off the inevitable for well over an hour) run to the glorified bathroom the camp ground has to offer, find a GINORMOUS spider (we are talking HUGE) on the wall next to the toilet, so turn around walk halfway back to your campsite and find a bush to relieve yourself on. Then when the next bathroom run takes place you take yourself to the OTHER bathroom a quarter mile beyond the closest one just to avoid dealing with the nasty thing again.

Just as an FYI: Squatting to pee + being hugely pregnant = disaster/ peeing on yourself which you don't discover until AFTER you are safely beneath the blankets trying to get warm. You should try and avoid this at all costs!!

Overall, our camping trip was really a lot of fun :) Batman did some hiking with his bro and niece while all the moms (and mom-to-be) stayed and played cards in the comfort of a shaded picnic table, we both got some fresh mountain air, managed to get home with minimal mosquito bites (I didn't get ANY thanks to this glorious invention), ate some really good dutch oven cooking and had a great time visiting with our family.

MIL and niece even made a boat out of some bark, leaves and twigs and we sent it floating down the river.

Only one irritation arose when my BIL told me I looked like I was already full term, but I let it slide this time since my SIL is a freak of nature (meant in the KINDEST sense I assure you) and didn't even look half as pregnant as I do now, even when she was headed to the delivery room. The comparison is grossly skewed.

We would definitely go again, although I hope next time I don't have any brushes with death (I am convinced every spider I run in to wants to chew my face off) nor am I 25 wks pregnant (there are lots of watersports to try out and we missed out becuase of me).

Hopefully I'll have some pics sent to me in the next few days that I can post. My SIL is busy uploading them and getting them all photoshop-ified.

12 comments:

Shannon said...

Glad that you had a good time. Sounds lke you did great for being 25wks.

Christina said...

I'm glad you survived!

Josh said to me the other day that I look like I'm going to "pop". It's because his sister was my size while at term and I'm only 21 weeks.

Morgan said...

I'm glad youi are back and had a good time, well besides the spider and peeing on yourself some LOL!

Chelle said...

HAHA! This made me laugh out loud! You paint quite a picture!

Amy said...

Sounds like a good time minus the spider.

Ophelia said...

Haha! PEE PANTS! PEE PANTS!

Rikki said...

Just for the record I think you are a little insane to even go camping to start off, let alone while pregnant. LOL.

I'm glad you had fun and that spider didn't try to kill you.

Melissa said...

I'm glad you survived your camping trip, although I'm giggling a little about the whole pee incident.

I'm a total arachnophobe as well. I once saw a spider the size of a golf ball in my garage (maybe 3 or 4 weeks ago?) - I haven't stepped foot in there since.

Katie said...

I'm glad you survived the trip! I was wondering how it went. And I would do the exact same thing (pee in a bush). I'm terrified of spiders!!! One of the many reasons I don't camp. :)

just me, dawn said...

glad to hear you survived :) you are way braver than me....i wouldn't even attempt camping while pregnant :)

Jen said...

Glad to hear that you had a great time. I don't know if I would go camping now, let alone at 25 weeks pregnant! You go girl!!

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