Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Spring is Sprung

At the risk of sounding obsessional, What-On-Earth-Is-Going-On?!

I know I've just been away for a week so appointments have been hard to come by and all that, but SIX antenatal bookings in two days! This is getting beyond a joke. And they'll all be queuing for trolleys in the delivery room in November / December if my surgeries are in any way representative. (And you might have guessed I don't do home deliveries).

So what was it about February this year that has resulted in this little baby boom? Could we be witnessing the results of a cold and dismal winter combined with a Gas Price hike of monumental proportions here. It's starting to feel like the good/bad old days of the three day week and the nightly power cuts with their resulting "baby boom". I know the TV schedules haven't been up to much lately, but do people really have nothing better to do with their time nowadays?

What's the matter with a nice game of Scrabble, a cup of Horlicks or a long bracing walk in the fresh air then eh?

Of course it's nothing to do with the fact that we haven't had a Family Planning Nurse since our last one left on maternity leave now is it?

Right now that's out of my system perhaps we can go back to the wry observations about health, illness and the like instead of all this talk about babies and child-birth and such.....

5 comments:

Moof said...

"Of course it's nothing to do with the fact that we haven't had a Family Planning Nurse since our last one left on maternity leave now is it?

*LOL*! :o)

Doctor Jest said...

moof-- and the sad thing is I didn't make that bit up for effect :-(

Moof said...

Doh! ... I'm sorry to hear that, Dr. Jest.

There does seem to be a baby boom this year - here in the states too.

Doesn't it seem that these things come in cycles?

Doctor Jest said...

Seem to recall from Gynae days that cycles come into it somewhere ;-)

Moof said...

"Seem to recall from Gynae days that cycles come into it somewhere ;-)"

Hmmm ....

*Tries to sneak a peek at Dr. Jest's medical diploma* ...

*cough*