Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I call her Chicken. It sounds horrible, right? Well, I once heard a woman call her three little girls Chooks (Kiwi word for Chickens) and it fit - since she had this little collection of girls waddling along behind her. I called Oceana and Naomi Chooks, then Chicks. And now Chicken. It's okay, it's a term of endearment.

Anyways - this little chicken, does not have the Chicken Pox! I'm relieved, albeit it annoyed that I went into quarantine for 4 days unnecessarily. After showing a friend Naomi's spots yesterday, she told me they looked nothing like her daughter's spots (4 weeks ago). I told Matt, who agreed. So after discussion at home group last night with a bunch of other mums, I decided it was time to go to the doctor and figure it out once and for all.

It wasn't until this morning, just 2 hours before the appointment that I remembered the words of the nurse 2 weeks ago. "In two weeks, you may see some spots, which are a reaction to the MMR vaccine." (I know there's a lot of debate about vaccines, but I've done my research and chosen to vaccinate).

That's exactly what it was - just the body's way of ridding itself of some extra antibodies. She'd come up with about 20 spots/blisters. They weren't itchy, she wasn't sick, and they weren't crusting over like pox should. Anyways, we're out of quarantine, and I can stop worrying! We still managed to dodge the chicken pox!


  1. Hallelujah! So glad to hear it's NOT chicken pox!

  2. LOL! I've called my kids chickens for years! Definitely a term of endearment! So glad that Naomi didn't have chicken pox!

    :-) Sarah from NM

  3. thank goodness it wasnt hand foot and mouth either!

    I see nothing wrong with chicken, I call my boys bubba. All of them respond to it as if it were their names. When they were born they all had big ol heads, big ol eyes, and just looked like bubbas. it stuck.