I had my monthly doctors appointment today and it was yet again one of those situations where we were in the waiting room for an hour, waiting in the actual room for 45 minutes, and honestly talked to the doctor for maybe five minutes. I am so lucky that this pregnancy is going so easy, but after investing all that time, I wish there was more to say than, "You are doing great! See you in four weeks!" Not that I want him to like make a pot of coffee and have a discussion on politics, but it seems like my time is worth more than that. Lets TALK about the baby doc! Something like, "What do you think it is?? Boy or Girl? Is everything looking normal? What exactly is normal about it? Please give details..." Of course in his defence, he says "Do you have any questions or concerns?" and I always just say, "Nope!" *Huge smile and wave* I am sure he loves us. We help to get him back on schedule!
There are a few things that are worth mentioning from the appointment. First, this was going to be my first appointment without Nick. The wait is always so long, and it seemed silly to have him go just for the "See ya in four weeks!" discussion. When I walked into the office my cell rang and it was Nick. He was on his way. It was so sweet of him, and I was honestly glad for the company. Still, I really don't know if he will be back again until they promise some action after this long of a wait. (action being an ultrasound or the hope of a baby!).
Second, I managed to gain six pounds in four weeks. Therefore, I managed to more than double the entire amount of weight I have gained over the entire pregnancy. I would love to pretend that I have NO IDEA how this happened, but I think all the McDonald's breakfasts, and the cookies and milk and ice cream and pizza rolls and...well, you get the idea. I have been eating. They said not to worry about the six pounds because I needed the weight to catch up to where they want my weight to be. I celebrated this news by getting a Big Mac combo on the way home from the appointment. I wonder if they will be so okay with it next month...they also asked if I was exercising and I believe I took on the look of a deer in head lights. I stuttered and laughed, then said, "Well, I mean...I am sure I get SOME exercise, like, walking around the house" *Large smile hoping to close the subject all together*. She said she knows its hard, but I SHOULD try to exercise a little. Right.
Besides that, there was actual talk of birthing classes. Seriously! Apparently it is time to sign up for birthing classes! and a discussion on contractions and what is normal vs. what to call about. SERIOUSLY! They are talking to me about CONTRACTIONS. Like they think I will eventually have this baby and have to know about these things! I do the gestational diabetes test at my next appointment because I WILL BE IN MY THIRD TRIMESTER. Right. Crazy talk. So I guess it was an eventful five minutes of doctor/nurse time, and that is something...