Tuesday, May 12, 2009

2 more OB appointments

I've been so busy, I haven't taken time to post about my last two OB appointments. I probably could have found the time after the appointment I had on the 24th of April, but I was so upset by how that appointment went, I didn't really feel in the mood to write about it.

My appointment time was 10:15, but we ended up getting to the office at 10:00. I was hoping that would mean we might be able to get in a little early, but I was never more wrong. We sat in the waiting room for an hour before the nurse finally called me back. They always want a urine sample, so I try not to go before leaving home -which has been instilled in me since I was a little girl. This time I really wish I had listened to my instinct and gone...my bladder was ready to burst! After the nurse weighed me, had me give my sample (thank the Lord!!), and took me back to an exam room to take my pulse and blood pressure, we waited another 35 or so minutes before the doctor came in.

I was NOT happy. I was tired, hungry, and VERY cranky. If it hadn't been for Jason stopping me, I would have walked out. On top of that, we had no one to watch the other two kids, so we had to bring them with us and they were getting very sick of waiting around. I brought each of them a little bag of toys they hadn't played with in a while and a few books, but the novelty didn't last long before they were bored and sick of being at the doctors' office. I can't say I blame them.

Here are some 30-week baby bump pictures from 4-24-09:

My appointment on the 8th of May went better. We still had to wait a while, but it wasn't nearly as long as the last appointment which took about 2 hours total. This one was just under an hour total. My doctor was able to pick up on the baby's heartbeat right away and she said it was normal. There really wasn't anything out of the ordinary for that appointment, but I guess that's a good thing. I didn't get any baby bump pictures taken, but with it only having been 2 weeks since the last ones were taken, I doubt I've changed too drastically...though I'm feeling more and more huge every day!

My next appointment is scheduled for the 26th of May.