Doctors Doctors Everywhere!

Yesterday was my doctor appointment for my monthly check up to make sure everything is fine and the dreaded sugar test. I got there early like we always do when riding the bus and I sat and waited and waited and waited. My doctor was running late, which I understood so I waited patiently because honestly what good does it do for me to get upset? It just makes me and the baby out of sorts, so all the nurses were thanking me for being patient. LOL.

I had to drink 10 ounces of this glucose stuff and sit for another hour so they can take blood and if it was high then I would have to do another 3 hour test. For me, I have never had to do the 3 hour test, ever. I did not plan on having to do it this time either. LOL. Their blood pressure machine hates me. It never works right with me. So, I had to have my blood pressure taken 3 times and it was still kind of high. I told them that I was stressed about the sugar test because it always makes me feel terrible!

You can’t eat or drink anything for at least 2 hours before and of course the hour you are waiting on your blood to be taken. I stopped all eating and drinking a bit before noon and my appointment was supposed to be at 2:45 pm, but I did not get taken back until almost 3:30 pm. So yeah. I was a  hot pregnant mess after. LOL. M went to the closest gas station and got me a couple of bottles of cold water which helps right after. It flushes the sugar through the system quicker, at least in my case.

I have another appointment at the end of September, actually the same day as Jeff’s but earlier. In October I have to see an orthopedic doctor for my knee because at the beginning of August, I thought I just tweaked it a bit, but it has not gotten better, in fact it has gotten worse pain wise. So to be on the safe side, they made me an appointment to get it checked. M’s surgery is in 13 days if Amazon can get off their butts and get the paper work done.. If not and we have to reschedule, it might have to wait until after the baby is born.

Of course M has all the pre surgery appointments on September 8th and I am supposed to have my ultrasound done on the 21st too. I am thinking I might have to reschedule that because he would have just had surgery the week before that and might not be up to going anywhere or doing anything.

Oh, did I mention that I managed to schedule 2 appointments on the exact same day for the exact same time?!? Yep! I sure did! WIC and my doctor appointment yesterday. I am so glad that WIC called Friday to remind me of that appointment, so I rescheduled it for Sept. 10th. Then after I scheduled it, I got off the phone and could not remember when it was!! Baby brain strikes again!! So, I called this morning to find out and actually wrote it down this time and put it on the calendar. I also had to reschedule the ortho appointment for me because they had originally scheduled it for the day after M’s knee surgery at 8:15 AM! Are you KIDDING me?!?! Um, no.

The baby is doing well, and I have lost another 3 pounds between visits. Which honestly is a good thing. I am almost back down to the weight when I went in for the first appointment. I wish it was me doing this, but the baby sometimes, okay most of the time does not let me eat much. I think I have gotten to eat maybe 3-4 whole dinners in the month of August with out her pitching a fit! If I had been in shape and weighing what I was supposed to weigh in the beginning, this might be cause for concern, but since I started over weight, it is okay. Her heart rate was 135, which is perfect. She is the right size and all too.. so that is good news!

M’s parents will be here in October and we are excited!! Starting to count down the days! Of course I am wishing for fall weather now.. it would be nice.. but it still feels like summer here for now. Ugh. Well, I am tired and Jeff is kind of out of sorts today.. So I have to run!

-Ciao!


Uber Busy and Happenings!

Okay, so most of you know I am pregnant again, since the doctor appointment on June 1st I have been literally doing something baby related every single week this month! That trend continued Monday with the first ultrasound I had. Basically everything with the baby is looking great and is right on target. I have to go back in late July for another ultrasound for anatomy and gender but I will more than likely know the gender before that because as I am in ‘an advanced stage of aging’ to be pregnant, I elected to have genetic testing done. Basically they are screening for things like Down’s Syndrome and other chromosome issues. It will let us prepare the family and ourselves for what we are up against when the baby is born. M and I talked about it and we agreed we needed to know. 

The Monday before that was WIC for me which totally bombed. Sigh. I did not have half the stuff I needed with me at that appointment and I thought I had it. Yeah. It went really badly so I had to reschedule for this upcoming Monday the 23rd. Which is okay because Jeff had a WIC appointment then anyway, but I was originally just going to send M to pick up his stuff and I was going to stay home and rest., but now that is out the window! 

Then on the 29th is my doctor appointment. This past Monday however, I way overdid it with all the walking! We were downtown and had lunch, went to the doctor, had blood work done, went to the library and got library cards. I ended up checking out a few books, 2 for Jeff and 1 for me. Then walked back to the bus stop and had to walk back home. I am still in recovery mode today. 

I am still working on another title for this blog and possibly changing the theme some. So don’t panic if you show up here and everything is different! I need to run. 

-Ciao!