So today we had the last of our 4 week apart obgyn appointments! Now we get to drive that drive every two weeks… booo! But I guess that does mean that we are almost done! I am so thrilled to get this child out of me you have no idea unless you have been through it yourself already.
It was funny when it was time to hear the baby’s heartbeat too because she put the little microphone on my belly and instantly the kid kicked it! I told her the thing moves all day long. Thank goodness she didn’t ask me if I was counting the kicks because I’m not! All I said was the kid was still for a total of 3 hours yesterday and that means it moves all of the time. She was happy with that answer and I am glad because I can’t keep track of the kicks. There isn’t enough time in the day.
The baby’s heart rate is still sitting at 150 too so who knows what it is by the heart rate. The guesses have start to subside- THANK GOODNESS. There is nothing more annoying than someone who can’t just accept the fact that I don’t care what it is right now.
I was happy to see that I have yet to gain 20 pounds this whole time too! Now that’s not to say I’m not pretty darn close because I am at 17.8 pounds but you have to give a girl something! I am beyond surprised at those numbers because I eat whatever I what and whenever I want. Which also lends a hand in the lack of stretch marks on my belly so far too. I am happy with my progress so far.
The doctor also said that since I am in so much pain from my back that it might be beneficial to try out physical therapy to see if there are any tips they can give me. I welcome their thoughts because I lay on the couch about 60% of my week and it is wearing this girl thin! All I want to do is unpack the house and my back won’t let me. She also said to try out a massage… hahaha! I win because I told Michael that is what I wanted for Mother’s Day and he said it was ‘too expensive‘. So I have decided I will tie my Mother’s Day gift from him and my birthday gift into one gift, a massage.
I got the doctor that I like to see this time which made me happy. And guess what… things got accomplished.
A little back story:
Around 25 weeks I went to the OB and told him I have this incredible itch that won’t go away and I have these blisters blah blah blah. This man didn’t even look at them and said take Benedryl because it was a ‘normal’ pregnancy thing. Umm… I don’t think so buddy but what do I know. He just wanted to go to lunch so he rushed me out of the office.
At my next appointment I saw his nurse practitioner and she said she had no idea what it was why don’t you just try some creams? Umm.. because they don’t work!
FINALLY today the only competent soul at this practice said ‘hmm.. I don’t have a clue what those are. Let’s schedule you to see a dermatologist and they can tell us what it is’. Holy Cow did someone just do their job correctly? I expect a doctor to refer me out if they don’t know and not just say I don’t know and let it rest. I have been spoiled with my family doctor because he would say I don’t know and would go grab his palm pilot and look it up or send me to someone who does know!
Thank goodness because I was 75% ready to switch my OB. The only thing that was stopping me was that Michael felt uncomfortable with switching because we were so far. I didn’t want to burst his bubble and say ‘sorry babe it’s coming out of me so I need to be comfortable not you!’