The elusive OB
I’m back from my monthly ob appointment although a bit late to work. Oh well. I got in and visited the wheel of pee. Annoyingly I didn’t have to go much. I gave them as much as I could, which wasn’t much and wondered if they were going to say something about it. I sat down and then got called back to be weighed. I mentioned my small sample and she said don’t worry about it, all they needed was a drop so it was fine. Yea for not having to pee again. I got weighed and I forgot what my number on their scale was last time and what it was this time because I didn’t get the digital scale. I am pretty sure she said I was down a few pounds so yea for that. I think it was about accurate with my at home spreadsheet that I keep track of my weight each week.
After that I got put in a room, got my blood pressure checked, and then they said the ob will be right in to see me. I waited and waited some more. After a while the midwife who I met the very first time I came in and said the ob is running late, would I like to have my visit with her. I was like well I had to wait last time and I haven’t met her before. I also didn’t want to have my visit with the midwife since I didn’t come away with a good feeling last time and I had questions I wanted answered. So I waited and waited some more. She finally came at 10 something. I don’t know why they say she will be right in when she wasn’t even in the office yet. That’s dumb. She was nice though and I’m glad I waited to meet her. She specifically asked if I had questions first which was good. The nurses anr people before never seem to ask that or at least that I remember. So I got my questions answered.
She said in regards to movement/kicking – As long as I get one something every single day it’s fine. She said he might be turned away that he is kicking and moving, but I just don’t feel it yet. She said they don’t start kick counting until the third trimester. That made me feel better and hopefully will make me freak out less.
She said leaking pee is normal and highly doubted it was amniotic fluid. She said try keigels but it may or may not work. In regards to the acne she said any topical stuff you can buy at the grocery store over the counter is fine. She said no to retin-a which I thought she might. I had some from when I was a teen, but I think I threw it out because it was expired. She also said that round ligament pain is probably at it’s worst now, but will calm down soon which made me happy.
She listened for the heartbeat which she found right away at 150 I think. I was amazed at how fast she found him but she said there is less room for him to hide now. I think she measured my belly but didn’t say anything, which I guess means it’s fine.
She seemed to look at my chart a little more in depth than the others which was nice too. She said I will have another appointment in a month which will take me to about 27 weeks and then I will start going every two weeks. Wow. I can’t believe I am almost at the point for going every two weeks. I kinda like that because it means I won’t have to wait as long to know everything is ok.
So all is well with the little man and now I just have to make it through the next month with no issues. The next time I go back will be my birthday week 🙂 I really hope I don’t have to do the glucose test on my birthday. They haven’t said anything about when I’m going to do that and I didn’t want to bring it up to remind them, but I figure it’s coming soon. I did it once fasting because of my pcos and I had the worst time drinking that stuff. I almost threw up. Blech. So hopefully it will go better this time.
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