Nov. 14th Doctor’s Appointment

I had another doctor’s appointment today.  It went really well.  I had to be screened for gestational diabetes.  I chose the fruit punch flavor of the drink I had to down in 5 minutes.  It really wasn’t too bad.  Tasted like a melted popsicle and since I like sweet stuff so much I kind of liked it.  The nurse called me back and gave me some information about labor and delivery.  She gave me a number to call to set up my pre-delivery appointment with the hospital.  She also had me sign my consent for pain medication and gave me some forms to fill out for St. Joe’s.  As she was going over this information I found myself a little overwhelmed with emotion, I had to fight back the tears.  My response surprised me a little bit.  I just don’t think it has really sunk in that tomorrow I start my third trimester and that this pregnancy really is almost over.  Today I realized that the labor and delivery isn’t a ways down the road…nope, it’s in my near future.  2.5 months or less.  And I know how fast that amount of time will go.  Having a son isn’t going to be a fantasy for much longer.  I guess that realization really hit me today as the nurse was giving me all of this information and I found myself a little emotional.

Anyway, after that the doctor came in and he had all good things to say.  I’ve gained 16lbs to date and Dr. Urquhart said, “Perfect.  Absolutely perfect.  I’d like you to gain about 10 more pounds to put you at 26lbs total weight gain.  This should put you back at your pre-pregnancy weight by your 6 week postpartum check up.”  This put a rather big smile on my face.  I like it when a doctor calls me perfect. =)  Baby’s heart rate was in the 140’s and my blood pressure was normal.

Now, as long as I DON’T get a phone call from Valley Medical tomorrow about today’s test results I’ll be in good shape.  “No news is good news.”  Crossing my fingers!!

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