elizabethluscomb

An Early Update

Liz LuscombComment
Some things have changed since my 28th pregnancy update.  I finally made my appointment for today & of course the midwife reamed my behind for missing my January prenatal visit.  I don't care though, it's the same thing every time I go...watch your weight, watch your blood pressure, eat this not that, baby heart rate good.  See ya next month.  It's a waste of my time, really.

I've been pretty testy today and I'm sure it will show in my writing tonight, so I'm going to apologize for being an attitudy-Judy, ahead of time. 

Moving on. 

First, I get to the doctor's office and I'm having to wait as usual & I happen to be the most impatient person when it comes to visiting a doctor.  I'm one of those patients who will walk out if  I don't feel like waiting.  

With every passing minute, I become more and more irritated.  Then, as I am supposed to be the next one called back, the unorganized midwife grabs the other woman's file and took her back instead.  Both I and the receptionist tried to stop her, but it was too late.  The other lady was already on the table.  *Sigh*  So I wait some more...and some more...and some more...FINALLY, a half hour later I get to go back.  First thing she does is take my blood pressure and tells me it is high.  I said, "I wonder why."  144/84

She takes it a couple more times and I'm trying to breathe in and out to calm my ruffled feathers and it finally went back to normal.  122/80 *whew* crisis averted.  At least I thought it was.  Because it was high this ONE time, she has me peeing in a bucket for 24 hours and then on Friday I have to go all the way back there to drop it off, drink that nasty orange drink (sugar test) that doctor's torture women with & have blood work done.  Geesh!  (there are three different midwives and I have to visit with all of them at least twice.  This lady is the one I don't get along with very well.  I like my first one waaaay better.)  
Left: My urine bucket  Right: My nasty sugar drink

Needless to say, hopefully everything comes out looking spiffy and my blood pressure returns to normal.  She told me I have to eat a diet of nothing but mainly protein.  I'm not allowed to eat more than one serving of carbs with every meal! ACK! She is just trying to make my day bad, now...lol.  Just Kidding.  But I totally felt picked on and I don't like it one bit.  I just keep reminding myself that it is all for the best in the long run.  A healthy mama equals a healthy baby.  ----Breathe in and breathe out----

OH! I almost forgot.  The geniuses in the office have changed my due date back to April 14th which means I am 29 weeks and 6 days along.  basically 7 1/2 months instead of 7 months.

I feel like I should put a happy picture I took earlier today with Scout after all the negative stuff I just dumped on you guy's!