This has been the only time in my life when I actually look forward to and enjoy my scheduled doctor visits. I have always feared the doctor’s office expecting to be told I am dying even when visiting for a sinus infection or sore throat. The thought of needing a physicians care invokes irrational fears in my quite creative mind and I began my pregnancy and frequent doctor visits anticipating bad news each time. Lucky enough, each vile of blood that was drawn and tested for multiple diseases, deficiencies and so on, came back with positive news that allowed me to relax and think “maybe I will live”.
So last week we embarked upon our 19 week visit that once again put me at ease…that is, except for the weight gain. Take a look at my stats below –
Pee: good! (I still don’t know exactly what they are checking for here)
Weight gain over 4 weeks: 8 lbs (hmmm, yea. Not on target! I almost fell over, but my doctor assured me that most women’s weight spikes around this timeframe and that I have nothing to worry about yet.)
Blood Pressure: good
Heartbeat: Good, I guess. Didn’t get the heart rate number this time. Now that I know we are expecting a girl I don’t worry as much as to the high or low of the number (we were always trying to guess the gender previously based on this) and am content with knowing the heart is strong and the beats are consistent.
Concerns: I asked the doctor if I should avoid any cleaning supplies, he responded in a whisper “How would you like me to respond?” (wink, wink) with my husband sitting next to me. He said that as long as I was not using cleaning products for a extend period of time in a small area I should be fine. We also discussed getting the flu shot (which I am not completely sold on).
Our next visit is the week of Christmas! Can’t wait to know how my little angel is doing then. And hopefully the scale will be a bit more kind!