Friday, May 02, 2008

When Boring = Greatness

*P-word appointment discussed below*

My OB appointment this morning was uneventful and as I've said before, I wouldn't want it any other way.

Urine good. BP fine. I was delighted when I got on the scale and it read that I was (only) up 25-26 lbs. That equates to a pound a week so I am happy with that. I knew my digital scale at home was up to evil tricks. He is still on my shit list after the last reading so I can no longer depend on him to reliably tell me how I'm gaining. Incompetent bastard.

Sunshine is still doing a phenomenal job in there. After an inactive day yesterday in which I nearly had a bowel movement in my pants out of fear, his heartbeat is still nice and strong at 149. Fundal height is right on target. I asked the OB about kick counting and she said NOT to do it. She said that every baby is different when it comes to movement and if I start counting kicks, I will just drive myself bonkers. She said to take note of his usual pattern and if I notice I haven't felt movement in a 12-24 hour period, I could call them for an ultrasound aka technological reassurance.

I was given my glucola drink and instructions for my GTT, which is in 2 weeks. I should also get my Rho-gham shot at that appointment. I'm really not dreading either one. In a way, I'm excited. I consider it another long-awaited milestone. I am pretty confident that I don't have GD and I just want to get it over with. I mean, you never know for sure but I am choosing to be blissfully naive at this point and not to drive myself crazy with worry. I do that enough between listeriosis, toxoplasmosis and other much more rare diseases. I have a 3% chance of having GD and about a .000008% chance of contracting listeria yet the latter scares me half to death. Go figure. I've been there, done that twice now with the Rho-gham so it no longer intimidates me. I'm thrilled that at least this time, I'm not being stabbed in the ass after the news that my baby has just unknowingly died inside of me. At least I pray not.

From now through 36 weeks, I will be going to the OB every 2 weeks. And then it is every week. Can it already be that time? I was able to schedule all of my remaining appointments right smack until my due date. It's unreal to look at the piece of paper with all of the dates listed. There really aren't that many - just 9 more appointments. We can get there. We will get there.

Today's an optimistic day.


Fertilized said...

I am glad to read about your optimistic day!

Good luck with the upcoming appointments. My dr told me not to do the kick count either.

Hilary (The Trying Game) said...

That is so weird. Yesterday, I ALSO had an "inactive day yesterday in which I nearly had a bowel movement in my pants out of fear". AND my good friend who is a week ahead of me in her pregnancy also had the same thing happen. Full moon??

That is very interesting and good to know about kick counting. I have been kinda informally doing it in my head and yes, it IS driving me bonkers. Maybe I should let up.

I am so happy to hear all is going so well and congrats on another "uneventful" appointment!

Go Sunshine!!!

Emily said...

Hooray for you and feeling optimistic!

So nice to hear the worry in your type disapate slightly :)

deanna said...

I love boring!!! Keep bringing it!

Anonymous said...

Still so happy for you and Sunshine! I am so proud of him! And really can't believe that you only have 9 appointments left. Crazy Cool:)

Holly Crosley said...

Hooray for boring appointments!! You are doing great!! I can't wait to meet this perfect little boy in just a couple more months!!

Ms. Infertile said...

Great news that your appointment was uneventful. Only 9 more appointments!

Geohde said...

Time does fly when it's other people's pregnancies, I could SWEAR that mine is taking at least twice as long!


Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

So exciting! It's definitely nice to go to appointments and come out knowing that everything is good. I'm with you on the kick counts. My office is similar to yours, my nurse just wants me to take note of patterns and if I don't feel anything have some juice and see if that works and if not then to call. I can deal with that.

You can do it and you will do it! Just a few more weeks! :) HUGS!

Elizabeth said...

I got teh same advice about kick counts, when I had a freak-out around 23 weeks.

You're doing awesome! So excited for you!

Emily said...


FWIW, my OB said "NO kickcounts" too. I worried b/c EVERYONE on FF does them. But I put that out of my mind. When I had an "inactive day" I'd just lay down for a while. which would *usually* get him moving.

So glad everything is "boring"!

Dr. Grumbles said...

Let's hear it for boring!