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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

27 Week Dr. Check Up

When I was pregnant with Norah, I got kinda annoyed with dr. check-ups at this point: they take about 5 minutes (weight, pee in a cup, blood pressure, measure belly, listen to baby's heart beat, on your way), and I got annoyed that the drive there and the wait time took way longer than the actual appointment.

But, on a day like today when Jerry stayed home with Norah and I went to the dr. alone, I actually relished the wait time. I took my Nook along and enjoyed the glory of time to myself spent reading. Dr. is stuck at the hospital with an emergency c-section? Okey-dokey! No one is going "Mama, mama, mama, mama, mama," so I'm cool waiting.

Everything checked out fine: blood pressure is good (110/60), weight gain is good (I've gained 17 lbs so far), urine apparently checked out fine, I'm measuring on track, and the baby's HR sounded great. End of appointment! Plus, I got to read about 30 pages in my book -- bonus!

Next week, I have to go to the lab for the yucky glucose test, but the upside to drinking that super-sugary drink on an empty stomach is that I have to sit in the office there for an hour -- I can barely fathom the alone time! Awesome. Too bad they don't have super-comfy beds to lay down on in the waiting room because that's the only way it could be better: sleepy time!

16 comments:

Nobel4Lit said...

Maybe video games or cell phone games would help??

Marlene said...

Yesterday I got all cozy at the dental office (well as cozy as possible without a couch or bed and blanket) reading my book whiel I waited for my appointment. It's just too bad I had to endure that 45 minutes in the dentist's chair after. :S

Awesome that everything is looking good!

Stacey said...
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Stacey said...

Alone time is fabulous!!

Krissy said...

I know the feeling! The fact that I can sit and read a full magazine without any interuptions in the waiting room is lovely! Isn't it funny how you almost feel bad for thinking that but you start to realize how to enjoy that alone time whenever and whatever way you can get it!

Sounds like you are doing great, I hope for many weeks ahead of an easy pregnancy for you! Oh yeah and I have been known to fall asleep on the table when waiting for the doc to enter the room on a busy day! So bad but I take the rest when I can get it! And since I have been basically living at the docs office lately I soak it in.

N.D. said...

glad everything is going well and on track. I completely agree sitting there and waiting - LOVE it now. Moments of peace.

MCM Mama said...

Glad it's all going well. I love moments of peace and quiet.

Carly said...

I love the waiting at the docs office now ( most of the time) then I get to catch up on my People.

Crystal said...

Do you like Suduku? I have become addicted to it lately on the Nook. That would pass the time quickly.

Christine said...

Its funny because I just had an annual appointment and it felt so weird that I hadn't seen my doctor in almost a year! When you start going every week, you almost feel like they are a part of your family..then all of a sudden a year goes by and you haven't seen them once. It was fun catching up with him.

Heather said...

Nice alone time, however you can get it! What are you reading?

lifestudent said...

I didnt mind the apts with Brooke, but the second time I found them to be more irritating. I'd get a sitter, drive 25 minutes for a 5 minute apt, drive 25 back ... and it just felt like a waste. There were so many other things I wanted to / needed to be doing. Glad you found a way to make the most of your appointment today!

Amber said...

I had to do the 3 hour glucose test, and I totally said that to the lab tech! They need a room with cots or something, both because I was sleepy and because you don't feel the hunger so badly when you sleep through it. :-)

Erin said...

I have come to the conclusion no matter what time you schedule your appt for, it is always 1.5 to 2+ hours. This is why the only time I go to the doctor is when I am pregnant. It has to be a dire emergency to actually schedule this type of torture.

I can see how you like the alone time but considering they keep the waiting room a chilly 65 degrees, I would much rather buzz in and out. If they made it more comfortable (bed, blankets, lazy boys) maybe I wouldn't mind it so much.

Wes said...

you are a gestational veteran :-) Keep up the good work, mama! mama! mama! bwahahaha!

Agate Lake Girl said...

I get excited about the prospect of reading when I'm waiting at the Dr.s office too.

What ya reading? I'm reading "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (HeLa)" - very good and thought provoking!