Glad to see everyone is doing pretty well!
OB. When I had an OB with my first, ugh, the wait times were terrible!!! I would wait 45min-1hour in the waiting room and then have to wait another 15+ minutes in the examination room! That part would annoy me the most! It is called an examination room for a reason. It is not a waiting room! Gah! lol. Now I don't deal with that... with a HB midwife. Sometimes I will wait a few minutes when I go to her. Or, if she comes to me, maybe she is running late, but at least I am in my own house!
denton- I do hope you feel better!
Bren- I am glad you are able to leave this practice and find a mw you like. That OB sounds pretty insensitive. I ditto what the above women said about not worrying. ((HUGS))
Sarahknavy- I hope the kids turn around for you. I hate bad weeks! I also pray your DH gets home sooner than you thought. It is so hard to be apart.
cagnew- yeay for heartbeats!!!
Tee- You always make me smile! Thanks!
HUNGRY!!!- YES! Me, too! I have added a new meal to my life. I have been calling it second dinner.
AFM- I have been busy with a bunch of nothing! I literally can't figure out what has me so busy. Maybe the being on call for the past 3 weeks... But I have done long stretches of that before with no stress! The more I think about it, the more I think it might just be my season in life. I find the ages 15 months to 2 years incredibly challenging, and that is right where my son is at. :/ He is really tantrummy and my normal "tricks" (Mostly "Happiest Toddler on the Block" techniques) aren't working this go around. It's a bit frustrating.
Other than that, I have been feeling mostly nausea free!!! Yeay! My belly is growing (despite losing 12 lbs) and is in that in between "I don't fit in any kind of clothes" phase. And, I am starting to feel DAILY movement!!! Wahoo!!! So reassuring. Especially after a miscarriage scare a week and a half ago. I was having terrible back pain and cramps that actually made me... no doppler girl... go get a doppler check, which of course found no hb at 12 weeks, making my paranoia stronger! But, no bleeding, a lot of prayer, the cramping ending and lots of movement later and I am in a good place again.
Lastly, I want to share what has me very excited this week! I am part of a bartering group locally and a massage therapist was looking for someone to do a sewing project for her in exchange for massage. I contacted her to inquire more and ask if she is ok with prenatal massage. Turns out that is her specialty! She does fertility, prenatal and postpartum massage and mayan abdominal massage! Yeay! So, I am making her Bengkung belly binders and fajas for her business and in return, I will get 2 massages and a lesson in how to do bengkung belly binding for post partum (which is something I wanted to do last time but had no idea where to start!!). So, in addition to the two massages that I budgeted for this pregnancy, I get 2 more! 4 total! Yeay!!
I am thinking that I will get 1 per month in the last trimester, along with 1 post partum!