So I picked up a friend to watch the kids during my appointment today since DH had to work. She took them to the park while I had my appointment. They redid the blood draw, which did not go well. The first stick finally barely got into a vein, and she drew the first tube, then was going to draw the second tube but the needle slightly dislodged so I made them take it out and try again. She tried in a nearby vein, and attached the tube to the needle, but then while wiggling the needle around and trying to get it in my vein, she broke the vacuum seal, so that tube was dead now, too. She had the other midwife try my other arm, and even that one needed two sticks because my veins kept wanting to roll, but the good news with that one was that on the second stick, she totally missed every single nerve, so I didn't feel a thing at all while she was trying to find a vein. AND I didn't get lightheaded this time, but man, what an ordeal! Then while I was still bleeding, my midwife wanted to steal a drop of blood for a quick iron check. By the time the other midwife realized what she wanted and grabbed the cuvette, I had started to clot and wasn't freely bleeding anymore, so they were going to just skip it, but I was all, "No, I WILL BLEED!!" And I squeezed my skin on either side of the most recent poke and produced a more than adequate drop of blood, lol.
Everything else about the appointment went fine. HR was 152, weight gain is good. My MW said she could feel the baby (like baby's position in my uterus) and I was amazed since it still feels like it's too early for that. Since the HR is "low," I'm thinking it's a boy again, although for the past couple of weeks I was hoping it might be a girl. Although with my boys, I carried them all out in front, and I always thought it was b/c they were second (or more) pregnancies, and I seem like I'm a little more compact this time like I was with my daughter, so I don't know. I should find out in a week or so. Then sonogram is on 7/11, early in the morning.
When I was done w/ the appointment, my kids and friend had gotten back and were waiting in the lobby. The kids hadn't gone to the bathroom since we left home (and it's quite a drive out there), so I sent my 4-yr-old first. He was taking some time, so I went to check on him, and he's crying in the bathroom because he'd locked the door and couldn't get it open. The key thing was hanging right on the wall (I saw it when the midwife turned on the lights in the anteroom) and it was exactly the same as our similar key at home, so I let him out and he was fine after that.
We're back home now and I'm trying to think of who might want to keep my kids overnight on the Wednesday before our next appointment, because I managed to get the first one of the day, and combined with the drive, that will be a REALLY early morning. But there's lots of time to figure that out.