Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ozark Mountains, Missouri
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Well, i'm sure you'll be shocked to hear this, but my OB is as witless as ever. i had my 32 week appointment Tuesday, and i lost 4 lbs (that brings me back to about my pre-pregnancy weight). i was interrogated with the usual questions: are you eating? any nausea or vomitting? diarrhea? My husband spoke up and said "Uhh...you put her on a DIET?!?" Oh yes, yes, of course, and how is that going for you? He also asked AGAIN if i've taken another glucose test yet...i'm testing at home!!! Is there actually anything written in those green folders you people carry around??? I swear, i'm banging my head on a brick wall every time i try to tell these people anything.
I've decided that i'm NOT going to test my blood every day (the doc was dumbfounded at my question about the lancets--i only got 12 with 200 test strips--and suggested that one could be used for a whole month *sigh*). He says i should test every day, that way i'll know if it suddenly spikes (since he agreed that the numbers i showed him were no real cause for consern--though he'll be damned if he takes that "GD" label off my chart--probably the only thing on it!) but the only time it HAS been high was when i took the test (go figure!) and i definately didn't feel right afterwards, even as the nurse asked me if i had really just done the test, since it didn't show up in my urine, and it usually does...so i reason it must not have been *that* high at that point, and i was already feeling cruddy.
Back to the weight thing, doc was totally confused, and measured my belly several times--i'm measuring at 35 weeks, lol, and he asked me again how big my other babies were (i do know that's in my chart, because he's always making reference to that and my "diabetes"), as if he were testing me. Well, my daughter was 9 lbs, 6 oz...he actually asked me "and does this one feel about that size, or bigger, or smaller?" Helloo....it feels like a bowling ball! I don't know how much it weighs!
i've also decided i'm not going to "follow" the diet; after seeing the dietician, i realized i'm eating even better than she told me to, so it's REALLY pointless to log everything and do the math. I'm going to be really annoyed if my insurance doesn't cover the visit (and i've been warned that it shouldn't), because it was a complete waste of my time and gas money.
Speaking of food, i'm sooo hungry, but my belly doesn't seem to have enough room for food, lol. My skin, muscles, everything seems to be stretched beyond full capacity. My stretch marks aren't too bad at this point (a few white ones, and some tiny purple ones on the side), but i swear at any moment i'm going to actually HEAR a ripping sound, and that will be that.
And, in the area of TMI, this recurring YI i've been getting is worse than ever. Garlic doesn't seem to be helping anymore, and to make matters worse (and super-embarassing) i actually LOST a clove in there the other day!!! It took me almost 24 hours to find it...that can't be good. Does something happen during pregnancy to make your vagina LONGER??? Honestly, i don't spend any time there unless garlic is involved (lol) but i seem to recall it having an end? Where did it go???