Sunday, September 17, 2006

Tic Tac's Doctors Appointment*

So I had my second doctors appointment on tuesday.

It went......ok I guess.

I had my internal exam. That was uncomfortable. Or I guess the word is embarassing. Especially since this was the first time I had met this woman.

She is a very good Doctor. And well she should be, since Beer Town has the highest rate of births per capita in Canada. Due to the polygamist group nearby.

I got to hear the heartbeat. 160bpm, which is supposed to be exactly what it should be. I was so excited to hear it, although disappointed to not get an ultrasound. Which I don't get until around the 20th week. Hubby was really disappointed to have to be at work, so he couldn't hear it too. Oh well.

But what really disappointing me was to learn that I had gained three pounds since my previous appointment. Which yeah, I know, I'm supposed to be gaining weight. But the chart she had up in her office said that average/optimal weight gain in first trimester is 1-2 lbs. I know, it's not that much, but it is still above what the chart says I should. Then when I asked the nurse if that was normal she shrugged and said I don't know. What kinda support is that? Then she said in a condescending tone "Well you'd better get used to it. There's more of that to come." Yes. Thank you. I know, but do I really look like I want to hear that right now? I was already self conscious about my weight to begin with. Now, I know I have to gain weight for the baby, but seriously, do I have to be happy about it? I think not. And you can't make me.

* Tic Tac is our pet nickname for the baby. It came about one day shortly after I found out I was pregnant. I said to Hubby that he had to go into town to get me a blizzard from DQ because the baby wanted it. He looked at me and said "The baby is the size of a tic tac, he doesn't crave anything." From then on, we have called her Tic Tac.


  1. If it makes you feel better, since I wasn't sick at all through my first trimester, I ate like a horse and gained 10 pounds, and my doctor said that was just fine. She said I should just aim for between 20 and 30 pounds being my total weight gain for the whole pregnancy, and that different women put on weight at different rates.

    Almost as soon as the second trimester started my appetite really dropped off, and now I'm at 21 weeks and I've only gained 14 pounds total. I just had the ultrasound last week and it was amazing!!! Go get the 3-D one if you can.

    I'm due in January - when are you due?

  2. hearing the heartbeat is fun, isn't it? makes the whole thing seem real. are you guys going to find out what you're having, or are you keeping an element of surprise?

  3. aw, i think i'd find that whol experience exciting.

    but internal exma=embarssing

    i hear, ya

  4. Tootsie1:19 PM

    ha.. I like the fact that Adam refers to the baby as a he and u say her. Thats so cute!!!