The Mind of Bluesleepy

There’s a bit of a bump there 18 April 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — bluesleepy @ 10:21 pm

Suffice it to say, it wasn’t my day today. The morning wasn’t such a great one. Note to self: Do not go anywhere near a Dunkin Donuts at 8:45 in the morning. That place is a madhouse.

I had another doctor’s appointment this afternoon, at which I found out I had gained five pounds. I know it’s okay for me to gain weight during pregnancy, but I have never gained five pounds in a month before. I’m going to really have to watch my eating and my exercising from here on out, since I don’t want to gain more than 20-25 pounds. That’s the recommended gain for an overweight woman.

Then again, I’ve only gained six pounds since I got pregnant, so I suppose I’m doing just fine. I just can’t be packing on five pounds every single month, that’s all.

I had a student nurse take my blood pressure today. She got 118/68, which sounded a wee bit high for me during pregnancy. Another nurse came in to check her and got 108/70, which is more like it. I was surprised the experienced nurse chastised the student nurse for not getting the right number right in front of me. I mean, she is a student. She’s still learning.

I also tried to talk to my doctor about being tired all the time. She sort of blew me off by saying, “That’s to be expected,” and kept putting information into the laptop she carries with her at all times. She’s a very busy and somewhat brusque woman, so there isn’t much time to discuss issues with her. I don’t know if it’s because she’s over-scheduled or because she assumes I know everything since this isn’t my first pregnancy. She did write me a prescription for iron pills. Of course, I could just buy them at Wal-Mart, but the Navy will give them to me free. And “free” is my favorite price!

I miss my hospital in Washington. I was seen at the naval hospital because the civilian hospital no longer took my insurance, which meant I couldn’t deliver there, so no OBs would take me on as a patient. It turned out to be the very best thing. I was seen by nurse-midwives who took their time with me at all my appointments and answered all my questions. Delivering was a great experience, especially because the only two males in the room were my husband and a male nurse as part of the pediatric team. It’s not that I have anything against males; I just felt like I was giving birth the way women had for centuries, surrounded by other women giving encouragement. Of course, I had the benefit of modern medicine and an epidural. I am not one to shun modern conveniences!

I asked today if my OB will be the one delivering me, and she said there were several other OBs that were on call for births. That surprised me since my OB is in practice by herself, so I wasn’t expecting to be delivered by anyone else. It does make sense since no one can be on-call 24/7, but I am going to have to figure out how to meet these other OBs. I don’t want to meet them when they’re staring up my lady parts trying to determine if the baby is starting to crown.

Anyhow.

Did you know it was a gorgeous day today??? It got up to 70ΒΊ and felt almost like summer! We decided to go wander around Jamestown, on the neighboring island of Conanicut. We were treated to the wonderful courteousness New England drivers are known for: Kurt was rewarded for doing the speed limit in a small town by having the driver behind us rev his engine and accelerate till he was right on our tail, then back off and do it all over again. When we had to stop because there was a cop in the middle of the road protecting a man down a manhole, we were flipped off by said driver. We finally turned off onto another street to do more exploring, and the man gave us a friendly good-bye middle-finger salute. Nice.

But aside from that, it was really fun exploring the island. I got some great shots today, which always cheers me up. Kurt got a good one of my baby bump; you can actually see it now!

Behold!

Baby bump!

You can see that my bump now sticks out farther than my bosom, which is saying something. I must be pregnant!!! Imagine that.

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12 Responses to “There’s a bit of a bump there”

  1. Poolie Says:

    Awwwww! You look great!

  2. Shippie Says:

    You look great hon! And I have to say….I like the straighter/longer hair style vs the tight curls. You look faboo my dear!!

  3. becca Says:

    I think we are about the same size but you are much more photogenic than me πŸ™‚ I dont think I am that far behind in the bump stakes but I STILL think I am nearer 14 weeks than 12 this week. Only 2 days until the dating scan. x

  4. yankeechick Says:

    You look simply Mahvolous, Darling!! **hugs**.

    I had tried not to gain weight when I was preggers with Terri and managed to only gain 7 lbs or so. And guess how much weight had lost the day I left the hospital? 8 lbs!! She weighed 6 lbs 10 oz. Made no sense to me! She was also 3 1/2 weeks early, or we both would have weighed much more had I gone full term. I kept my weight down by walking about a 2 mile walk everyday and sometimes twice a day. Ugh….to be young again! I hate walking now…patooee.

  5. andrea Says:

    I think you look smashing. We will get together again soon, okay? Maybe no margaritas this time (damn!), but we’ll have fun regardless of what we do.

  6. oleandlena Says:

    What a cute little baby bump!!

  7. purple chai Says:

    Well, you look just wonderful. I gained 11 pounds one month and the doctor made me cry, but gaining lots of weight — 45 pounds each time — was just the way my sister and I did pregnancy.

  8. whatdayisit Says:

    You look so cute. Love your hair…like the other commentor said…very nice. Hope you get to love your new OB more as time goes by. Sounds like she did take it for granted that you knew everything….keep up the good work.

  9. sleepyjane Says:

    You look gorgeous! That’s a great picture of you Blue! I agree with Becca, you are so photogenic and you have great skin, lucky girl. What a happy thing this is for you. *awww*

    I always have dark circles under my eyes. *sigh*

    Oh and btw, ‘free’ is my favourite price too! πŸ˜‰

  10. Terri Says:

    I gained most of my weight at 3-4 months and in the 8th month. LOL I always panicked too, because being a big girl anyway, I didn’t want to carry much more around than the baby! I always did pretty good, and I know you will too! *HUGS* You look gorgeous! I always loved it when I got my baby bump! πŸ™‚

  11. michele Says:

    wish i had something creative and new to say….

    how ’bout just a plain “i love you”?

  12. twisterjester Says:

    You look gorgeous, as always – but interestingly enough, in that picture you remind me of Gillian Anderson during her pregnancy (the real one, not the fake one later in the X-Files.) Very pretty – and that color looks MAH-VELOUS on you!


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