Well folks.. It's been a little while since I last wrote. We went to the dr's office on Monday the 29th. It was the quickest appointment by far. We got there, checked in, and I peed in the cup.. It's the thing to do ya know.
We got called back and our Midwife came in and listened to the baby's heartbeat and asked if I had any questions.. I was concerned because I have been popping tylenol like it's going out of style and she ASSURED me I'm not taking enough to hurt the baby. She also explained that the horrible pain I am feeling in my stomach is just my body stretching and expanding to make room for the little nugget in me. Now, Here is my problem with that. The child in my womb is like the size of an orange.. and it's causing that much pain.. I'm FEARFUL for the coming months and the bigger the baby gets.. So please throw out a prayer.. or a hail mary.. or something for me!
After all that she sent me on my way, and as we were walking out a nurse stopped me and asked if I wanted the genetics bloodwork drawn, and I being me said OF COURSE! Aarons standing next to me going.. "what's that?" I replied with "just a test to see if the baby is healthy" The nurse just chuckled at us.
OH and let me tell you something else.. This is the same nurse that Aaron told I was abusing him, after he saw the sign on the door stating IF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE YOU CAN TALK TO US.. so ofcourse my wonderful husband tells her "She hits me"
Back to the story... They took me into a back room to draw my blood and it took them 30 minute.. YES 30 minute, 3 nurses, and over 3 POKES to locate a vein and draw the blood!!! I was not amused, and then they had the audacity to make me feel guilty for having the veins I do! At one point I said it's the end of the day and I want out of here as much as you do, so let me show you the vein that ALWAYS works.. and I showed them and they were like.. well that's not good enough! NOT GOOD ENOUGH????? Well, It obviousy was because ten minutes later that was the vein they used!
So all in all it was a productive appointment! The baby had a good heartbeat, Aaron got to make a few jokes, and I was a human push pin....
That's all for now, but we find out the sex of the baby on April 21st.. so hold on to your seat and make sure to stalk then.
Love you all,
Stephanie, Aaron, and Baby Baker