Week 17: Doctors & Tests & Tests
My kids were state testing while Baby H had tests of his/her own. I had my second doctors appointment seeing my regular doctor that will be delivering our little one. This time was kind of stressful for me because of two reasons: A.) the first appointment left me feeling uneasy about my decision on this doctor B.) I had to choose to forgo or partake in some blood work to screen for genetic abnormalities.
The first appointment with the doctor did not go so smooth. I am a person that has feelings about things- and they are usually right! During our first appointment, I got the worst feeling about this doctor and the vibe I got was NOT good! His overall disposition made me feel very uneasy. He freaked me out about my weight gain and then freaked me out about how I had been working out. Working out while expecting is a completely new post for a completely different day. Thankfully, he was better this time and helped my uneasy feeling about him go away. I think I caught him on surgery day after his surgeries on the first appointment. I am now okay with him being my doctor. Thank goodness.
To test or not to test? Hard question.
For some strange reason, I had myself worked up into a tizzy deciding on if I should get this genetic bloodwork done or not. The doctor said there are planners and there are do’ers- if there would be something wrong with our baby. The husband and I would not be do’ers so it was suggested that we pass on the blood work. I had some strange pull to just get the bloodwork done and put my mind at rest. I felt weak for having such little faith and needing validation on a healthy baby. There was just something inside of me that wanted to get those results so I could put that tiny incling of worry about genetic problems to bed. I felt guilty for wanting the blood work for some reason. I made the decision to get the bloodwork because it felt like it was what was right for me and our baby. I found out rather quickly, about 5 days later, that things looked good and our baby did not show any of the signs for genetic abnormalities. HALLELUJAH! Baby H and I could now relax! Honestly, praise God. I felt silly for my tizzy but it did help me realize that I need to do what I feel is right for me and our baby. Lesson learned.
Week 18: Nesting!
Week 18 was spring break! It went by really smooth! …. I did have to make a 3 1/2 hour trip to the nearest city to buy maternity jeans, though. I knew that the end was in sight for my regular pants. It was true- within weeks- the tummy decided to grow like it was no one’s business! I also spent week 18 NESTING! Poor little Baby H’s room is currently occupied by my elliptical and clothes- it’s my space right now but I’m going to have to hit the road and make room for baby!
It also hit me about three hours before spring break started that a few of the projects I had planned on for the summer would simply not work with a belly. So, alas- I tackeled many DIY projects around the Spinach & Sprinkles household.
Nesting tasks completed:
- UGLY kitchen floor gone and new tile laid
- Bathroom floor retiled, it was pretty ugly to begin with as well.
- Attic insulation added (done by the husband! while I was getting maternity clothes he took care of that with the help of friends. )
So, there you have it. Weeks 17 & 18 were filled with testing and nesting! :)