So I have a pretty good idea what color baby is hiding out in my uterus, sucking all my sweet nutrients away and leaving me emaciated and starving all day…that is if I am not vomiting.
Ehhh…whatever, I still LOVE being pregnant!
So Wednesday I had my 16 week check up where I basically got yelled at because lets face it, I am a TERRIBLE patient. What did I get yelled at for you ask:
- So at my 8 week appt the nurse gave me all these handouts and said that my BMI puts me over weight by 1 tenth of a point! So I can only gain 15-20lbs the entire pregnancy and absolutely NO weight gain the 1st trimester. That was not a problem with the morning sickness and no interest in actually eating. So naturally I lost some weight. Not a lot but like 6 or 10 lbs. When I met with the doctor Wednesday she said that essentially I had gained no weight and that she was worried and then gave me this whole lecture about how I have to gain weight for the baby to be healthy…blah, blah, blah. Then she told me to gain 25-35 lbs and I assured her that would be NO problem as I currently am in love with all food. Basically she looked at me and I think was sure I was pregnancy anorexic…then she saw my stretch marks from Eyan and again I assured her that I would be adding to those beauties. Ugh, I can NEVER win!
- A few weeks ago I found out that I would need to monitor my blood sugar with an actual monitor! WTH, I only had to do that for like 2 weeks 4 years ago when I found out I was diabetic. So basically I just didn’t because I could tell you when my sugar is high or when it is low. I figured I would feed them a load of bulls#!t numbers and be fine. Well of course that didn’t work for her and she just did not believe my numbers, so I was given a chart to write this all down on and give to the perinatologist at my appt on the 18th. What I do not get is that in probably 10 blood tests they have ran and checked my sugar levels everything points to my type 2 diabetes being gone and NOTHING points to gestational diabetes yet…I am sure it will, but damnet #Ihatedoingbloodsugartests! Oh and she also kindly reminded me that failure to monitor incorrectly could lead to a stillborn and the hugest baby ever. Tonight I go purchase a new monitor as my old one is a pain to use.
- I was reminded of my restrictions on lifting (my 2 yr old), pelvic rest (yeah thats helping my marriage), and restrictions on a lot of housework. All of which I am going to have to give into if I would like to stay sane. I need to snuggle my baby boy and I have to have a clean house and oh my poor husband.