Thursday, August 21, 2014

Overwhelming Day!

Hello there! By now I am sure you have all heard the news! We are expecting another baby girl! Isabelle Grace! We are thrilled! As much as I wanted a little boy, I really wanted another girl. It is going to be so much fun! Poor daddy will be outnumbered still but its ok! Anyways, I wanted to tell you a little bit about my OB appointment that I had before my ultrasound.
First off, I did not see my normal midwife, as she was on vacation. Right away I didnt really get a good vibe from her. She seemed pushy and sarcastic. Totally not my style. I told her I was concerned that my glucometer may not be functioning properly. Since I did have a few high numbers she went out to search for a doctor to come and talk to me. The doctor told me that since half of my fasting numbers for the week were high, I need to either go on medication to get the numbers in control, or I need to really watch my diet and start exercising. I told the doctor that I didn't want to take medication and that I would be controlling it with diet and exercise. I pray that I will be able to, otherwise I will be considered high-risk and will have to see a DR for the remainder of my pregnancy and potentially have to be induced.
The OB told me that since I have a history of asthma that I need to go see an asthma specialist to set up an asthma action plan. I haven't really had any issues with my asthma since I was pregnant with Bryelle, so I feel like this is a waste of time.. Oh well, better safe than sorry I suppose.
Lastly, the OB asked me if I had any questions. I asked her a couple, and then I asked her if my weight gain was on track. I was expecting her to say yes since I had only gained 5.5 pounds at my last appointment, and I had only gained about 5 pounds since then... Well, my weight gain to her was NOT ok... She pretty much told me that since I started out overweight that I should have only gained TWO pounds total so far. I dont see how that is possible but it really upset me a lot. I left the doctors office almost in tears. I dont care what she says, I think I am doing really good. I am already almost halfway through my pregnancy and have only gained 10.7 pounds... That is pretty darn good if you ask me!
Anyways, although my day didnt start out the greatest, our ultrasound turned it all around! I cannot wait to meet my second daughter, Isabelle Grace!

PS. My Blood Pressure was good today, 118/77 and baby girls heartrate was in the 140's. :)

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