Thursday, October 25, 2012
So, I have had my first visit to the OB and thankfully, it was a good one! It was great to see the OB again. Funnily enough, I have not heard great reports about my OB from other people but I have always found him excellent. Sometimes, you have to make your own judgement about these things. He gives me great comfort because he has dealt with all of my various health concerns previously and of course, I had an excellent pregnancy and delivery with JBB so I just love him.
We had a great talk and he asked how Riley is which was very nice. He gave me a scan and said that the baby was growing ‘perfectly’ which was sweet music to my ears. He asked me how I was going and I said that I was very, very worried. He asked what I thought was the source of the worry and I told him that it really was mostly because the last 12months have been pretty average and I didn’t feel I could take another blow.
He was soooooo comforting. He told me that really, with the baby growing so well and the heart beating beautifully, it is time for me to stop worrying. I am going to try really, really hard not to. He is going to treat this pregnancy the same way that he did with JBB and that because I ‘did so well’ with JBB, the only thing that he will do differently is to reduce the scans from weekly to monthly. This is a bit scary but will save us a bucket load of money (almost $500 per month – yay!!) so I will just have to practice my positive thinking!!
I also asked him about my weight because I am heavier than I was with JBB, he told me ‘of course, you will need to eat as healthily as you can but the small amount of additional weight you are carrying will have absolutely no effect on the outcome’. This gave me no wiggle room to use it to beat myself about being a bit of a poppo (JBB’s word for hippo). I have been stressing a bit about my weight so whilst I am not going to use this as a license to go crazy with my eating (thankfully most of my cravings have been for: tomatoes on toast, tomato and cheese toasted sandwiches, chicken sandwiches and juice and fruit of all kinds, though mainly citrus), I am going to try to stress about it less.
I love my OB. I next see him in another 6 weeks but I have the 12 week scan coming up on 9 November so hopefully this positive, happy feeling will last through till then!!