We’re home from my nurse visit this afternoon.
It was pretty much exactly what I expected.
The kids were pretty crazy and that was frustrating. They’re normally not like that, but I think it’s because they’ve been stuck inside due to this heat wave and are hyper. Still, it wasn’t fun having to ask the nurse to repeat her question for the 4th time because Nathan kept laughing so wildly I couldn’t hear. I finally sent him to the corner – yes, in the nurse’s office! I think she was a mom too and understood and at the end, she said they were pretty good.
After all that, the nurse gave me this huge binder with pregnancy info that I already know about and of course I have no extra hands. And I still had to go down to the lab for bloodwork. I really didn’t feel like walking all the way out to the car to drop the binder off, although that probably would have been the smarter choice, so I had Nathan carrying the binder (all the while, hoping he wouldn’t turn it upside down and everything would fly out) and we headed down to the lab. I had to stop at the bathroom, and so I’m trying to hold Joshua and finally gave up and handed him to Emily, who isn’t big enough to hold him all the way up, but I said”Just let him stand, do NOT let him touch the ground!” She was good about it, thankfully.
We get to the lab and the waiting room is crowded with all these old people and honestly, a few shady looking people that make me want to sit away from them when I’m pregnant and have my 3 children with me. Usually I try to not judge by appearances, but sometimes you can’t help but wonder what diseases a particular person is carrying around! Ok, sorry, but really!
The receptionist asks if I’ve checked in out front. I told him we just came from upstairs. He said “Sorry, but you need to check in again” and something about the computers after 3:30. Whatever. The front “check-in” had a long line, so I gave up. We went home. I’ll have to tackle the lab next week, when I go for my actual doctor’s appointment. At least it’s in the morning, so hopefully the kids will be happier and the lab less crowded.
One good thing: the AC in the car and doctor’s office felt great and I came home with enough energy to make dinner. Yep, hon, did you hear that? I made you dinner!
And… I found out that my doctor is now delivering at another hospital. One that I’ve heard a lot of good things about and one I had hoped I could deliver at, but it wasn’t worth changing doctors for. Well now I get my chance! I’ve heard it’s a lot nicer than the hospital I had Emily & Joshua at (which was still pretty nice, but my goodness those beds were so awful I couldn’t sleep and I left a night early just because they were so bad!) I’ve heard this other hospital has more comfortable beds and the other great thing is our family doctor has privileges there! You know I’ve raved about her in the past and I am so happy that she can take care of our new baby from the beginning, so we don’t have to deal with some on-call ped, who previously wasn’t very nice.
So that’s my afternoon.
Oh and if I can say one good thing about this heat wave? Well I’ve been blogging a lot more this week, haven’t I? Something about not having any energy to do much else…. 😉