January kicks off trade show season. It starts with 2, 5-day events in So-Cal and scales to Seattle by March. I needed my 3rd appointment before hitting the road and the only option was 4:15 pm at the OB-GYN's second location in Oceanside. It's not far from my work, so I went with it.
I called at 4:10 because I was lost and thought I would be a few minutes late. I wasn't. But, when I arrived, they alerted me that I had to be rescheduled because the doctor was very behind.
Quick soap box...The medical "industry" forgets who the customer is. They could have called me when they realized that she was behind and saved me 45-minutes in the car plus the time out of the office.
I teach at a cycling studio that charges per class. If a participant shows up and there are less than 2 other riders (making it "less fun") we give them their next class for free. If I don't like my coffee at Peet's, my next one is free.
I wonder if they know that I pay them? Maybe my reschedule will be at no charge...End soap box
They had an opening (same office) today at 9:30 so I took it. The alternate office is not friendly or efficient. They were already behind at 9:30. But, I waited. I was in no rush and wanted to be sure everything was okay.
Baby T is strong. Her heartbeat is 140 and I love the sound of it.
As for momma, physically, I've gained 4 pounds which is reasonable. For the next 10 weeks, I will add a pound a week and ten to fifteen more by June. Exercise is fine as long as it feels okay and I don't do anything new. I should stop "heavy" squats (defined as 30 pounds) which is dumb. That's heavy if you're 6. Fortunately, a friend is head of programming and research for Fit4Mom and I will reach out to her for more recent data.
Emotionally, my mood has been low and a little dark. I stopped taking Celexa in October to be ready for an Auyasca ceremony (which I cancelled when I learned I was pregnant.) My doctor recommended Zoloft. In her experience, it's one of the best anti-depressants to take during pregnancy-- and the Mayo Clinic agrees--so, I accept a prescription. I'm not sure if I will fill it. She's also clear that Auyasca is not approved and I get the feeling she wants more details. I think I'll hold it for a post-partum cocktail.
I leave with an order for another blood test and an ultrasound at week 20. I schedule my next appointment (at my home office) and then do my part to keep S informed. I text--which is lazy but it's the best I can do right now.