(*sarcasm - I don't want to sound like a whiner, but the last couple days have just been a drag. This pregnancy has been harder physically than with Ginny, and I really feel bad for griping. BUT, this is my blog and these are my feelings. If this isn't something you can handle today, I understand.)
So, I saw the unremarkable Dr. B today. I admit that I went into the appointment already a bit crabby, but I really felt like the whole thing was a waste of time and cab fare. I was weighed and had my blood pressure checked. He listened to the baby's heartbeat (152 bpm) and measured my belly (measuring ahead by about a week). And that was it. He basically blew off my questions...
- Can I increase the dosage on my Zan.tac? (getting heartburn in the middle of the day, taking tums which are screwing with my blood sugar) Talk to Dr. W about it next week.
- Should I be concerned about the rapid weight gain? (Gained 3-ish pounds over two days... for a normal sized preggo, that's a concern. I'm still below my pre-preg weight tho.) Talk to Dr. W about it next week.
- How low is my 'low-lying placenta'? (Is it just low-lying or is it a partial previa? Scheduling the next u/s?) Talk to Dr. W about it next week.
Speaking of blood sugars, I'm going through another bit of a rough patch. I feel like I'm on a ridiculous amount of insulin right now, and I know it's only going to get 'worse' from here, but I'm missing my targets pretty regularly (not by a lot) and it's pissing me off. I'm incredibly bored with my breakfast and lunch options and, because of that boredom, I've made some lousy choices over the last few days (whoda thunk that raisin bran would be bad for a diabetic? It's not like I ate some sugar laced marshmallow cereal. I should have realized it tho, if I had actually thought about it). I need a kick in the a$$ to get refocussed here.
Ginny is also going through a rough patch. She's got a cough, which sounds a heck of a lot worse than it is, she's teething (about 4 teeth), and she's gotten into a mischievous attitude lately that is draining Mommy's patience (she has a new thing for the kitchen garbage can and kleenex boxes... both items are fun to empty when Mommy's not looking). And napping is really hit and miss, with a mega four hour nap one day and then hardly any naps for three days. I adore my wee girl, but these days she's not very sweet.
We have a potluck at church this weekend, and I'm torn about what to take. Part of me just wants to make a huge bowl of black bean salad (with tomatoes, bell peppers and corn in a lime chili vinaigrette) because it would be simple and cheap, but I don't really know how well that would go over. But I know that chicken wings would go over great, but they're more expensive and impossible to keep warm during Sunday School and service. Thoughts? Alternate suggestions?
Ginny's vocabulary - I took Kristin's suggestion from the other day, and have been giving Ginny direct instructions on various things to find out how much she's understanding. It has eased my mind a fair bit, as she knows what I'm talking about when I ask her about Daddy, puppies (she points to pictures), her stuffies by name (Stanley, Big Bear, Baby Bear, Bedtime Bear, Aurora, Dolly), her toes, babies, her milk/cup, and yesterday when I asked her where Mommy was, she patted me on the arm repeatedly (she knows who I am... thank heaven!). I am going to try not to stress about her not really talking for another couple of months. My Beloved and I have set a deadline... if we don't see an improvement by the time she's 18 months old then we will seek out some further help/intervention. I am also going to press my MIL for more information about how non-verbal my Beloved was as a toddler/preschooler. The family story is that he just didn't talk until he was almost 5, and then presto he talked. I need more info.