Yikes.

I went to my monthly OB appointment this morning. She listened to the heart beat and talked to me about my numbing/burning thigh problem. Apparently, that is completely normal and not uncommon. She even finished my sentence before I could fully explain. The way the uterus is positioned can hit nerves that make other parts of your body uncomfortable. The good news is as this baby grows, it might move away from that nerve. Grow, baby, grow!

After the appointment, the front desk asked if I had time for my pre-natal contract. Errr…ok. Sure. This is where they went over the cost of delivery vs. what my insurance pays. Can I just say now, ouch. Forget the cankles, this hurts way worse. I shelled out a very large amount this morning and have a few more payments before December. All of my Canadian friends, I envy you. Can you please find us jobs up there so we shall partake in your sweet, sweet socialized health care? Anyway, it will all be worth it when Baby H arrives (yes, I will give you the first initial for now). The good news is my out of pocket will be met by the time baby is born, so all other hospital fees will be covered. I hope.

I also gained my first bit of pregnancy weight!! I am not really that excited about it, but I’m trying to stay positive. Besides, it’s no more than I would gain if I went on a funnel cake bender at the State Fair or something. I was afraid the doc would walk in and lecture me, but she didn’t bring it up. She told me everything was going swimmingly and when I broached the weight gain, she just stopped me and said, “No, you are doing excellent.” I love this (very expensive) doctor.

I will be 21 weeks pregnant tomorrow and the baby is the size of a pomegranate now. I stole this image from somewhere because it’s so strange. It makes me laugh out loud. The baby looks like it’s using the Force on the pomegranate or something. I think it’s weird that we keep comparing our babies to fruits and vegetables, but whatever. I’ll keep doing it.

“Come to me, pomegranate.”

Today is also my mom’s birthday. So in case she reads this, happy birthday, mom! I love you! Thanks for being so awesome.

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12 thoughts on “Yikes.

  1. My Baby H is a rutabaga this week… I agree, friggen weird. And I’m sorry about the healthcare dealio. I can’t even imagine having to pay for healthcare. I also really can’t understand how some Americans are so very against socialized medicine. It’s my favourite part of my fair country!

    • I don’t get it either. People are so afraid of socialism, but don’t get that we already use socialism in so many ways. Hello, police officers! I’m coming to live with you.

  2. IF healthcare was not covered in Canada, The Hubs and I would probably we waiting a few more YEARS and then you start getting into the big 3-0 territory. Plenty of mom’s have perfectly healthy babies at that age (many) but I have a hang up about it. I don’t know.
    I’m happy your baby has healthily reached the pomegranate stage 😛

    • I’m firmly in my 30’s. It ain’t so bad. I had a blast in my in my 20’s so now is a good time to settle down. Also I shouldn’t complain because at least my employer provides health insurance.

      • Yeah. Like I said, NO reason at all I have this thing about 30 in my head, but it’s there.
        Plus, I spent half my teen years in Europe, drinking and partying, and I never liked it much to begin with. By 23 I was firmly of the opinion that clubs and I should never meet again. I have granny fun now, like crocheting and writing.

      • Haha I was over clubs and bars by 25, but I was a late bloomer. But I got to live in cool places, travel, etc. I’m also glad we were married a couple years first. But I totally get where you’re coming from because I always said I wanted kids by 28. Three year delay isn’t so bad.

  3. Hola 🙂 You don’t have to play along of course, but in the spirit of paying it forward, just thought I’d let you know I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I loves your blog, but you already knew that!

  4. Ah yes, the ‘baby is the size of this fruit’ pictures are more often than not just very strange… My twins are the size of papayas right now, awesome =P. And I feel you on the healthcare, those bills really tend to kick you were it hurts, blah!

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