Wednesday, May 27

A Rainy Day Update

I haven't updated on this pregnancy very often, mostly because I forget I'm pregnant a lot of the time.  But I had an interesting doctor's appointment yesterday and thought it was worth noting (if for no other reason than for my memory in the future).

As a second pregnancy often goes, I forgot I even had an appointment yesterday.  Much to my lack of planning, I had to take Annelise with me, which typically isn't a big deal.  But, I got caught up in work and realized my appointment was in 15 minutes, Annelise was still napping and I had not a stitch of makeup on.  So, I quickly woke her up (first mistake) and proceeded to make myself look half alive with a few globs of cover up and a dash of mascara.

Amazingly, we arrived at the doctor's office with a few minutes to spare.  The humidity was horrendous yesterday, so Annelise looked akin to Shirley Temple.  The nurses loved her hair! They called me in for my appointment and no sooner did the nurse put the blood pressure cuff on my arm and Annelise was screaming "No! No! No!"  She's never been protective of me before, but apparently she thought I was about to be tortured.  Did I mention she slapped the nurse before I could gain control of her with my free arm?  How embarrassing!  She was slightly nicer to the doctor, but only because she let Annelise play with the heart rate monitor.  
In baby news, it looks like everything is normal, except for the length of my baby's legs.  Her femur registers in the 90th percentile.  Hm...tall?  I've also only gained 4 pounds this pregnancy.  How that's possible with the amount of mint chocolate chip ice cream I've consumed, I don't know.  But, I'll take it.

And who knew that after an 80 degree day full of heat and humidity in a house without air conditioning, we'd have a 54 degree rainy day.  I even made my husband put the window unit in our bedroom last night.  

Oh well, here's the drinking a mug of hot chocolate and wearing fuzzy slipper socks.  I have a feeling we'll be breaking out the pool and sunscreen tomorrow.


The Kampers said...

too funny! And I feel for you...I did not like being pregnant during the summer at all!

Kimberly said...

4 lbs is great! And so is mint chocolate chip ice cream! :)

Krista Bartlett said...

When you mention the pool and sunscreen I got very excited for Fourth of July up North. I hope you guys will be able to make it. I can't wait to see you all and your pregnant belly.

The Talberts said...

Ha. It's always sort of weird taking kids to ob checkups. I have a picture of Jacob hanging from the stirrups as we waited for the doctor to come in during my pregnancy with Libby. By the time I was pregnant with Eli, I worked my appointments around Ben's and his mom's schedules. And going to the checkups sort of felt like a little getaway.