First Appointment Post Flu
And it was a let down! My OB is out on maternity leave and I have never actually met any of the other OBs in the practice. Today I met the boss doctor and even though I was the first appointment he was 45 minutes late. Now, I know that this can happen with any OB practice but I did have my three year old and two year old with me and it was only 5 degrees out with a negative windchill. We left early because I knew that we'd be wrestling with hat, gloves, scarfs, boots and jackets. So we ended up arriving 10 minutes before my appointment. Anyway....
I haven't gained anything yet and might actually be a bit down from my starting weight. That is totally fine with me as all the steroids I was on this summer caused me to gain 15 pounds and then I was unexpectedly pregnant. My appetite just got back to almost normal last week and the two weeks before I was pretty sick with the flu and didn't eat much. I'll probably start gaining soon (ugh!).
The boss doctor essentially said I was low risk, listened to the heart beat and was gone before I could say anything. He didn't even give me the heart rate. I could have totally done all that at home today instead of going out in the freezing cold weather. I was supposed to be having another ultrasound because I have a 3 cm cyst on my right ovary but as I said I really didn't get to say or ask anything. I actually wanted to see if he would listen to my lungs since I am still coughing and have some shortness of breath from the flu, too. Frustrating appointment.