dr updates and stuff

And the award for being smarter than my dr goes to…..(drumroll please)….Leah!!!! The answer to my sitting in traffic woes is that I probably have an irritable uterus. The lovely Leah guessed it right 6 weeks ago! He said he wasn’t worried since it’s pretty much just isolated to when I’m sitting in traffic and that when we sit, the uterus tilts forward a little bit. Gave me the whole try to shift positions and rest talk. So Monday morning when the traffic reports say someone is taking a nap in her car, laying on her left side, in the middle of the Am.erican L.egion bridge, all you local ladies can think of me! If it continues or gets worse later in the pregnancy we’ll talk about putting me on a modified work schedule. With no traffic I can be at work in 20 minutes, during rush hour it’s at least double that (on a good day). Also said the cervix wasn’t an issue. Apparently the tech did 3 measurements and the other 2 were all over 3, he thinks that one was just a funny angle or something. All in all I was told I was a model patient. He said the words I think every woman should hear from a medical professional, “Your weight gain is just perfect”. LOVE it. Gained 4 pounds last month and am up 10 so far for the pregnancy. The basketball that is currently shoved underneath my rib cage really seems to be more than that though.

So I’m going to try to relax and enjoy the next few weeks. I’m at a point where I feel pretty good and can feel Q moving all day long. I know the uncomfortable times are approaching so I figure I should take advantage of feeling fairly good. Might venture to B.uy B.uy B.aby this weekend to start looking at things, we’ll see. It still feels like tempting fate but I know it needs to be done. They say cribs and furniture can sometimes take over 12 weeks to arrive and I have no idea what I like or want yet. During my insomnia last night (been up since 2:30 this morning) I read Consu.mer Reports Baby Products and B.aby B.argains so I’ve got some starting point. All I really know is I don’t want anything over the top and I’d like to be somewhat minimalistic about this…babies don’t really need that much, especially in the beginning.

On a fun note I got a bonus yesterday! Most of it went to the massive credit card bill from our March vacation but I did splurge and get my hair cut and highlights at the good place last night. It’s a mini spa and they walk around with chocolates, cheese, bottles of water. Mr H always laughs saying I pay over 200 for a bottle of water but since I only do it about once a year, I think it’s fine. This way it’ll look good next weekend for the wedding. We’re going to an engagement party this weekend and since I’ll look fancy, maybe I’ll be brave and post a pic or two.

Hope everyone has a good weekend….and while you’re here, go click over to Morissa and send her some good vibes while she waits for her beta


May 16, 2008. dr updates, p-word.


  1. Jen replied:

    I would be delighted to hear a news story about you taking a nap in your car in traffic. It would make me laugh quite a lot! I’m glad everything is looking good.

  2. Morrisa replied:

    You are the best! Thank you so much for thinking about me. Glad you got an answer from your doctor. I agree, I would also think it would be hard to go into a baby store and start looking at things but you are right, at some point you have to do it. I had no idea it took that long for cribs to arrive!! Crazy!

  3. JJ replied:

    Oh please do post pictures:0)Have a great weekend, Meghan!

  4. K @ ourboxofrain replied:

    I’m glad everything was looking good at the appointment — weight gain and cervix length and all. And that your doc wasn’t too worried about the irritable uterus issue.As for the shopping thing, were it not for the possibility of a long wait for furniture (and we’ve had friends who were told 10-12 weeks, but it turned into 16), we never would have ordered ours. We did it in 2 trips: one to look at things with no intention of buying to get a feel for the options and a second to go back with a better sense of what we actually wanted. It took some of the pressure off.Good luck!

  5. MomMD replied:

    Glad everything went well at your appointment! Model patient, eh? That’s awesome 🙂 Hopefully your uterus starts to behave on your ride to work. I’m doing the same thing as you, treating myself to cut and highlights in a few weeks and DH can’t believe how much I pay. I say it’s worth every penny!

  6. Adriane replied:

    Glad your appt went well. 10 pounds is great – I am so jealous I can’t even talk about it. The spa sounds amazing!!!! Glad you had a chance to pamper yourself a little!

  7. Debby replied:

    good for you on your weight gain – you’re doing great. I was way more than that at your point….and now that I’m close to the end I am so lamenting the huge numbers on my scale cause I’m so close to having to take it all off. ugh. Have fun with the baby furniture shopping and try to let yourself go and not worry!

  8. Emily replied:

    Glad the appt went well!!! Post pics, post pics!!! Have a fun weekend!

  9. Geohde replied:

    Welcome to the world of uterine irritability. I hope yours stays better behaved than mine!J

  10. Leah replied:

    As much fun as it is to be right, I’m more bummed because an irritable uterus isn’t much fun. The BH contractions get less interesting (as in “Hmmm, check *this* out) and more uncomfortable (as in “Ouch. Damn.”) as the weeks go by. Before you even ask the question in about another month, I’ll just answer it for you… When it’s REAL labor contractions (as opposed to these BH ones), you will just know. Trust me, they are different.I wanted to also recommend Great Beginnings as a place to shop for baby stuff. They are up in Gaithersburg so it’s a little bit further, but their in-store selection is amazing. They have nearly every stroller, car seat, crib and dresser that you could ever want to look for — in stock and on the floor as a demo. You can see, feel, and manipulate everything with your own eyes and hands. That was important to me. I really wanted to personally lower and lift the side of the crib myself before purchasing one. Ditto on the stroller — I wanted to drive it and make sure I could collapse/expand it one handed as well.Please, please, please post some pictures. I’m dying to see your cute belly and your fancy hair. Congratulations on your PERFECT weight gain. You are a rock star!!

  11. Michell replied:

    I would love to do the whole spa day thing. I suppose I should just splurge and do it Glad that every thing is looking good. Have fun if you decide to go shopping.

  12. sara replied:

    I’m glad you had a great appointment and yes I would love a picture! That’s good that the doctor had an answer for you, doesn’t it make you feel a little bit better when you know what’s going on in there. I didn’t like hearing about the previa, but was relieved to know why I was bleeding. Hope you are having a great weekend!

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