This summer, as my OBGYN visits have gotten more and more frequent, Katie Anne has had to accompany me to a few appointments with Dr. Pitcher. Today, we headed to her office for our last joint visit - KA will be back in school by the time I got back in 2 weeks. When we got there at 11:00, the office staff said they had my appointment time down as 2:15 ... even though I had the paper where they'd written 11:15 as the time when I made the appointment last time! So, they said they'd try to work me in - which meant a long wait for me and Katie Anne. I was very stressed about how I was going to keep her busy during that time. Luckily, we'd brought a bag full of books and small toys for entertainment. Katie Anne was spectacular during the wait and while I saw Dr. Pitcher. All together, we were at the office for right at two hours - and she was so good the whole time! I was so proud of her!
The appointment went well, too. Baby SJ4 is still measuring 3 weeks ahead of schedule, and his heartbeat sounded good. He's in the head-down position and ready to go! My blood pressure and everything else looked great. The best news of all was that I'd only gained 1 lb in the last two weeks, even though we'd been on vacation during that time! Everyone at the office was very proud of me. Hooray!
Ready to roll:
Here she is, playing quietly while we wait on Dr. Pitcher:
Since she was so patient, I let her pick our lunch location. She gave me two choices - Sweet Tomatoes or Cracker Barrel. Since I wasn't sure how I'd navigate the whole Sweet Tomatoes set up with the two of us, I chose Cracker Barrel. We had a great girls' lunch out together! We played with Polly Pocket until it was time to eat.
Then, we finally headed home for much-needed naps for both of us!