Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Doctor Visit with Mommy

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!


Jason, Erin, and Ella said...

love the sunglasses!

Vanessa said...

What a great big sister she is going to be! Glad to hear that your appointment went well! And I love the new header pic - what a gorgeous family!