Isaiah 40:31

"They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall walk and not be weary, they shall run and not faint." Isaiah 40:31

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"How are you feeling"

Is this THE MOST COMMON QUESTION asked of a preggo ever? I've got to find some better answers other than, "fine". "Fine" doesn't cut it. They want to know the nitty gritty. They want to know that things are horrible, so they can go, "aww, I'm so sorry. Mine was worse, let me tell you." Okay, so am I seeing that the point in asking me "how are YOU feeling" is mainly about them telling me about their experience?

I should have started with a disclaimer. This isn't EVERYONE that asks me, but a majority of the acquaintances that I come in contact with, at work or not close friends. I do have some dear, close friends that really are interested in HOW I AM. This gripe doesn't apply to them.

I actually had a woman tell me that she only got ONE ultrasound on her 13 yr old because she was afraid of the damage that it would do to her unborn child. Does anyone know of any statistical studies out there to even corroborate this insanity? I thought ultrasounds were the safest way to check out the kiddo? Then she said, well "if he turns out deaf, you'll know why!" What in the world would ever make this person say something like that to me? Even if it was true! If my child turns out to have any abnormality or handicap or whatever, he will be loved JUST THE SAME! (this is the part where I mutter under my breath, "flippin moron")

Speaking of abnormalities, I got the results from my NT/Quad screen. It says that Stickie has a very low possibility of either Trisomy 18, Down Syndrome, or spina bifida. Essentially, they told me that I was "normal negative". Hey, I'll take that! Statistics are not my strong suite.

I have tried to put behind me the issues surrounding last Friday's OH-B visit. I've decided that since there are 3 drs in the practice and I have a 33% chance of having Dr, OH NO for delivery, then I'll just opt to see the other two when I make my appointments from now on. Nothing like just avoiding the situation. Hey, what gets a girl through the day is what's important here!

I have to apologize, I've been terrible at keeping up with my reading and commenting on blogs. I'm still thinking and praying for you all. I also thank you all so much for your continued support.
Have a blessed day!


~Jess said...

Was my boss that woman? She went on a tirade last week about tylenol causing autism and yesterday it was about the damage that u/s can cause the fetus. She was 40years old with her second and wouldn't let them do more than 1 u/s...she kept going on and on about how I should refuse anymore u/s (told her I will have had 2 with the ob as of tomorrow). What a nut job!

I think that is the most common question: I'm so tired of getting it and then having people tell me that I suck because I haven't really been sick too much. Thanks.

I honestly don't understand some people.

Kahla said...

Our ultrasound tech was actually telling us how people think they are safe once they hit the 2nd trimester but she's seen so many people come in and it not be ok, even with full term, etc... some people are just clueless! Congrats on the results!

noswimmers said...

What??? WHAT DID YOU SAY?? I can't HEAR YOU!!

I guess my mom had one to many ultrasounds.

Freakin' morons.

Anonymous said...

YAY On the negative normal!

Chelle said...

I get that question a lot too!! Some of the people don't want to right out ask me if I am pregnant (because maybe I am just packing on the pounds!) so they ask, "how are you feeling" while looking at my tummy! lol. It's all good! What other answers have you come up with??

Soapchick said...

Okay well I'm going to start coming to your blog and asking you how you are feeling! haha. Some people are dumb asses, nothing much you can do about it! Hang in there.