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!