Yeah, ok, I’m a little spoiled. I had an OB appointment today and all she did was use the doppler to listen to the heartbeat. I REALLY miss those weekly sonograms at Dr. N’s!! I’m going to be a wreck by the time I get my sonogram on the 19th!
The appointment went well, though. No problems finding the heartbeat. No worries about my glucose levels after my first week of testing. I was a little worried about that. My fasting and post-breakfast levels had been a little higher than the target range, while my post-lunch and -dinner ones had been pretty much right on target. Dr. E said that at this point, she feels ok with them as they are since they are only slightly elevated. I did some research and found that that is a pretty common thing and am going to try having a protein snack just before bed to see if that helps level it out some. I’ve also been a little concerned at the lack of appetite. Hunger and nausea are feeling pretty much the same these days, and I’ll sit down to eat, thinking I’m starving, only to feel stuffed after a couple of bites. But, in the month since she last saw me, I’ve gained one pound, so I guess I’m making those few bites count. I really hope that goes away soon, now that we’ve reached the second trimester. I’m tired of fixing food only to not eat it and trying to snack every two hours is exhausting! Oh, and she gave me the OK to take my ambien. I’ve had horrid insomnia for the past two years. I either can’t fall asleep, or fall asleep for a few hours only to be wide awake from 3am until 6 or 7am. I can’t nap during the day, so I’ve been like a zombie for weeks. Can’t WAIT to go to bed tonight and actually sleep! All in all, a good appointment (although I think an office with a waiting room full of pregnant women should probably have some way to turn down the heat, especially if they have to sit there for almost an hour like I did before being called back. We were all gasping and fanning ourselves with magazines.)
My weekly progesterone just arrived by UPS with some big scary needles. They look larger than the ones we used with the PIO. Same gauge, but I think they might be longer, which makes me feel a little queasy! Dr. T warned me that I wasn’t going to like this much. Dr. E, on the other hand, told me that since it’s a weekly injection, I won’t have the usual progesterone side effects quite as bad as I did with the daily shots.