So I went for my first real midwife visit with Veronica today. We spent over an hour doing my history, talking about issues. It was quite impressive. I was actually with Rebecca most of the time, not with Veronica, which I was kind of bummed about, but not much I can do. I like Rebecca enough, but she's not Veronica.
I was only able to pick up my records from Dr. Kolderup's office yesterday. It took them over a week to make some shitty photocopies of my basic records and lab results, for which I was charged $25. No ultrasounds or anything like that were included. I'm glad that I have *my* ultrasound copies anyways. The whole thing is ridiculous. They're MY medical records. I paid good money for them. I paid for the ultrasound. I paid for the lab tests. I pay the doctor to take those notes. God, I hate the healthcare system in this country.
Julian kicked me in the bladder all day yesterday. He was kicking side to side most of the time previously, but it felt like his feet were tangled up in my bladder and guts yesterday. Weirdest feeling, I would literally jump whenever he would kick, and he kicked all day long. Last night I was sitting on the couch watching "In the Bedroom" and he kicked me nonstop, right above my pubic bone, in the most twingey spot. I tried poking him, to no avail. Finally I put my legs up on the side of the couch and tried to get my pelvis a litle bit upside down to dislodge him from that position. I guess it worked a bit, but then I started feeling sick. My stomach is getting pushed upwards by the baby, and lately if I bend over or lean down after I eat I start to vurp, which is a nasty phenomenon. So after I eat I have to be sure to stay upright for a while and not do anything like bend down to pick things off the floor.
For the next three days I can't have any sugar at all. Depressing, but maybe it will get me over the hump of this sugar binge I have been fighting. I'm glad that I have already been cutting down or I would be in big trouble, total sugar withdrawal jones! The reason that I can't have any sugar for three days is that I have to do my glucose tolerance test for gestational diabetes.
Really, it's a good thing. I have been eating much better since I tried to cut down on sugar. I eat much more fruit now. It's very true that those empty carbs take up room in your diet that you would otherwise use to eat things that are good for you.
My first prenatal yoga class is tonight. I hope it's good, and not lame. There is 45 minutes of discussion and 45 minutes of asanas. I think it will be good to network with other mamas-to-be, that's my main reason for going. I have those two videos at home that I can do, and the class is only once a week, so it's not like I'm doing it for the fitness!