No internal exam today much to my surprise, I had a different doctor because mine has finally left for maternity leave and got the bomb dropped on me that she isn't returning until September. Needless to say I am very disappointed as my entire reason for considering delivering in the same hospital was how much I loved MY doctor. I do like two of the other doctors in the practice but one I don't like at all and this new one definitely did not make a good first impression. Going to my OB was like visiting a close personal friend, I'm pretty bummed to have to deliver without her. Of course I want her to spend time with her baby but she was so sure she would be back that I'm feeling a bit blindsided. I'm thinking about switching practices but it doesn't feel like the best time since I only have about 7 wks left and sometimes the enemy you know is still less scary than the unknown. I'm still mourning.
Everything with the baby is normal, this dr was totally unconcerned about the contractions. I have to go to a different lab for some special blood tests due to a recent discovery of a gene mutation in my extended family, this doctor also seem very unconcerned with this but I kind of insisted on the test anyway. (At one point she said, its so uncommon that unless you have family history it isn't necessary, to which I responded 'I just told you I have family history!' duh...) I think I might have intimidated her or something by coming out with technical gene mutations first thing that she clearly wasn't familiar with (I didn't really expect her to be it was just a code after all). She just didn't rub me the right way...I guess I have high expectations that a new doctor to the practice would take some time to review her patients charts before walking into the room. Colin was with me and she asked me if he was delivered by the practice. Now this seems like a normal question except clipped to the inside of the chart (as in the inside cover right smack in your face) are all the xmas cards I've sent them! Seems like the obvious conclusion, but maybe she was just trying to make conversation.
ANYWAY.. what you really want to know...+29 this week, compared to +46 in P1. Comparing overall weight (not weight gain) I am -10 lbs lighter compared to this point of P1.