So I had an appointment to at the birth center, which is where I am getting my prenatal care now...
My weight gain has been a lot more than it should be, and they wanted to do some extra testing to rule out thyroid problems, diabetes, and some other things. I am sure it's just because I had 3 pregnancies in a row and not enough time to lose the weight in between, because of the recovery time and bed rest after both miscarriages. But it's policy to do the testing, so they took 4 vials of blood. :( I felt awful afterward, but I'm proud to say I did not pass out!
I also had a pap smear test, but didn't finish it. I was so tense because I have "white coat phobia" that it hurt to the point of tears. I said maybe we should to it after I have the baby instead and luckily that was fine. I thought I would do better at the birth center, because it's less formal, there's no "doctor smell," and they don't actually wear white coats lol. But the exam table, the box for discarded needles, and a few other things still gave me the impression I was in a doctor's office, and that made the panic kick in. I felt so stupid because I was being such a baby and costing them a lot of extra time. But I honestly can't control it, no matter how hard I try. >_<
Anyway, I was also told I need to see an ultrasound specialist. Apparently my last ultrasound did not get a good picture of the heart valves and some other things. She said it was nothing to worry about but my mind was jumping to heart problems. Luckily Steven convinced me I was being paranoid.
Kaylee was so adorable, while I was in my appointment, I could hear her playing in the lobby with Steven. Then since I took a while, she started asking about me. She asked a nurse, "Excuse me, is Camille in there?" because she knows other people call me Camille, not Mommy. After the appointment, she could tell I was upset. She asked if I was ok and if I was crying, and screwed up her face in the most worried pout lol. She really wanted to make me feel better so I cheered up pretty quick. She is such a sweetie. :)
Baby is kicking like crazy, all day and night. She (or he) must be healthy to be so strong!! I am just going to focus on that for now, and try not to worry until I get the blood test and ultrasound results.