Wednesday, August 9, 2006

My Latest Doctor's Appointment

My latest doctor's appt. was this past Friday (Aug. 7,2006). My appt
was at 1:45 and we waited for at least 45 minutes for my name to be
called. Like always they weighed me (I gained 5lbs and am now
120lbs), took my blood pressure, and a urine sample. Then I go wait
in the little room. I asked my husband, who goes with me to all
appts. to ask the nurse how come she didn't give me one of those paper
cover things you use to cover up your nether regions and she said I
didn't need to get undressed. ?????

So, the doctor comes in and asks me how did I manage to gain 5 lbs. in
this weather (it's been like 90-100 degrees every stinking day). I
laughed and said you know hot weather, you gotta eat ice cream. Which
was a total joke because I haven't even been eating ice cream like
that. I was so psyched about my weight gain because I had basically
stayed the same weight since finding out I was pregnant until like 2-3
wks. ago having morning sickness and all that. Then he says that he
thought I gained a little too much, so I ask how much should I have
gained and he says, 4 lbs. Ooooh, I'm one big stinky pound over!
Then he goes on about how big babies stretch their mommy's and how
they're harder to deliver.

Miss me with all of that. African-American women on average, no
matter their socio-economic level tend to have lower birth weight
babies and because of that should gain more than a caucasian woman to
have a baby of a normal weight.

"African-American infants are at greater risk of being born
prematurely and/or with a low birth weight and are more likely to die
in their first year than babies who are white, Latino or Asian.

Babies born weighing less than 5 pounds, 8 ounces are considered low
birth weight infants, and very low birth weight babies weigh less than
3 pounds, 5 ounces." - USA Today

Other than that, I am happy and moving along. At the end of this
month, I have an appointment with a Maternal-Fetal Specialist and will
be getting a sonogram and hopefully finding out whether I'm having a
boy or a girl!

2 comments:

  1. That's RIGHT, Mama K...KNOW your facts!!

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  2. Wow,
    I didn't know this at all. It's kinda scary.

    I like when you state facts cause up to now I haven't know them at all.

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