Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Things I learned today at the doctor

If you have gained 24 pounds and then gain 13 more pounds, you will have gained 37 pounds.

If you eat sushi for dinner, you will have sugar in your urine the next morning.

If you eat sushi for dinner the night before your appointment, your genius nurse practitioner will assume you eat piles of rice all the time.

If you just say "Okay, I will," a lot, the genius nurse practitioner will let you go home a lot sooner.

If you zone out during the long boring DVD about the third trimester they play you while you wait for your blood draw, you will miss the doctor saying that there are many kinds of "IV birth control" from which to choose in the hospital.

I'm pretty sure she meant "IV pain control" since the whole birth control thing would be a moot point by then.

6 comments:

  1. I wish you were nearby. We trick-or-treated for 3 hours, have loads of candy, and Ailane is in bed. I am willing to share. Lots of chocolate...
    How was Lovely's Halloween? Just think... you will have a baby to dress up next year! No costume is required for you, of course, just hang a sign that says "world's best mama". :)

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  2. Ha! It is easier to just nod and agree sometimes!

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  3. Well. Informative. I think?

    How are you feeling?

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  4. This made me think of when I was at the hospital having my second baby. Alex was filling out the paperwork while I was, like, 8 cm dilated.

    Reading the question, Alex asked me, "Do you think there's any chance you might be pregnant?"

    Brilliant thing to have on a L&D intake form.

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  5. IV birth control? Yes, that must be a new strategy!

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