Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Doctor's Visit #10- Week 36

Paul had today off, so he got to go to the doctor's appointment. And of course, when Doctor R. asked if we had any questions, Paul spoke up:

Paul: "So how big is this baby?"

Dr. R: Smiles and gives a non answer like "right on track" or "just perfect."

P: (who is not easily deterred) "Okay. Now let's say this baby were a turkey. How big would it be? How many people would it feed on Thanksgiving?" (proving that the "it's a baby, not a turkey" response that a fellow blogger suggested and that I had used on Paul when he was obviously hoping that we'd set some sort of hospital record was not taken quite the way I had hoped it would be).

D.R.: "A turkey? It wouldn't feed very many. I'd say she's 7 1/2 lbs." (I ponder whether this means that Maggie is now 7 1/2 lbs or whether she will be 7 1/2 lbs in 4 weeks when she's due. Before I can think to ask she continues-) "How big was the last one again?"

Me: "9 lbs 4 oz."

D.R.: "Oh." (glances at the bump.) "You must just hide them really well, because I don't remember you being that big last time. It just must not show that much on you..."

So... I guess we'll have to wait and see...

I also had to report the fact that I'm still getting sick most days, either before or after I eat... I have to say though that getting sick like this is still preferable to having first trimester morning sickness. At least after I'm sick now I feel better! On the other hand, I lost a pound... how can anyone eat when their stomach is this crowded! There's just no room for food!


  1. I love following your pregnancy. You are beautiful!!!

  2. Awww... One of my midwives made a guess w/ Zavier, but not because she was asked. Was training someone and said he felt like he was such and such weight. I'm thinking she was off unless he packed on all the pounds at the end lol.

    SOrry you're still getting sick!


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