People are so unpredictable, and have WAY too much influence over my attitude.
So, last thursday I had 2 doctor visits, one to my OB and one with a chiropractor. First, the chiropractor... the man I was sitting next to felt the need to comment on my pregnancy. My daughters were with me and playing very nicely, but not quietly, with the toys in the waiting room.
He says: "and you're expecting another one eh?"
Sweet daughter #1 comes up and says " We're going to have 4 kids in our family!"
I explain, they have an older brother at home.
"you're a brave woman"
LOL, well, its not so hard when I'm not pregnant.
"and when is that?"
I couldn't believe my ears. I was SO offended. Did he really think that was funny? despite the massage and adjustment, I felt far MORE stressed after my visit because I was just steaming about his obnoxious comment.
Then I went to my routine OB visit with full confidence that I could convince my doctor that I was not diabetic and did not need the 3 hour glucose tolerance test. I had been testing my sugars at home, and everything seemed completely normal. Even when I tried, I couldn't get my blood sugar all that high. The doctor took a glance at the paper with all my numbers and set it immediately aside. URGH!! He then proceeded to lay on the mother's guilt saying things like, "well, I can't *make* you do this test, its *your* pregnancy and *your baby's* health." Gee, thanks. FINE, I'll do the stupid test. So, Friday morning I went in for the horrible test. The drink was just as bad as expected, but luckily, my response to it wasn't as bad as last time. I did get a headache, but no rebound shaking and nausea.
The thing that made the test tolerable was the very pleasant young lady who I sat next to during the test. She was expecting her first baby, and had to do the yucky test too. In fact, I think she was just as frustrated about doing it as I was. In great contrast to the **~@!## I sat to previously, she was respectful and anxious to glean from my great "wisdom" in pregnancy, labor and delivery... The time went by very quickly as we talked about numerous topics including cravings, working after baby, breast pumps, epidurals and who the best doctors are.
So, in conclusion, JEESH, to the person who felt the need to insult me, and THANK YOU FOREVER to the nice lady I was able to share the yucky experience of the glucose tolerance test with. I really wish that other people didn't have such a big influence on me. I really should have been able to enjoy the massage and gripe and hate the glucose tolerance test, but I guess life just doesn't always give you what you expect.
PS: I got my glucose tolerance test results. ALL NORMAL. Go figure.