So I was really stressed about my appointment with Dr. ____ today. You may remember, my regular doctor warned me that he would say I had gained too much weight, though she told me she wasn't concerned at all and she gained more weight than me in her pregnancy and she even pointed out that she is 7 inches shorter (which was nice of her. My doctor rocks.) So, anyway, because I'm such a non-anxious person, I got worked up about the visit. I've always been pretty healthy and never been chastised about my weight or whatever. So I was dreading it.
But I got there and he was very mild-mannered and nice. Other than the fact that his exam room was hotter than Hades (I was dabbing at my face, neck and arms with damp paper towels before he got there; his sink actually had foot pedals), it was fine. He saw my Lemony Snicket book and told me how his daughter likes that series. He said I was measuring perfectly (they measured my belly). I stiffened when he said, "You had a big weight gain a few visits back...", but then he concluded, "You didn't gain anything on this visit, so it looks fine." And that was the worst of it.
Now I just have to get through the strep B test on the next visit. He was reassuring about that, too, saying that the test is "not uncomfortable." I had read that 25% of women are strep B positive, but he said in his experience it's more like 60% and not to worry if I turn out to be positive. Of course I'm a little worried, because they give you penicillin during labor if you're positive, and I thought I was allergic to penicillin, though Mom says I'm not. But I'll just bring it up with my doctor next time. There must be some way of finding out.