Today was my monthly OB appointment. Typically, we switch from Dr. M to Nurse R and back again. This month, I saw Dr. M.
For the most part, it went great. I have finally started gaining weight. I gained 1 pound in the 1st trimester, but I am rapidly catching up. :-/ I gained 5 pounds in 4 weeks! So I am up a total of 6 pounds so far. It may seem weird to share my weight, but it holds me accountable. I am trying to keep it reasonable and I think I'm doing okay so far.
The appointment was very quick. We listened to Beanie's heartbeat, which was beautiful. Dr. M answered a few of my questions. I learned my UTI is resolved and the reason I feel like I still have it is because I need to drink even more water, and because this little Bean is moving around so much it is giving me the 'urge' all the time! Pregnancy makes you have to pee in more ways than I realized. ;)
The scary part of the appointment was when we talked about the migraine auras I've been having. Dr. M is concerned about them, particularly because I've had so many in a short period of time. He left the exam room mid-appointment to schedule me with the neurologist. The neurologist typically has a wait of several weeks, but they rushed me in, offering me an appointment at 7am tomorrow. That time doesn't work, so I will be going Friday.
When he came back, he shocked me a bit, telling me he will still let me drive "for now" but suggesting I not drive long distances. It all felt a lot more serious than I initially thought. I felt like I was handling it fine, but I guess it's good to check it out. In the meantime, I'm just supposed to get a lot of rest.
My biggest fear is that they'll make me undergo tests or take medicine that might affect Beanie. The word "neurologist" scares me (I had migraine auras as a child and spent a lot of time with neurologists, including being misdiagnosed as epileptic for a while - all very frightening for a child). But I am just trying to relax and trust that it will all work out for the best.
On the bright side, I made my appointment for 3D Ultrasound #1. We'll get to see our baby's cute little face for the first time on June 14th!