All is starting to feel like it's normal again! I'm breathing normally! I'm smiling!
The doctor switcheroo seems to have happened! But it involved being very aggressive (and probably a bit lucky , too) - and it was a stressful time. But I think the worst of it is over. I met my new doctor today, and he's great.
I had lunch with a couple of friends afterward, and they told me that the hospital I was originally slated to deliver at has a reputation for problems during delivery. They didn't want to tell me earlier, because they knew I'd panic - but now that I've switched, they thought it would be good for me to know. I'm SO relieved. I wouldn't want something like that weighing on my mind.
(By the way - I had a yummilicious lunch. It was a chick-pea roti - a whole wheat shell stuffed with a spicy chick-pea/onion/tomato/potato stuffing, with a generous mango chutney topping. I enjoyed it immensely with a salad on the side.)
In food / diet news - I'm going to see a dietician tomorrow! Imagine that! I'm actually looking forward to it, and will hopefully get some good guidance on being pregnant and vegetarian. And maybe how to stay away from chocolate more often, lol.
Other than that - I bought new pants yesterday. For the last couple of weeks, I've started to face the fact that my pants are bloody tight. And I can't hide it anymore. Last weekend, I was lying on my bed, trying desperately to squeeze myself into my favourite pair of jeans. The hubby just looked at me with sympathy, and said, "Honey - don't you think it's time you retired those?". He's right. I'll miss them. But it's only temporary.
The new pants are sooooo comfy. Elastic waist! Stretchy fabric! I could wear them like pyjamas, honestly. I feel a bit goofy in elastic-waisted pants, but it's also quite fun. It will be hard to part with them, I think.
I'm hoping to get some good tips from the dietician tomorrow, that will help me eat nutritious and balanced foods throughout the pregnancy and beyond.
Oh yeah - and you know what sucks? I've gone from 208 - 214 so far in my pregnancy (but that's not the part that sucks). The doctor's office asked me for my pre-preg weight, and I told them. Of course, that was according to my own scale. When I weighed in at the doctor's office, I was 219! Even though I had just weighed in at 214 on myscale at home. So, the nurse was like, "wow - 11 pound gain". I didn't bother arguing, because I would have sounded like a crazy woman, ranting about my weight. But it sucked!
Will post after the nutritionist visit!