So, I have been in St. Louis all week but have been extremely busy, therefore no updates.
I saw my OB yesterday and I no longer feel so “in the dark” about giving birth. Oh, believe me, I still have questions and will continue to have from now until the day I die (no guarantees on that either, if there’s an afterlife then I will have questions, hehe). But at least I have learned a little bit more and things are a little bit clearer for me now.
Things are done a bit differently in Hong Kong and in some ways perhaps better and some worse. At least now I am functioning within my comfort zone of knowledge.
I have two hospitals to choose from: Missouri Baptist and St. Joseph’s Kirkwood. I prefer Mo Bap, at least I think I do. I am going to tour both just for the hell of it. If anyone has and would like to share an opinion on either/both of those hospitals, I would be grateful.
I have to have the sugar test, a couple of routine blood tests that docs in Hong Kong don’t do, and and ultrasound next time I go. This visit was more of a “getting reacquainted” with my doctor kind of visit.
I am at about 23 weeks now. I am feeling a lot more kicking in the past week, my belly has grown in the past week and I learned that maternity underwear are pretty much just like regular underwear…except that they don’t ride up. I may never switch back.
Chini (my dog) is loving the belly and has spent a lot of time resting her head on it. I think she can hear the baby’s heartbeat. Maybe.
I learned this week at my doctor app’t that I shouldn’t eat deli cold cuts unless I microwave them. This seems odd to me and perhaps a bit paranoid. I have had numerous SubWay sandwiches throughout the five months of this pregnancy and ate a turkey club before I read the info yesterday…oops. I guess its been okay so far, but I suppose I won’t push my luck. Guilt is such a pain in the butt.
One last thing, I am going to look into taking a birthing class of some sort…any suggestions??