I have been keeping busy, as usual. I had my monthly checkup with the doctor. And can I please just say how over these appointments I am? I mean come on. When I was pregnant the first time my doctor visits were very different. I was going to my OB-GYN in Mexico where my husband was living at the time and so I had to deal with the differences in their methods. I don't even remember if I blogged about it on here (I might have). But their somewhat primitive methods even left me passed out on the laboratory floor at one point (which freaked my hubby out SOOO much!). I did end up switching doctors to have the one I still have now for labor and delivery, but I only went for a handful of visits at the end. Now it is a whole different story. They tell you at the beginning that you will have an appointment once a month and then towards the end of the pregnancy it will become more frequent, with visits every other week. That all seems fine and dandy, and it would be fine, if that is what really happened.
Take last month for example. I went in at nineteen weeks for my monthly exam. Then they scheduled me for my 20 week sonogram (a week later) and then wanted to schedule a follow-up visit for week 21. Yeah. What? I mean once a week for three weeks, only to go yet again for my September "monthly" appointment. I think not. I made them cancel the follow-up visit and just went for my September visit. Today was, and excuse me for being so blunt, ridiculous. I stood on a scale, peed in a cup and sat as the nurse practitioner read off the results of my sonogram and blood work for the previous month. First of all, I was told that if there was something wrong with my blood work that they would call me so I could have cared less about it and second, I was there for the sonogram - I know how it went. It just felt so pointless. Then right before I left they explained to me that I needed to have my glucose screening. (Which, um hello, I can't even believe they make pregnant women go without water for that long.) The thing about that though, is that they wanted to schedule it for next week. I asked if I would have a follow-up and of course they said yes. I then asked if I would need to come in for the beloved monthly visit a week or two after that. Yes. I just laughed (in an annoying tone, to get my point across). I pretty much told them no. I wanted to have the screening in three weeks so that the follow-up visit fell on the same day as my normal monthly appointment. And guess what? They acted like it was the most brilliant idea. Ha. I just couldn't believe how simple a concept it was.
Am I the only one who has ever voiced their opinions on the subject? I mean, hello? Going to the doctor is not cheap and who has time to really do that?
I am a Mama of one with number two on the way. I don't have time to sit around in waiting rooms.
Is that crazy, or is it just me?