Friday, August 28, 2009

Doctor Jeckyll turned into Mr. Hyde

Went to my doctor's today for my 18 week check-up and glucose screening. Baby is doing great,all tests came back great, but the doctor told me I needed to lose 3 pounds before my next month visit?! What the??? I was like okay so how many can I gain and then I will subtract 3 from that. He said I didn't understand I was to lose 3 pounds, not gain any! Apparently, I have gained the amount for a 22 week pregnant woman not an 18 week pregnant woman. Really a few weeks makes that big of a difference?!
I then asked him, well how many pounds did I gain at 18 weeks during my last pregnancy, and he said 6 more than I gained now! GO ME! as far as I am concerned that means I am 6 pounds in the green! He said it doesn't work that way. Whatever, so now I am pregnant and am on a diet?
I tried to sell him on how big my boobs are and the extra weight must be there, he didn't by it. I told him how I have been lifting weights for my arms, and that muscle weighs more than fat, so that must be it. He just laughed. I then told him I am constipated (this happens in pregnancy and that must be the extra 3 pounds. He stared at me and wasn't impressed.
He measured my belly and said it is the exact size for 18 weeks, so I guess he is telling me my butt and thighs are too big! UGH... He said because my weight was so great before pregnancy that my average gain should only be 25 pounds for the ENTIRE pregnancy(I gained 44 with Nolan), and I told him,that's the problem. I am not your average woman! He was not happy about that.
He said come back, next month three pounds lighter, I told him I would maintain, he said three pounds, Brenda.
HUMPH, I stomped off, and made Bob take me to get a cheeseburger!I thought when you were pregnant you could get a way with a little extra junk in your trunk, well apparently, Dr. Hyde didn't like that joke either!


Null said...

First of all what doctor gets upset about 3 pounds? Furthermore why would he tell a healthy pregnant woman to LOSE weight. Sorry you had to listen to that.

What I would be losing is faith in my doctor.

Victoria said...

Gain as much damn weight as you want to! Do it for the "team". Pregnancy is the one time in a woman's life where she has an excuse to have that extra junk in her trunk so, screw them all! I say, eat, eat and eat some more!

But, please stay healthy. That is MY niece in there. :)

Alexa said... doc didn't say a word to me about weight, ever. She was always very supportive. I guess you also have to factor in that he is a HE! He has NO IDEA what it is like to have your body taken over!
PS - found your site through the pilot wives club site. I enjoy following you! I am also a pilots wife and mother of a young son.