Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dr. Appointment Sabotage

I packed the kids in the seating arrangements courtesy of car seat safety check and headed to my Dr. appointment today.

Note on the car seats - Maizer and Hannah were right behind the driver and passenger seats of our van. We planned to put the new baby in the middle of the very back seat. Well, Maizer is now in the middle of the back seat facing the rear instead of the front because his seat allows for rear seating until 35lbs. It's a lot safer and so we decided to switch him around which means opening the back and putting him in his seat through the "trunk" by climbing over the seat and into his car seat. Does that make sense? Ok now - imagine me climbing in and out of the back...not cool! Hannah is behind the driver now and the new baby will go behind the passenger front seat. Whew!

Anyway back to the appointment. I checked in at 4pm and was called maybe 10 minutes later. I got weighed (no gain - yeah!) went potty and was put into a room. I put the kids in a seat and gave them snacks. We waited..and waited...and waited. I had to go potty again so we all went and when I came back to the room (seeing my Dr. in the halls between bathroom visits) a nurse came in and said - "oh, the Dr. is going to check you again so get undressed. He has to check on a woman upstairs who may need a c-section so hang tight and I'll let you know if he is coming back or not. Get ready anyway because you are next to be seen." OK - I'll just sit here half naked while trying to corral my children in this tiny room. No worries! Take your time.

Which they did. A little after 5pm finally someone came in and said he isn't coming back down so get dressed and I'll listen to baby and you can head out. OK - now I am beyond irritated. Not that a woman had to have a c-section during my appointment - How dare she! - Just kidding, but that I was sitting there naked for so long trying to keep my monkeys off of everything. Good Heavens people!

I left and went straight to Starbucks for some happiness in a cup! A vanilla cream frappacino with whip cream. (That has no coffee in it as I do not drink coffee let alone give coffee to my children.) Yummy. If anyone wants to make my day, just give me a starbucks gift card and I'll be your best friend forever! LOL I got a grande and a tall split in 2 cups for the little ones. They love it too. :) So, everyone is happy and I drive all the way home which is a 35-40 minute drive from the hospital, which I drove up there and back for nothing.

My husband and I tried to get pregnant at a certain time as to have a June Baby, which I really wanted. I am almost to June although the day I picked for labor is tomorrow! LOL I do hope to make it to June though. I am so close. Wish me luck and give me encouragement posts!


Michael Laura Jonah Ryker said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who brings my kids with me to my dr. appointments! Good luck with waiting till June, Personally I'm hoping to have this baby before June but seeing that I only have 2 more days It's not likely :( Michael's classes start June 1st so he'll be gone a lot more with school and work again, which means less time to take care of me when baby is born, anyway hope you're feeling alright and take it easy so you can wait for June to come around!

taylorarchives said...

June babies are the best! I was born in June so that probably makes me biased. But really, you have the whole summer to have fun with the new little baby. Although the heat is a drawback at least you are not going to be pregnant during the worst of it. Well I wish you luck. I can't predict how it's all going to be except I'm almost positive the baby will be born in June ;)

Paging Doctor Mommy said...

I guess my pick of today's date for delivery isn't going to happen!

chloe's clan said...

Nope! I am still here. LOL Who knows. I think he's set up permanent residence. He is way to comfy.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Just blog hopping tonight and enjoyed reading your blog...I am posting on our Disney trip so hope you will stop by. Also, the June giveaway starts today...all comments left in June will be in the drawing for the "June Card Box"! You will have to go down a few posts to read about the monthly giveaway.