About a month ago when I was sick with a throat infection, I called my OB office to try to get an appointment....only to find out that, as of that day, my OB was no longer at that practice. They didn't give any details, and still won't....and believe me, I've tried to get the juicy details out of them. Everyone gives me the same scripted answer, they don't know why he left, blah, blah, blah...
Yeah, right. :)
So now I'm looking for a new doctor. At least I have a few weeks, right???!
I met one of the new physicians in the practice a couple weeks ago, and she was really sweet. I liked her a lot. She was really engaging and easy to talk to - and I felt more free to talk about certain things because she's a woman (I have gone to a male OB-GYN for a loooong time...why is that again???). The only thing is, because my doctor left unexpectedly, she was asked to start several weeks earlier than she was planning to - because she has a 6 week old newborn at home, you see (her first).
Ummmmmm, I honestly feel sorrier for her than I do for myself. She's not even sleeping right now! (And that begs the question, do I really want an OB who isn't sleeping????)
Oh, and the other thing? I not sure, but I have a feeling that we are about the same age. Either that, or I might even be OLDER than her! Now that is just a bizarre feeling...
So today was my 30 week appointment, and I opted to see one of the midwives in the practice. It was a great visit - and I'm kinda leaning towards staying with her. And she's definitely older than me, so that helps...
On another note, my hemoglobin level was low at my last blood draw (28 weeks), so a few days the office called and told me to buy some iron supplements. Ugh...I am so not taking those. I can't even get down the prenatals most of the time right now. Let's just say my gag reflex is a little sensitive.
So I tried some black strap molasses on the advice from the lady at the health food store. Big mistake. A tablespoon of that nasty stuff is waaaaay worse than a big pill. Jessie, why didn't you warn me???? :)
So today I'm going to research some alternative ways to get more iron in my diet. Any advice for me? It needs to taste good though!
Another fun fact - I measured 32 weeks today ... hopefully I will go early!