I went back to the doctor today (who shall henceforth be known as Dr. Stupidhead.) I *thought* my appointment was with my regular doctor, but when I got there, nope, Dr. Stupidhead. Sigh. FINE.
I took my seat in the waiting room, and I waited. And waited. And waited some more. And after an hour and fifteen minutes, went to a room, where the medical assistant told me there were two people in front of me and one of them was a new OB visit. AWESOME.
So I waited and waited and waited some more. And contemplated leaving. But I stayed, because I actually had questions for change (more on that in a minute.) And two hours after my scheduled appointment time, my REAL doctor walked in the room. Turns out she had a break between deliveries and heard they were massively backlogged and came over to help. This was extra-awesome because I know that a doctor who is two hours behind is not going to actually LISTEN to what I have to say, she's going to spend the appointment stressing about how far behind she is. So: yes, awesome.
But before I could even get to my questions? She pronounced my weight gain, and I quote, "Perfect." It took all my self-control not to be like, "I KNOW, RIGHT????"
Suck it, Dr. Stupidhead.
Anyway, my questions today: just this morning I had my second classic migraine (aka migraine with aura) of this pregnancy. I used to get them when I first started getting my period, and then I got them allll the time, with super-bad visual auras, but prior to Stosh, it had been close to twenty years since I had one. I had a visual aura a month or so ago, right before bed, but I went to sleep and woke up feeling fine so I didn't think too much about it. This morning, I had a mild headache and felt really thirsty, but nothing out of the ordinary until suddenly I couldn't see. And the harder I tried to see anything, the less I could see it. Like right after you look at a bright light, except I hadn't. So I chugged a bunch of water, took two extra-strength Tylenol, and when in the office and closed my eyes, at which point I could clearly see a whole laser light show- red, blue, yellow flickering snake-light string of lights. After about half an hour, it seemed to mostly go away. I felt off for the rest of the day- really exhuasted, like after you puke a lot? (Sorry, gross, I know.) Like that. Not as bad as the migraines I used to get, but pretty bad. My doctor said my blood pressure was perfect and there's no protein in my urine, so no worries. Perfect.
My other question was about the super intense braxton-hicks contractions I had last week, which I thought were probably illness/dehydration-related, but a few of them were really breath-taking, so I was a little nervous. She wanted to do a quick cervical check, which was completely perfect and therefore totally reassuring.
So. Even though it was light when I got there and dark when I left, it was a good appointment. And Dr. Stupidhead is a big dumb smelly stupidhead.