Monday, July 20, 2015

30 Weeks

I would really love to update at least once per week until my due date. I have no idea how reasonable that is given how busy I usually am, but I'm going to try!

So tomorrow I'll be 30 weeks. How exciting is that? The "WOW, you're gonna pop any minute," and "Are you SURE you're not due until September?" comments had already started, but they're getting more frequent now. And I want to pummel each and every one of these people. One of these days I'm just going to say, "Pregnant?" and act confused/offended if someone asks when I'm due.


I had been fighting what I thought was just "a little chest congestion" since July 4th weekend, and I finally went to the clinic last Thursday. Turns out I had have bronchitis and an upper respiratory infection. I STILL sound horrible and wheezy (mostly at night) after 4 days of antibiotics. Not excited about that. But I was to the point where I could barely take a breath last week, and today I just have some residual phlegm, so I should count my blessings!

I talked to my OB/GYN about this when I went in on July 9th, and he advised me to just take some Mucinex DM for 3-5 days and that I'd be back to normal. All this is to say, he didn't even bother listening to my lungs with his stethoscope. So I went to get a second opinion!

This is also the man who took me on as a patient with my stipulation that he'd be open to the possibility of a VBAC birth, and when we spoke about it at my first appointment he let me know he had a vacation planned the week I was due and if he wasn't there by some chance none of the other doctors are even willing to try. C-Section City. Apparently, he has to be at the hospital the entire time I'm laboring, and that might not be possible.

SINCE WHEN ARE DOCTORS SO LAZY? I hate to say that, but it made it seem as though he just wasn't even going to let me attempt because it'd be inconvenient for his schedule. He also said he'd need to check to see if my pelvic bone was able to accommodate a vaginal birth... what does that even mean? Women have been giving birth since the beginning of time, but I'm different?

Sorry, whole other tangent there.

Anywho, I should probably get back to work. Hope everyone had a great weekend!


  1. OB/GYN's seriously irk me with this. I had a different doc with each of my girls because I had them in different states. BOTH docs started insisting on a c-section after my 6th month because I was huge and they were afraid the baby would be too big to push out. Neither were because I fought it tooth and nail. I swear despite the risks being higher for c-sections for the MOTHER, the docs like them because they're predictable. UGH.

  2. Hi! I'm finally finding time to read and comment on blogs. Love your update on your new little one that's on the way! Congrats! :)