Thursday, March 3, 2011

Pre-pregnancy prep

I don't know if you remember a few months ago me talking about needing to go see an ob gyn.  You can refer back to this post.  I hadn't gone in 2-3 years (I know that's awful) and wanted to go for routine follow but also for preconception check up.  I was contemplating about which ob gyn to see.  Well, I finally saw one recently but what it came down to was cost.  I opted to stay within the University Hospital system that I work in (as far as the ob gyn that I see) instead of seeing my friend or another physician at her "posh" practice.  Call me cheap but I don't regret it.  100% of the cost was taken care of--and I like that.

Anyway, I hate going to ob gyn visits almost as much as I hate going to the dentist but I figured it was a necessary evil.  Especially if I wanted to make sure I was on the right track (just in case I was to get pregnant).  And, I must say that my experience wasn't so bad after all.  I had to get blood drawn to check a varicella titer since I've never had the chicken pox.  This was probably one of the worse parts.  I hate sharp objects piercing my skin...creeps me out (even if it's a teeny tiny butterfly needle).

Per my ob gyn I don't need to make any changes as of right now...except to decrease the intensity of my exercise routine if I do become pregnant.  Also...
-I need to eat more fruits and veggies (but she didn't say that). 
-I've been on prenatal vitamins for over 6 months and the ones I'm taking are good during pregnancy too. (this is great since they are the cheap Walmart brand)
-I take Omega 3, 6, 9 (one pill that my husband insists I take) which is also ok in pregnancy.  
-I'm on a few allergy meds which are safe during pregnancy.  I'm not convinced so I will continue to be non compliant with them. (unless my eyes are swollen shut, I start wheezing or I'm so congested that I feel my head will explode).
-I need to cut back on the sweets.  This has been out of control since my vacation last week.  I've got this ridiculously raging sweet tooth that's intermittent.

Oh yeah, I had to be weighed at the ob gyn's office and I was not happy with the number.  This further reinforces my not wanting to weigh myself.  Remember I hadn't weighed myself in months prior to this.  Although I know I'm not obese or even overweight I miss seeing 120-something pounds on the scale.  My husband tells me all the time that weight doesn't matter but what does matter is "overall health and how you look naked in the mirror." He is so funny but I think he's right.  I do feel better and I've been more consistent with my workouts and eating better and that is what matters.  Besides I'm more muscular now than I was then or at least that's what I tell myself. LOL.  I'm really trying to get over this complex before I have kids, especially daughters.

By the way, you may remember me saying that we are not TTC  (trying to conceive) but we would be fine if we got pregnant.  I'm not sure what they call where hubby and I are at but I'm calling it NPC (not preventing conception).  What do you think?

I will probably be posting more pregnancy prep related posts in the future since I'm heading in that direction (in life) right now.

Mrs. K


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  2. I like NPC, very appropriate :). I will use that too, because I think TTC is too dictator-like, LOL!

    I miss being around 120-something too, but I know that I am more feminine. Hubby is right to say that weight doesn't matter, but health and how you look in the mirror that is important. Some of those skinny models are flabby in places, LOL!

    I think is nice to be fit, healthy and look good in your clothes rather done low in numbers but unhealthy and unfit.

    I want to read more about your pre-pregnancy posts :).

  3. You are getting me so excited for you! Planning for a baby is a big thing and looks like you're heading in the right direction with all you're doing!

    Girl, please! I haven't seen 120 since I was in high school! hahah I don't know how tall you are, but, I'm 5'10 and at 120 I'd look greatly undernourished. I don't care what anyone says "skinny/skeletal" is NOT cute. hahah And yes, muscle weighs more than fat, so don't bother with the weight on the scale. As long as you feel good, eat well and you're active, that's all that matters.

    NPC is definitely appropriate...and funny :) Good luck to you both!

  4. NPC- I love it!

  5. Mrs. K you look absolutely fabulous regardless of what that scale says. The author of Why French Women don't get fat says, As long as you like the way you look in your jeans... Wow, your getting so close to having a baby! That is really exciting. I'm glad you had a positive GYN experience. Have a great weekend lady.

  6. The number on the scale means nothing. Hubs is right. Its all about how you look naked. I whole heatedly agree. Good luck with the baby making.

  7. I like NPC, which I had those acronyms to throw at a few people (before I had my son) who would constantly ask "when are you having a baby?". One crazy woman actually asked my friend who had been married for about 5 years why they got married if they did not plan on having kids right away. Can you believe the nerve of some people!
    Anyway, I think it is great to be in the "we are almost there" phase! I am so excited for you that I will do a little "silly dance" for you later :).

  8. I'm getting more and more excited about your "NPC" plans and yes I am totally serious about throwing you a baby shower. I'm throwing one for my sister in June so I'll be up to date in the latest baby shower trends ;-)

  9. Blimey, I am impressed! I never did any of that prep before getting pregnant. Having said that, I didn't know I was pregnant til I was four months along! What a numpty.

    Your husband is totally 100% right. Throw away the scales and go by what you see in the mirror. I don't understand why people get het up by a number on the scales.

    Anyway, from the pictures you have posted, I would love to have your figure chick!

    NPC! Now there's an acronym that I like.

  10. Listen to hubby, the scale doesn't/can't tell the whole story. I don't even own one because I know it would drive me insane. I think it's so cool that you are in the NPC stage!

  11. Thanks you ladies. It was just one of those days.
    Teresha: Our scale has been downstairs in a closet for months and I was doing good w/o it but I had to get weighed at that dang ob gyn visit. Grrr...I'm over it now though. :)
    Annie: You are hilarious. Thanks for making me laugh (as usual).
    Amy: Cool! Well I have no family or friends in NC and I'm not too picky so I'm grateful. :).
    Lil Man and Mommy: That is crazy that someone asked her that. Thanks for the "silly dance". I'm feeling the love. LOL.
    Thanks Keya, Monique and K. Rock.
    Rania: I always smile when I read your comments. LMBO @ "skeletal isn't cute." I agree! No I'm 5'7 well 6 and 1/2 but it's close.
    MsBabyPlan: LOL. I agree that some of these skinny models are "flabby in places." Too funny. So...I guess we are both NPC, huh? :)


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