February 7, 2007

Another sleepless night

Somewhere between balancing the checkbook and being defeated at minesweeper, the clock struck 3 AM. Why am I still awake? Partially because of the nasty cough I have. Partially because I'm so hungry but I know if I eat I'll have heartburn that keeps me awake more than the hunger does. And partially because I just can't get comfortable.

It is so cold outside that I can hardly stand it. I wanted winter weather for our youth camps, but this is just outrageous. School was canceled two days in a row because of the cold temperatures. On Monday, Kyle didn't have practice because of school being canceled so we did a little shopping (we bought our crib set from Pottery Barn Kids), finally finished our registries (for now at least) and went out to lunch (at Red Robin . . . which was one of the best dining experiences I've had). It was a pretty good day. Oh, and I think we finally have decided on a name . . . at least tentatively. But it's top secret.

We have another doctor's appointment tomorrow. I'm not fearing this one like I have all of the others. I think I'm beginning to calm down and be a little more positive. I was thinking back to my first appointment, and I don't think I ever blogged about the nurse we saw that day. We spent a good amount of time with the doctor, but afterward, we were left with a nurse to go over . . . well, not much of anything. We spent most of the time with her watching her fumble around with the computer not knowing what she was doing. We needed to change our phone number in the information and that took her about 15 minutes. At the end of a very tedious session with her, I asked her about DHA supplements. I had been taking them at the advice of my pharmacist (who we got to know well over the summer). I had forgotten to ask the doctor about them, so I thought I'd see what she knew. Her first response was, "You don't need DEA supplements. THat's ridiculous." DEA? No. It's DHA. SO, I corrected her and she looked confused . . . like she had never heard of it before. Let me back up and say that I had already done my research. WebMD called DHA, Calcium and Folic Acid the "Big Three" that pregnant women need. And she had NEVER heard of DHA supplements but continued to tell me that they were a waste of money.

So, I asked her if I could speak to the doctor once more before we left just to see what she thought. She left the room for about 20 seconds and came back in and said she talked to the doctor and she said DHA supplements were a waste of money. WOw. That was fast. Then, she said, "Since you seem to be so concerned with the health of your baby, here's a pamphlet that might interest you." First, who isn't concerned with the health of their unborn child? Second, the pamphlet was on the dangers of using illegal drugs during pregnancy! WHat about me made her think that illegal drugs might be a problem for me? Kyle said she was probably the one using the illegal drugs.

Alright, there's more I want to write, but my stomach's getting the best of me. I'm going to get a snack.

Oh, and in case you're wondering . . . whether they're a waste of money or not, I'm still taking the DHA supplements.

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