Monday, November 1, 2010

Taking 2 kids to your OB check ups

My mom has watched the girls for me the last couple times, but let's face it: there are lots of appointments and sometimes it just seems easier to bring them along. Here were the highlights:

-getting lost on the way even though I've already been there twice this pregnancy.
-having our name called quickly and getting my hopes up that our wait will be really short, only to end up waiting longer in the tiny exam room instead of out in the nice big open waiting room with a kids area. Next time we're going back out there to wait and the doc can come get us!
-peeing in a cup in a tiny bathroom with my two kids standing right in front of me and wondering what in the heck I am doing.
-bringing skittles for them to eat during the appointment. Ainsley managed to eat them neatly for the first half of the bag. The second half was smeared all over her face, shirt, and hands. That was a nice sticky mess.
-Addison saying "I have to go to the bathroom!" right in the middle of my time with the midwife.  She was super sweet about it and even offered to keep Ainsley entertained while I took Addison (even though I know she had other people waiting. My sincere apologies to those people who were waiting, but you gotta do what you gotta do). It helps when your midwife is a mom of two young kids too.

Really, in the grand scheme of things, this was a pretty easy breezy experience. No trantrums. No poopy diaper blowouts or accidents, etc. etc. etc. The best part was that my midwife plopped the girls up on the exam table with me and let them help "hear" the baby's heartbeat. She had to completely maneuver around both of them, but it was a really sweet moment.

I think we'll get to find out the sex in about 6 weeks!

Oh and yeah we stayed another 15 minutes so the kids could play in the play area. I got to read a magazine. They played. Win-win.


Angela said...

I LOVE that you stayed so they could play in the play area!!!!!!!! Brilliant!

Steve, Amanda, Kyle , Owen, and Madilyn said...

Maire, I always love reading your blog, it makes me smile. It reminds me that I am normal and other people have exciting adventures like me too. :)

Super exciting that you get to find out the sex of the baby soon and I won't worry about making others wait. They will just blame it on the doctors anyways. :) It seams like you spend 45 minutes waiting, minimum, for your 5 minute appointment. Best wishes!

Andrea said...

:) I loved the part about peeing in a cup...always my favorite part of the ob visits. My favorite was when I did it after I had Lauren. My muscles were shot from pushing so I peed all over myself. Fun times.

Carmen said...

Wow! This is a much more tame story than what I anticipated after reading the title. :) Way to go taking both of them!

Marie said...

Carmen I have to say I was pretty thankful things didn't get more eventful than that!