When I was trying to get pregnant, it seemed like EVERYONE was pregnant, or trying to get pregnant again, or knew someone who was pregnant. And, EVERYWHERE I went was full of pregnant people. For a while, it was totally fine and didn’t bother me at all. Then, it became, well, you’re reading this, so you know what it was like. Now, though, that I’m not trying anymore, I don’t notice as much, and it’s almost like everyone has stopped getting pregnant. I think that’s the blue car syndrome in effect right there.
This past week, I went in for my annual lady-parts check up, expecting to walk into a room full of big-bellied ladies, and to my surprise, there were NO pregnant ladies anywhere in the waiting room. When I went in the back with my Dr., who I’ve been seeing since I was 22, he explained: his practice is just GYN now. No OB. For those of you still in the trenches and experiencing your own “pregnant ladies are everywhere” pain, you might look for a Just a GYN doctor.
In other news, my mittelschmerz is back. It is awful. When I sneeze (it’s almost pollen season here in the south), it’s like a knife in my stomach and the cramping two days ago nearly had me prostrate. I wonder if I can eat more spinach or something and make this stop. Right now, I’m just using advil and a heating pad, which is pretty effective. I once did those ovulation strips testing to see if I was ovulating, and that month my mittelschmerz corresponded exactly with those strips, which was pretty cool to observe. Right now, though, it’s just annoying and uncomfortable.
We have our fire inspection coming up next week. Then, it’s just the health inspection and the homestudy. I went to adoptuskids.org last night and looked around on the website for a while. Some of those children have been through so much. It breaks my heart to think about it, really.