Going to see a man about a Gallbladder...

Dr. H, the general surgeon, looks like Doogie Howser. :)

I took Nini to my appointment with me, 1.) she's had the surgery many years ago (only months before the laproscopic surgery was approved) 2.) we haven't had some Sarah and Aunt Janna time in a long time, 3.) I'm bad about listening to the doctor and not asking all the questions that I have.

So, Doogie came in and here's how the 1st of the conversation went...

Doogie: How far along are you?

Me: 31 or 32 weeks (I couldn't remember, already see that's why I should take people with me wherever I go)

Doogie: Are you planning on a C-Section?

Me: I don't plan on it.

Doogie: Ok, well, we will see you a couple of weeks after she's born and get it out of there...

And that seemed like if I wouldn't have started asking questions that might have been it. :) WOW... talk about a quick visit... Luckily, having Aunt Janna there helped me remember to ask the very important questions that I had...

1.) Will my gallbladder explode during delivery? :) LOL, I mean there's a lot of stuff going on and a lot of pushing and pressure.

Luckily the answer was no. It's all about the low fat diet and keeping my gallbladder from over working and having to push more bile, which then might cause a stone to go into the bile duct, clogging it and then causing the painfulness.

2.) Recovery time... Answer: 2-4 days, some people like to take 2 weeks off, but most people (with the laproscopic surgery) have recovered in 2-4 days, they just want the extra time off. Then, he asked about my maternity leave plans.

Currently, the plan is to take 4 weeks off and then do 2 half days per week in the office and 12-20 hours of work at home for another 4-6 weeks. So, he said that should be ok.

3.) Lifting? (Thinking things like newborn babies) Answer: If it hurts,don't do it...

That's all I can remember now...Pretty much, continue what I'm doing and call them about a week or two after Ana's born to make an appointment and then they will schedule the surgery soon after that. At least we have a plan and I've met Doogie...


So, here is what Baby Center says about 32 weeks:

How your baby's growing:

By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds (pick up a large jicama) and is about 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus. You're gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. In fact, she'll gain a third to half of her birth weight during the next 7 weeks as she fattens up for survival outside the womb. She now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). Her skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for birth.


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