Monday, January 15, 2007

16w4d We Have an OB

This past week I went to visit yet another OB. He was very thorough and gentle and in the end after much rumination, I have decided to go with him. I loved the other doc that I saw (see last post) but she is in practice alone and he is in practice with 6 other docs who he's worked closely with for 20 years. Frankly, with a twin prgnancy, I just feel more comfortable knowing that someone is always readily available there in the office. And, by the way, it was the most organized dr's office I have ever seen. Everything ran like clockwork in there. And it wasn't an anomaly either - I've heard this from other people too.

I've been feeling pretty good - belly a-poppin'. Some great friends have given me some maternity stuff, so I am way more comfortable now - you girls were totally right on that one! I mean, I am not so big, but the tight pants just weren't cutting it anymore!

The one thing I wish I could fix right now would be this: every afternoon at about 3PM my mood takes a plunge. I begin to feel a bit depressed/anxious. It is so weird because it is the same time every day! I have tried to figure it out cognitively, of course, but I really don't think there's anything there, any association I can think of. I have tried an afternoon nap thinking maybe I am just worn out, but sometimes I can't even sleep at that time. I have tried eating a lot at like 2PM to avoid blood sugar issues. I am now trying to take a B complex vitamin at around 2PM to see if the B12 might be a mood booster around that time (didn't work yesterday). It's just so strange because mornings are good - totally normal, and I generally feel pretty good after dinner, etc. But that 3-7PM time is really a downer.

Could it be some hormone cycling? Other ideas? Has anyone ever experienced this particular issue?


x said...

I'm glad to hear your enjoying the maternity pants. I think that maternity underwear is my favorite, I may never give it up.
I am not sure about the mood. I've heard of people getting really tired at 3pm everyday. Fish oil can help with mood if you want to try something else natural - just get a good one that filtered (all good fish oils are refridgerated). It's a bonus because the omega 3 is great for the babies.

Lut C. said...

Good, an OB you feel comfortable with.
A Clockwork OB. :)

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say hi- I am pregnant with twins and just out of the first trimester. (12.5 weeks) Good luck to you!

Jennifer said...

I haven't had the same-time-each-day mood plunge but I second your hormone cycling theory. Or the blood sugar/blood pressure thing. I think this 3-7 pm tanking is a good excuse to pamper/indulge/do whatever you want. And welcome to the world of maternity pants. Aren't those waistbands fantastic?! Better to accommodate your popping belly! By the way, are you going to find out the sexes? (we just confirmed I have two girls).

Mel said...

One of the things I did to make my old (not pregnant) pants fit, was to only zip them like a third of the way up, then tuck the button & zippers under. Then I just got 2 belly bands to cover the waist. It looks like I am wearing a long t-shirt under my other shirt which is cool anyway. That way I have been able to expand the life of my pants for a few more weeks.

A.M.S. said...

Obviously, I can't offer any pregnancy advice, but I wanted to say, "Good for you" for finding a doctor who fits. Doctor shopping, I think, is one of the hardest things to do. When you are fortunate enough to find the right one, it makes things so much easier.

Hope the 3pm slump passes soon! Good luck to you.

Sara said...

Sorry about the daily mood swings. I don't have any idea what's causing it, but I hope that you can find a good way to cope. Congratulations on your new doc choice! It must make you feel better to have that sorted out.