So for the last 3 months, every time I go to my ob/gyn appointment, it has been QUITE the experience. Of course I always have Jacob and Callie to take along with me. This is a new office for me. I had a different doctor for my other 3 kids, but our insurance changed and I had to choose a new doctor. Sad, except that I knew I wouldn't be delivering here at the end. Anyways, EVERY time I go, the kids do fine playing in the waiting room and all the various stops (the lab, the bathroom (for the lovely specimen), the nurse "interview" questions, etc. Then it all comes to a screeching halt when I get to the exam room. Callie has always completely gone hysterical. Literally every time. Shaking and crying as soon as I'm up on the table. The first time I went, I thought it was because she wanted to be with me, so I held her on my lap. Nope - that wasn't it. She was just totally freaked out. My only guess is that she's worried that something terrible is going to happen to me. Last month, she actually climbed under the chair screaming crying until I sat up. Then she signed "all done" and was fine.
Well, today I brought a bag of cheetos (I bought them for our special surprise tomorrow) for both of the kids and didn't pull them out until we got into the exam room. They both sat down and happily crunched away. When the doctor came in for my tummy check, Callie stood up to watch him VERY carefully, but still munched away. It was amazing! Even the doctor got a kick out of it (of course he remembers the SCREAMING child that comes every month to his office!). So it was very successful!
Oh, and on another positive note, baby is doing great. He is the MOST active baby I've ever had - he is moving around and kicking at 23 weeks like my other kids were doing at 30 weeks. it's nuts. When the nurse put the doppler on me to find his heartbeat, he started kicking away at her! Jacob thought it was hilarious - we determined that he was probably sleeping peacefully and she disturbed his sleep!!!