It seems like the list of things we have to do before baby comes keeps growing and growing … and time keeps running out and we’re not crossing things off the list!
Genetically speaking, I’m a list-maker. I remember seeing my mother’s lists for everything from groceries to thank-you notes to be written next to the phone or on the kitchen table for pretty much all my life. Even when I was in college I’d call and she’d say, “I’m so glad you called! I’ve been keeping a list of things I need to remember to tell you!” Now that I’m pregnant, and have no memory cells to speak of, lists have become monumentally important. My sister was visiting a few weeks ago and I had a grocery list all set but when we got to Trader Joe’s I couldn’t find it. I nearly cried. Luckily she’s not prego so she could remember every single thing on the list (amazing!) and we made it back to the car with everything we needed … only to find that stupid list sitting right there in the cupholder of the car. I could just kick myself sometimes! Actually, no, there’s no possible way I could do that in my current state so I owe myself like thirteen thousand kicks after the baby’s born.
ANYWAY, the point is that one of the big things on the list is finding a pediatrician. Who knew that they won’t let you take your baby home without having a doc waiting in the wings?? Not me until a few months ago. I kept wondering what I was supposed to do that I was forgetting until our hospital tour a few days ago. Whoops! Today I finally called the pediatrician that my doctor recommended and made an appointment to meet her.
As you well know, we already don’t like my doctor very much so we’re a bit worried about his recommendation. We do have two things working for us, though: We LOVED his physician’s assistant and the pediatrician he recommended is a woman (duh, lady doctors LISTEN most of the time!).
So, internet, here’s where you come in. How do we know if she’s a good pediatrician? What do we ask her? What if we don’t like her, then what do we do? Time is running short. I’m getting panicky. If it wasn’t for 43things.com I would have already forgotten everything else I’m supposed to be doing this month. Help me!!