The Babe had an appointment with her specialist today and for once we were early! Usually we are either on time or a little bit late because, well, getting out of the house with a baby and a husband can be a little stressful!! Any-who...our appointment was scheduled for 11:20a - and we got there at 11:00a...WAY earlier than we're used to!!
So, we signed in and sat in the waiting room. The Babe crawled around and played with the other kids for a little while...11:20a came and went. We finally got into our exam room by 11:25a and a nurse came in to get her vitals. Thankfully she has gained a whole pound and is now a whopping 15 lbs, 14 oz...HORRAY!!!
The nurse says the doctor will "be right in" and usually she is - about 5 minutes later...except for this time!! As The Man and I are sitting in the room - with The Babe, of course - I come across a notice taped to the wall regarding a new appointment policy. In order to save you from the boring parts, let me just say that it said something to the effect of - if you miss your appointment without giving notice, then you owe us a $50 missed appointment fee.
I love how these people seem to think that their time is more important than a patient's time. Okay, so they DID go to medical school and all, but give me a break!! The reason I schedule my appointment when I do is because I have other things going on...like The Man having to leave for work or The Babe needing to take her nap!! If I am late, I accept my punishment...but we were 20 minutes EARLY for crying out loud!! I should get paid $50 from the people who pushed my appointment back thanks to their being inconsiderate!! I truly believe many more people would be on time if they knew being late would cost $50 to someone else.
Don't worry, though...we made the most of our time!! Pictured below is The Babe as Wonder Woman...complete with a cape, head-dress and a sword of truth instead of a lasso of truth...lassos are hard to fabricate out of that table paper: