Thursday, March 6, 2008

Monthly Dr Appointment

oK - WARNING p-word appointment and random thoughts all over the place -
(yes barb- sad but true-for the most part, I write like I speak/think- scared now?)

Welp, I made it back from the dr's appointment. I just do not understand pre-natal care really. I guess this is coming from an infertile stand-point. I go there, they do things that I really could do at home. Maybe this is based on my fertility treatments. (I mean, we did do our own injections)

Normal appointment: I weigh myself (didn't gain any), I pee in a cup. (i had a few white blood cells today but I told them I was fighting a cold- they were not worried) They take my BP (still really good), measure my fundal height (measuring 24 weeks - I am 23w2d). Nurse asks a few questions, then does the doppler(still 150-160's). Then the Dr comes in ( because I am still considered High Risk). If you aren't HR I don't think you see a Dr. That's it. Very low key

Today, She went over the MFM notes with us. She was pleased to hear how well everything was and has turned out. She disagreed with his thinking on the lov.enox. She found it interesting that he does not think I need the lov.enox and the dose is much too low for someone with that condition in my weight range. She told me that she will mention this to her team of dr's and see what they think of his opinion and notes. I told her, It's just a shot, If she wants me to do more, I will. She admitted that sometimes dr's give prescriptions for things to make the dr's feel better as in "prescribing the risks, so the dr's get sleep at night". I told her I was fine with whatever they decide. They also want me to have monthly growth scans(u/s's). I didn't ask specifically why. I am sure it is based on the MF.M Dr's request which he already told me he wanted to have done either at his office or theirs. She agrees, whomever's office is fine. They just want to have a weight estimate of the baby. (due to my pre-despositions to pre-eclampsia according to the M.FM)

It's good to have dr's that really want to care for you . I know that I may have complained in the beginning, I had a rough start and a weird perspective, I find it easier to relax and trust when I fill my Mini moving and kicking me while we are discussing this pregnancy.

Boy have I come a long way in that thinking. Me- trying to figure out why I am at a dr's appointment?? Am I that comfortable .. Maybe? The receptionist was scheduling my next appointment - and I asked for a later one. I asked for an appointment a week later (making my next appointment in 5 weeks inside of 4) She said "my, you sure have gotten much more confident haven't you?" I just smiled. I really have. I am relaxed about most of this, most of the time. It's quite new for me and somewhat enjoyable. I enjoy this chilled out version of me. I am glad for the pre-natal care. It just seems like after all my RE appointments, it's really simple. And for that statement - I am going to hush and not say that out loud but be eternally grateful beyond measure. In all fairness, It will not really be 5 weeks w/o an appointment. I have another MFM appointment the 24th.

I don't know if i mentioned this or not but my next door neighbor growing up has had 5 rough pregnancies in the last 3 years. She would go into pre-term labor around 20-26 weeks and end up losing the babies. She delivered a beautiful baby girl yesterday at 32w1d. She was on hospital bed rest since 20 weeks, had cerclage since 11 weeks. The baby was 4 lbs 4 oz and 17 inches (they were giving my friend terbutaline and prednisone since 26 weeks to help prepare the baby's lungs.) The baby spent less than 13 hours in the n.ico on a breathing machine to help open up her lungs but is already off and doing fabulous!! SUCH freakin Fantastic News!!


Baby Deux! said...

Well look at you Miss Fancy pants. :o)

I am super happy for your neighbor!

Mel said...

I am so proud of you for being so calm and sure in your pregnancy. You HAVE come a long way. You are doing great!
That is awesome about your neighbor; miracles really do happen!

Chas said...

Oh I'm so happy for your friend! That is terrific news!!

The recaps from your doc visits bring back memories. I wasn't high risk, but my doctor saw me at every visit. I loved him.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that you're where you are now!! You've come a long way baby!

I'm also glad that you'll have so many new pics of your little one.

Hooray for your friend!!!! I am so glad that after all of this she has her beautiful healthy baby!

lub said...

Wonderful news about your neighbor. I remember you mentioning her and have thought of her from time to time. I am also glad your dr's appts are non-chalant. Mine are too. Sometimes I think, "I took off work for this?" but all in all, I am glad to have a good dr that wants to see me.

MoonNStarMommy said...

That is AWESOME about your friends baby... my son was 1lb 12oz and spent 40 hours on the vent, my 3lb 4oz (36 weeker though) was never on it!! It's AMAZING now how they can save babies!

{{{BIG HUGS}}} to you!! Once the baby starts moving a lot of fears leave because you have a constant reminder that everything is a-ok.

Congrats on it being a boy!!

My_Herstory said...

I'm happy to hear that things are going well and that you're enjoying your pregnancy, you deserve it! I can't wait to feel 'the wee one' move.
Congrats to your friend, that's really good news to hear.

Cibele said...

I am so proud and happy for you! I is so good to see you just enjoying your pregnancy

Wonderful news about your friend!

Courtney said...

I surely hope your calmness is contagious! Congrats on another good appointment, and I am so happy to hear that your doctors are monitoring things so closely. :)

*Congrats to your neighbor too!!!

Cibele said...

I am so proud and happy for you! I is so good to see you just enjoying your pregnancy

Wonderful news about your friend!

sara said...

Good for you on feeling relaxed enough to wait a week. Boy oh boy will I ever get to that point someday? Congrats girl...there's no one more deserving!

TeamWinks said...

I'm thrilled to hear that everything is going so smoothly! I wish you a completely boring and uneventful pregnancy. :-)

Congrats to your neighbor! What a precious miracle!

Morrisa said...

Sounds like everything is going great with you! That is terrific news for your neighbor!

gracechild said...

thats really good for your friend. & i'm tickled pink to see the nurse too can notice your new confidence. keep it up & enjoy this pregnancy

christina(apronstrings) said...

yea for a good appt and for your friend.

Dreamer4agift said...

Good for you feeling better with everything! You deserve all the happiness you can get!

Geohde said...

Glad the appt went well, and it's heartwarming to hear of someone like your neighbour finally getting what they've worked so hard for.


Marcy "meg" said...

I am so happy to hear you are more relaxed and very happy to hear about your neighbor!