Friday, March 7, 2008

2 Appointments, 2 Days

The appointment yesterday, though long, was pretty uneventful. We got to the hospital by 9 and did not get in for the sonogram until after 10. The baby is currently breach, but at 18 weeks, it’s not any cause for concern. She is measuring right on schedule, where as my other 2 kids were each 10-days to 2-weeks ahead of the game by the time we had our ultrasound. So, we’ll see how she does. Perhaps she will not have low blood sugar at birth like her brother and sister before her. More importantly, hopefully she will not spend 3 days in the NICU like her sister did. I loved seeing her little profile in there, seeing the exact same button nose of ED and CA that was prominent in their ultrasound photos. Now, more than ever, I can’t wait to meet this little girl. When the doctor illustrated with her 2 fingers around how big the baby is, CA responded with “Oh! That’s about how big my poop is!!” I wanted to die; hub thought it was hysterical. The best part of the day, by far, was going to IHOP afterward. Have you seen the commercial for those shortcake pancakes? YUM. They are a thicker pancake, smothered in fruit and whipped cream. To.Die.For. I highly recommend the blueberry version.

Today I saw the neurologist and didn’t have much to show for it. There haven’t been enough tests done to give pregnant women some hardcore drug. SO we are trying Tylenol with codeine to see if that helps to relieve them. Back in 2 months, but only if it doesn’t help.

I was also successful in changing OBGYN’s today. I see the new one, who was the OB resident at the hospital when I had complications prior to delivery as well as when I delivered each of my other children, at her practice on 3/17. I’m actually pretty excited about it. When my old Dr., who is now the Director of Prenatal Testing at our hospital, did my sonogram yesterday, and I mentioned proposed new doctor’s name, she said that she had actually offered her a position at the old practice but she didn’t accept as she was looking for something different. She comes highly recommended and based on my dealings with her in the past; I think we’ll be satisfied. YAY! It feels good to have something go my way for a change.

6 comments:

Emily said...

The poop comment is really great. Thanks for a much needed laugh!

Jess said...

I'm glad your doctor comes recommended by another doctor you already trust. My endocrinologist came recommended by my cardiologist (random, I know), and he turned out to be the best doctor I've ever had.

desperate housewife said...

So it's a girl!? Did you already know that, or am I missing something here? Or is it a surprise and you're just calling it "she" for now?
Also, good luck with the new OB!

Misty said...

Poop, indeed. Oh, that CA.

I can't wait to see that little baby, too. Because I am weird internet stalker type freak. (Not really - but I understand your excitement! that is just how I would feel if I were you!)

Mommy Daisy said...

CA is hilarious! HA! I'm glad the ultrasound went so well. I hope this delivery/newborn stage go well for you. Here's hoping for no NICU stays (my son was in for the first 7 days of his life...ugh). And I'm happy that you've found a new OB. I hope that works out well for you.

mom of the year said...

I am so excited for you!!! Girls are cool. *note: please remind me of this at about 4 o'clock today.

Congrats on the doc switch. Hope this will be much better for you!