Thursday, May 28, 2009

Awhhh...reality has hit...

26 days until I see my baby again. Ugghh how do I go from every week to 4 weeks. That sucks.

But anywho.

The appointment with the new Ob/GYN went well.

The vitals girl ask if I had any issues going on, spoke about my SCH and the spotting. She immediately says without letting me finish "oh, spotting is normal I can't believe they didn't tell you that." So my guards immediately go up. I explained to her that its more than spotting at times although it does remain dark brown. So from that point on I was kind of iffy of the place.

Went and gave blood then was waiting to be seen.

The Midwife came in. She was nice. We spoke about my history and all that has been going on and she said we're going to classify you as high risk. Not so much because of what you're going through but because of what you had to go through to get here. She said with a high risk label you get more attention and taken care of with extra care. That made me feel good. She also said they will be referring me to a Perinatologist for more monitoring which I was also thrilled about because I know the check the baby with more ultrasounds and keep a closer eye on the cervix and stuff. I asked how often I would be monitored and she said, we will check you every 4 weeks until 32 weeks I think she said then it goes to every 2 weeks. She said however you will be seeing the Perinatologist as well and they will see you once ever 4 weeks so you'll be having an appointment about every 2 weeks for the entire time or until the Perinatologist feels that there is no longer a need to continue to see them.

I didn't actually meet the Ob/GYN however it was also marked on my information that I'm to see Dr. Brown only because of being high risk. The midwives only do those that are not high risk and Dr. Brown handles the high risk patients. I have an appointment with him on June 23rd at which time I'll get an ultrasound and then get the referral to the Perinatologist.

The midwife said we're not going to be able to check for the heartbeat because we can't hear it until after 12 weeks. DH make a smirking noise under his voice and the Midwife asked what was wrong. He was like she listens to the heartbeat every night already. I told her yeah I was able to find it at 9 weeks and she said that's good, you all must have the good Doppler.

So all and all, I left feeling okay after speaking with the midwife. Had to remind myself not to put too much weight into what the vitals chic said because she's just that the vitals chic.

Oh yeah Midwife said that she wanted me to start looking at some birthing classes starting at 20 weeks and the hospital I'm going to deliver at offers them for free. Wow that's in only 9 weeks...where is this time going?!?

11 comments:

Just Call Me Lissa said...

I've already got an OB lined up. :P I scheduled an ultrasound with them when I first found out I was PG because my RE is SOOO far away for monitoring. And after telling the nurse about everything we'd done to get pregnant, she scheduled an immediate ultrasound for six weeks even though they didn't normally do ultrasounds until 8 - 10 weeks. No arguments or dismissing of my situation at all. So I'll DEFINITELY be going back to see them. (Well, hopefully... someday!)

I'm so glad that things are going well!

However, I demand belly pics! ;)

Molly said...

My midwife didnt want to listen to teh HB so early neither, but i made her an it was there already, too. I also have teh home baby doppler but for us it didnt work until 23 wks. But also be very careful about using it every night, becuase it sends some kind of waves through your tummy and you wouldnt want to hurt the baby !! I didnt know that until I read some kind of scary research regarding what these ways are doing to the developing fetus. So now we only use it when in doubt, for like 8 seconds, just to see if baby is still there (well, lol, it is !!) and turn it off quickly

I totally know what you mean about 4 weeks wait. I had the same feelings.... with our clinic it was once a week and when i was released, i had to wait 5 wks i think ! I thought im gonna die... But i didnt and time did pass, after all....

wanda said...

I'm glad you feel comfortable with the new ofc. I can't believe WE have to wait to see another U/S.

Flower said...

Enjoy sweetie and Congrats on reaching the next milestone.

Michele said...

Yay! Great news! And glad you'll be HR and getting more attention.

I highly recommend Bradley Classes for childbirth. We loved ours and they came in very handy, especially with Alexander. They promote natural childbirth, but really get into the drugs, side effects, etc so that, if you choose/need them, you know what you are getting into. We are actually about to start them for this pregnancy!

Alicia_B said...

I am glad everything went well! I know what you mean about waiting for the next ultrasound, I am sure I will feel the same way - my final RE appointment is next week!

Christina said...

Glad things went well. It does go fast sweetie, are you taking weekly pictures like I told you to? ;) Get a baby book, write stuff down...lol..do all of it!!! I love you!

Amy said...

That was nice of them to put you as high risk because of all you have been through! Gosh darn it you deserve it! Now that's the kind of service I want when I get pregnant!

Boa said...

YAY sounds like you found a great OB/GYN clinic that will take proper care of you and your miracle. I love you and I am so happy to hear all these amazing things! I have waited so long to see you this happy with your miracle on the way. Im just so mad, that now im all the way in Korea, unable to see you =(

FeyIndigoWolf said...

That's great that your appt went well. Glad you're taking what vitals chick said with a grain of salt. What kind of doppler do you have? I'm thinking of getting one...

La La said...

SOOO glad things are going so well for you guys! Don't you just love the doppler? I couldn't survive without it - with the girls I checked every single day. With this one I checked twice a day until I started feeling it move - now I only check if I didn't feel movement that day.