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Friday, May 4, 2007

The Scoop

Okay, so we heard the heart beat. I was all excited for this visit to be one of those long, drawn-out emotional visits where you hear the awesome sound, you look over at your spouse, and you share tears of joy. That's not unrealistic is it? Well, I guess it is. I'm currently feeling very frustrated with my OB. I really liked her at first, thought she was cool, down to earth, easy to talk to, and interested in me and my pregnancy. But the last 2 months that I've seen her I've had to wait what felt like ages in the tiny exam room for her to finally make an appearance and the appearance was always unsatisfyingly brief. On Wednesday, she finally came in the room, paused in the open doorway to finish a conversation with someone out in the hall, and then walked in and asked how I was feeling. Before I even finished my sentence which was "I'm really tired lately," she answered over me, "Good." Um, excuse me? Did you even listen to me? Clearly not. Then se made me lie down and stuck the Doppler on me for about 45 seconds, allowing us to ever so briefly hear the sound of Cletus' heart beat (I had to ask what the rate was and she said 140 - which is down from 167 in the previous month's ultrasound, but she said it fluctuates), and then she left. It was kind of like having a quickie with no O. Pretty disappointing really. But, on the bright side, she did find the heart beat and quickly. No scary searching around, which was my biggest fear.

So we've got a midwife appointment tonight and are going to check out that route instead. I'm hopeful that these women will have a bit more time and sense of caring than my OB has over these last 2 months. Maybe I'm just a boring normal pregnancy to her, but to me this is my first time going through this and I want to feel cared for and have someone really check in with me to see how I'm feeling and if I have any questions. You know!? Sheesh.

In other news, on Wednesday morning before my OB visit, I started seeing a black spot in my right eye. Every time I looked down, there was a black thing in my bangs (or so I thought). My OB referred me to an ophthalmologist the very next morning to check it out. He said there's no tears, holes or bleeding, but there are 2 floaters in my right eye and some retinal scarring (which I knew about back in 2001 when I had LASIK and the Dr. told me about it - probably caused from a childhood infection). He says it doesn't look critical now, but to check my vision every day and if I have any more spots, bright flashes, or shadows appear to call him immediately day or night. He's watching me for retinal detachment and I have another appointment with him in four weeks. Great. Just what I need - more to worry about. Ack!

Other than that, I'm fine. We're having a housewarming party tomorrow night which we're both looking forward to. We've got some cleaning and cooking to do, but it'll be great when we can show our new house off to 20 of our friends. I'll be sure to take pictures for you and will post them later. Have a great weekend everybody!

Posted by Bird On A Line @ 8:19 AM

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