Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Fa La La La La

First an update about my appointment on the 23rd.  The OB that I was scheduled with had an emergency C-section so I had to wait a lil longer than normal (which is fine because who knows I may be that emergency one day).  They eventually sent a temp OB in (I told them I would just wait for my regular doctor, I was afraid that I would get faux hawk again, but couldn't wait) and I loved this doctor, she was probably about my age and was so nice and actually listened to me and asked me good questions. 
I'm going to rewind to Thursday because I was having a very bad day, my chest was hurting really bad and DH wanted to take me to the ER to have them check it out but I kept saying I had a doc app the next day and would just wait it out.  I took my blood pressure before going to bed and it was ok but my pulse was high.  So I told the doc about this and she took my pulse and it was still high but not as high as it was the night before.  She did a quick u/s to see the babies heartbeats (the doppler was not going to work with multiples) and they were fine.  The doc looks at me all serious and says I'm not saying this to scare you but I want to see if you have a blood clot in your heart (because it is likely being pregnant with multiples) so we ran tests and no blood clot, GOOD.  Then I get disciplined for not gaining enough weight, I can no longer eat pickles or carrots as my snacks, I need to eat cheese, ice cream and yogurt (which is fine because I like all of those things).

Now to Christmas, it was kind of crazy like it is every year and I really tried to think about how to make it not so chaotic for next year when we have a real reason to be late to every party.  But it was nice to see family and everyone seemed to like their gifts we got them (we were on a major budget this year).  DH & I were spoiled yet again this year, I received a lot of maternity clothes which I needed really bad. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

17 Weeks & 4 days

How far along:  17 weeks & 4 days.
How big is baby: about 5 inches long
Maternity clothes:  yes but I only have a few so I rely on stretchy pants and big tshirts.
Sleep: Not good.  My hips go numb so I'm going to try the recliner out tonight
Best moment of the week:  People asking me how the babies are (complete strangers)
Food aversions:  Mexican
Food cravings: I do not have many cravings, just want to eat ALL the time.
Symptoms:  the belly getting bigger, headaches, indigestion,
Movement:  I feel stuff and think it is the babies
What I’m looking forward to: Christmas this weekend
What I miss:  Nothing other than sleep
Next appt: Friday I have an appointment with the doc

Tomorrow is 4 months until my delivery date, I can not believe it is going by so fast.  Also two years ago tomorrow I found out I was pregnant with my first baby, I didn't know for long before I miscarried but it was one of the best days of my life.

I have a prayer request, Jessica is having a hard time right now and really needs the support.  Thank you everyone.

GOOD NEWS - just got off the phone with the OB's office (to ask about sinus meds) and finally got the courage to tell them I did not want to see the OB I saw the last time. She asked what the docs name is and I said I had no idea.  So a few seconds later she is laughing I'm like great, I felt horrible for doing this in the first place and now she is laughing.  She then says I understand why you do not want to see this doctor again, it was just a fluke that you saw him in the first place and if there is a chance he is in the office again you probably will not see him again.  Good now I do not have to worry about that anymore.

Monday, December 12, 2011

What a dork

I go to a group of OBs I never know which doctor I'm going to get until they walk in the door and the doctor I had Friday is my LEAST favorite.  I called Thursday to ask them if they could check me for yeast infection and uti (I know I had something wrong just didn't know what it was) they said they would put it in my chart.  So I am at my most favorite part of the appointment (weigh in time) and the nurse asks me why I think I have yeast infection, I try to explain my crazy symptoms to her.  She sends me in the room to strip down and I get to sit there for half an hour with a bare butt (covered by a sheet).  Then doctor dork arrives (he was probably about the same age as Doogie Howser and he has a faux-hawk) he has terrible bedside manner and the first thing I think is great you have to look at my hoo hoo.  He tries talking me out of having the pelvic exam because he is sure it is just from being pregnant but since I was already sitting there with no clothes on I told him I wanted to be sure.  Guess what people I had Yeast Infection (sorry I know you wanted to know that).

I want to know can I ask not to see this doctor again because he really freaked me out and I know with my luck he is the one I'm going to get to do the delivery.

On a better note, at the ultrasound they figured out the genders of the babies and I actually walked out of there without finding out.  Go Me!  They all have two legs and two arms each, nice looking spinal cords and they have blood flow, oh and all the of the umbilical cords have the 3 blood vessels each of them should have.  They are getting pretty packed in there right now and every time I go Baby A is getting harder and harder for them to see (I mean as far as anatomy).

Forgot to add this yesterday, we have graduated to an actual weight now.

Baby A is 6 oz
Baby B is 5 oz
Baby C is 5 oz