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My Family!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I Am Not The Only One and 23 Weeks

So one of the girls from work that is pregnant has been gone for a few days. I guess she was having some issues and need to see the high risk doctor. Well, she saw Dr. C. today, her exact words were, "I am definitely not that impressed."

I KNEW IT!!!! Regardless of his reputation, the man has some BAD flaws that even a girl who has only and will only see him once picked up on.

1) he talks WAY too fast, and makes you feel incredibly rushed as a patient.
2) he calls you "miss" from the minute you walk in the door. I HAVE A NAME!!! And if you don't want to use it, I am a MRS!! It takes two seconds to look at my chart before you walk in the door. I told my friend that I can understand when he only sees the woman once her entire pregnancy for one problem, but for God's sake, he has seen me at LEAST 8 times already and STILL calls me miss EVERY TIME!!
3) is VERY early induction/early c-section happy. In my case, I am all for the 34-35 week c-section. I am happy to get Ava into the world and out of my "hostile uterus", BUT for my friend, he suggested it and then wanted a decision that second. She was like, "Ummm, can we at least take a little time to think about it?!?!" It was not what you would call an "emergent" situation, and one that she could be monitored instead, so WHY try to talk her into a 4 week early induction?

Ok, enough of the rant. We all know I WILL be talking to him at my next appointment, so I will just make sure he calls me by name (for the first time ever!!) and slows down a bit.

Ok, onto the fun part. The survey.

Size of baby: Once again, according to baby center, it says Ava is 11 inches long and over a pound by now. I have a HUGE feeling she is bigger, just wait till you see the belly picture!
Maternity clothes: I have a few maxi dresses that are not technically maternity, but everything else is!

Sleep: As long as I sleep with the pillow between my legs to relieve my sciatic pain, I am fine, and can sleep pretty sound other than the couple trips to the bathroom.
Best moment of the week: Taking my halter monitor off!!! Free at last!!!!
Movement: She is a mover and a shaker! I am figuring out her pattern, and it is NOT looking good for Foster and I. Her most active time is between midnight and 4 am.
**going back to my issue at the beginning of this post....when I told Dr. C about this increase in activity between 12 and 4 am, his response, "That makes sense, because your blood sugar is low from not eating."
REALLY?!?!!? He made himself sound like an idiot!! I work night shift dumba** i eat @ around 11:30 om every night I work!!! HAHAHAHA....starting to make me wonder if he really is one of the "top in the nation".....and REALLY wondering who decided who deserves that title!!

Symptoms: Sciatic nerve pain in R butt cheek that is LITERALLY a pain in the butt! I also have been having slight swelling in my feet after 12 hours of work. But don't worry, I have been checking my Blood Pressure regularly and testing my urine for protein. They have BOTH been great!!

Food cravings/aversions: PBand J sandwiches and milk have been my morning breakfast routine! I have been eating them like they are going out of style. I ate two for dinner tonight!! I am telling you...I cannot get enough PBandJ!!!

Gender: Beautiful HEALTHY baby GIRL!!!! Miss Avaleen Rose (Ava)

Belly button in or out: Still in

Stretch marks: TONS of old ones from Rosalynn, and a few new ones popping up on my boobs and hips and on the top side of my belly button!!! BOO!

What I miss: My wedding set! It was official, the heat caused my fingers to swell so bad that I took my rings off for the rest of the pregnancy in order to avoid cutting off the circulation if it happens again and doesn't reverse itself. I am wearing the bad that Foster bought me for this occasion.
What I am looking forward to: 24 weeks! I will be in the "viability" time frame, and we are doing the glucose testing and my first of many growth scans! My mom is coming with me.

Weekly wisdom: Once again, words of wisdom to my doc (I might have to rename this section "Weekly Wisdom for Dr. C). Call your patients by name, and PLEASE don't make yourself sound like you are talking out of your BUTT!! It definitely does NOT instill confidence into your patients!
Dream of the week: I had a naked dream! I HATE those. I was working and I was the ONLY one in the ER with one doctor (and of course it was the hot doctor) and I was NAKED!


Look at this thing!!! I look 40 weeks pregnant, not 23! Grow Ava Grow!


Bridget said...

wow, that Dr sounds like a piece of work! So glad everything is going well, you look great!

Erin said...

I think it is so hard to find a doctor that both is great at his or her specialty AND has good bedside manner! It always seems like its one or the other! You look great! Keep cooking, Ava!

Chantal said...

It sounds like you're doing so much better! Though your doctor sounds kind of annoying... sorry you have to deal with that!

Holly said...

tada! I am here to your blog finally and ready to catch up on all your happenings!!! muah!


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