Thursday, October 16, 2008

38 weeks...

ok, ok, ok...here's the update. first off, i'm going to tell the long version, because, well, its my blog :) the phone rings this morning a little after 8am...and that's even early for mimi to be calling :) so, its my OB's office. my doctor was delivering a baby earlier this morning, and almost passed out. she apparently started feeling bad during the night, but was trying to finish her 24 shift/deliver that one baby before she left. the nurses she had been working with during the night made her lay down and wouldn't even let her walk back to her office til she started feeling a little better. (her office is in the medical building attached to the hospital.) so, they tell me, she's sick and not going to be in the office today. they were calling to tell me all this and to tell me i still HAD to come in because i'm almost due. normally, they would have had the nurse practitioner from the other office come see dr. william's patients, but, get this, darby had a wreck on the way into work, so she wasn't coming either!!! when they tell me all this on the phone this morning, i start thinking, maybe i don't wanna come to the OB office today either :)

so, i'm supposed to come in a little earlier and MAKE SURE I'M ON TIME, because i'm gonna see dr. austin (he delivered sarah, so i'm fine with this...) and dr. austin has a surgery scheduled for 30 minutes after my appointment time. no problem...i can be there anytime.

so, i get to my appointment with a few minutes to spare, and they can't find my appointment in the computer OR find my actual chart anywhere....apparently in all of the hul-a-ba-lub of the crazy morning, things were not going really smoothly. thankfully, they quickly realized i was supposed to be there and they located my chart.

so, i go back to "leave my sample" and to be weighed. except i'm superstitious. i've been wearing the SAME outfit to the doctor's office for, like the last 10 visits. and i've been weighed on the same scale each time. but, since i'm seeing a different doctor, the nurse takes me back to a different area. so, i ask her if she minds going back to my regular area to weigh. she looks at me like i'm crazy, but obliges. i told her that with the way things were going around here today, i didn't wanna have a huge difference in my weight loss/gain and them freak out and send me to the hospital thinking i'm getting preeclampsia or something. ok, so then she wasn't looking at me quite so crazily...

everything is still looking great as far as my blood pressure, etc. so that's great news. jacob is still doing what he's supposed to be doing...great heart beat, etc. so that's great news. SINCE I'M NEVER GOING TO GO INTO LABOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! when dr. austin examined me, he said that dr. williams had been GENEROUS when she told me how dilated i was last week :( how completely depressing! i told him that was the meanest thing anyone had said to me in a long time!!! he did finally concede that its typical for different examiners to have different measurements since its a subjective measurement...yeah, not helping at this point, dr. austin!

so, he says he thinks i'll still be coming in for my appointment next thursday morning! hopefully i can see dr. williams again. and she can be GENEROUS again...at least that makes me feel better :) so, i'm 38 weeks today and still pregnant. again, i'm truly praying for a 40 week full term healthy fat baby...but, come on, can't i at least make some progress at the same time?!? until next week...

2 comments:

Carrie said...

Thanks so much for your whole story! I feel like you are my reality show that I watch each day. Isn't it funny that I know you but haven't really known you over a decade but seem to know everything about you!
You are so close to being a mother of 3! Bless you!!!

BJ and Andrea said...

Aw Kelly!!! Sounds like quite a day!! Hang in there - I'm thinking about you! Love - Andrea