Wednesday, July 7, 2010

30wk OB appt.

I don't even know where to begin to describe yesterday's OB appointment. 

First let me say that I was already dreading it because I was having to see a new doctor. You see, there are 2 other doctors in practice with MY doctor, and they like for you to see all three OB/GYNs at some point in your pregnancy since you won't know which one will be on-call when you go into labor (and that's another story- I'm annoyed that MY doctor of choice & the one who has dealt with my whole pregnancy won't necessarily deliver me...but I understand that these docs have to have lives, too).
So I'm waiting to see this mystery doctor who I've never met before. I keep waiting and waiting and waiting. FINALLY a nurse comes out into the waiting room to make a "general announcement." She informs us that the doctor whom I'm supposed to see today is across the street at the hospital, delivering a child. Wow. Perfect timing and just my luck. I don't mean to be bitter, especially since a new little life entered the world today... but geez! I waited 3.5 hours to see this doctor and then  he spends less than 5 minutes with me AND tells me I'm measuring 5weeks ahead of schedule! Wait...WHAT?! My jaw dropped. He requested an ultrasound to check the baby and turns out she is just fine and still measuring at a little over 30 weeks via ultrasound. Thanks for the panic attack, doc.

Kynlee's heartbeat was 142bmp on the handheld monitor and ultrasound, and she's weighing in at 3lbs, 10 ounces. :)

I go back in 2 weeks and will see the 3rd doctor in the practice, who is the other female doc. That male doc yesterday was not my fav. by any means!
After that appt. I will FINALLY be able to see my doc for the rest of the pregnancy :).

In other news, Kynlee has been draining me of my energy lately. I mean, I've been tired throughout the whole pregnancy thus far, but this past week has gotten worse. I have had to go back to sleep within 2 hours of waking up in the mornings because I am just so tired.

I'm ready for the "nesting" stage to take place!

And... my first baby shower is in 10 days! :)

I'm sorry this was such a long post- if you read this far, thanks for staying with me!


  1. I know how the doctor rotation can be frustrating. Because Avery was 3 weeks early (on purpose, I was induced at 37 weeks because of his size) I never saw the 3rd doctor. I went into the hospital on a Friday night and in walks a nice lady. She starts talking with me and I look at her and say "who are you?" Turns out the lady was the doctor I never met and the doctor who performed my emergency C-Section when Avery's heart rate dropped really low.

    Also, here in Athens there are 2 hospitals. My doctors office has the rule that if someone is already in labor at one, then when its your turn you go there. You only get to pick when no one else is in labor. This made me so mad at first.

    But I tell you these two stories because, no matter where you deliver, or who delivers your baby, at the end of the day the baby will come and fill your life with joy. Yes, some doctors have better bedside manners than others, but when it comes to your care, they take care of you!

    I know yesterday was frustrating. I too had to wait 3-4 hours before to see a doctor and walked out so mad I could spit fire, but I promise, it will all subside when you hold Kynlee for the first time.

    Keep us posted and can't wait to see her!!!

    PS Did you ever get your flower from Aunt Bees Garden?

  2. Thanks, Cristin! Several people have assured me that I will be spending more time with the nurses rather than the doctor, anyway. Still, though, I want MY doctor to be the one to deliver. :)

    I would be a nervous wreck if I had that whole two-hospital ordeal here in Tifton. Thankfully I won't have to worry about that!

    And yes, I did get the flower from Aunt Bee's Garden- I Love It!

  3. Aww Whitney, that sounds awful! I completely understand that you want your doctor- I would too.

    P.S. I'm working on baby kynlee's present, tell her not to come out too early! Or else I need to kick up my game =)


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