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Mar 28, 2012 - 8 comments

Last night my husband and I went to a breastfeeding class.  I wasn't sure what to expect but I knew I had to really learn more about it and prepare myself for this.  

I was really surprised by a lot of the information and I have to say the class was excellent.  I learned so much from it and she was very helpful in giving advice, tips and suggestions.  

For any of you considering breastfeeding or maybe like me wasn't sure I could do this, I would highly recommend taking the class if you can.  I think it will relieve a lot of anxiety and just give you a better understanding of the entire process.  

I'm on Modified bed rest from here on out.....

Feb 22, 2012 - 12 comments

Last night I had really bad heartburn and the mylanta/tums just was not working.  So I spent the entire night dealing with it but that wasn't the only problem.  
For the last several days I noticed my feet and ankles starting to swell up.  But yesterday it was so bad that it was actually painful to walk. So I decided to call the obgyn again this morning mainly to ask again about taking something stronger to help the heartburn.  Once again, she told me no.  I was so furious I was ready to explode.  I started to look for another obgyn but then my mom said I think you should call her back to tell her about your ankles and feet.  I didn't want to be bothered anymore with her or the staff but I also spoke with some of my good friends on here and they also felt it was best to have her check it.  So I called her back and got an appt for this afternoon.  
Well because  I am swelling up so early in the pregnancy she felt it was time for me to start modify bed rest for the remainder of the pregnancy.  My blood pressure was fine today, but she doesn't want  me driving or working anymore.  I asked her if I could work from home and she said as long as I was sitting down with my feet up I could do that.  So as soon as I got home I called my manager and she felt that It wouldn't be a problem, she would call me in the morning with a schedule.  Thank God! I couldn't afford stop working right now.  So I'm so thankful they will work with me.  I have to do a 24 hour urine test and they did a baseline bloodwork to have it as I progress to compare for preclampsia.  
In the meantime, I'm back to feeling unsure about changing obgyns now.  I'm all confused lol.  I feel too tired to start all over with another doctor but not thrilled with this office either.  She was ok today better than my last visit.  My next appt is 3/10 with my actual doctor.  I also looked into new doctors today.  I called the hospital closer to me for some referrals.  So not sure what to do now.  
I didn't bother asking her again about the heartburn.  Honestly so many of you have told me your doctors have approved one medicine or another, my sister was able to take nexium during her pregnancy.  I may just get the otc pepsid and try that.  I think I'm nervous about everything right now, I am already using the nebulizer with albuterol which I know is a class C.  I only use it once a day, lately sometimes once every couple of days.  
Anyway, I'm still have trouble with my ultrasound pictures so I'll try to figure that one out.  And of course as I am sitting here the heartburn is starting to kick in.  Ugh.  So that's the story.  I'm trying to keep up with everyone as I get one here.  I'm just so tired all the time.  I want to right a book what no one told me about pregnancy lol.  I'm the biggest complainer ever now lol.  No one told me it would be like this!! Of course to be honest with you ladies, I don't handle pain or discomfort very well under normal circumstances plus I do believe my age and the stupid asthma is making me feel worse.  I know I have to push through though.  I'm trying.  

Food, maternity clothes and ugh

Feb 08, 2012 - 9 comments

I'm just curious if anyone else is having a hard time finding something appealing to eat.  It's not that I'm not hungry, I just have no desire for anything but Ice cream, shakes and cereal.  I try to force myself to eat dinner but its really not happening.  I know I'm gaining weight and that's fine but I just can't seem to find anything I like to eat.  Even the usual things I love.  It's not that they taste different just don't want to eat it.  
I'm also very uncomfortable, the snoogle did nothing for me and I'm back to sleeping with two pillows behind my head and one under my knees. But I'm uncomfortable all the time.  I feel awful all I do is complain to everyone and I feel guilty.  I know I should be grateful but its starting to get to me.  I can't find maternity clothes that are comfortable and fitting. Honestly I am most comfortable in my sweatpants.  The problem is the ones I do have I don't think will fit much longer.  
Sorry ladies I guess I'm just venting tonight.  They weren't kidding about the mood swings ugh.

Is it time for me to find a new ob/gyn???

Feb 06, 2012 - 8 comments

This morning we went to have the fetal echocardiogram for the boys.  The dr. said they are both perfect, thank God!  I didn't sleep very well last night because I was so anxious about this.  I have to say the boys are getting so big! We did get new ultrasound pics, I know I've been bad about getting them posted, but I will try to do that this week.  

The only thing bothering me right now is my ob/gyn office.  I've been going to them since I was 15 years old.  My mother and my sister went there as well until they both had it with the office staff and just their experience overall - many years ago they both went somewhere else.  I didn't bother changing because I just felt like I only go there once a year for a check up and I can put up with the bs.  I guess i've just been more laid back about this.  

Today I think I change my mind.  It wasn't that is was such a awful horrific experience but for some reason they all started to get on my nerves.  First the staff, she has replaced the staff numerous times, to the point where I never know any of them every time I go.  Maybe this is my own fault for letting this stuff go but I like I said I thought it was something I could deal with since I only went once a year.  

Ok well first of all, she continually takes new patients, you can literally wait an hour before getting in the examining room (however, I haven't experienced this since I became pregnant ) then once you get into the room, you can be sure you will sit there maybe for a half hour or more.  Again, I haven't experience that since going to her as a pregnant patient.  

So the nurse takes my weight, the urine test, blood pressure.  The dr. who is not my main dr, the covering dr. comes in to see me.  First she looks at my chart and says how come you haven't been here since December?  You need to be here once a month.  I said Yes, I know that but your staff gave me this appt.  Second, she looks at me and asked me if I found out if the donor was tested for cystic fibrosis?  This is something that we cleared up (or I thought) at my very first visit.  So I just said to her yes and she was tested negative.  Then she looks at my weight and says oh my you've gained a lot a weight since the last time you were here.  So I look at my husband like is she ok?  Anyway, she says lets go to the scale so I can weigh you.  So she weighs me and some how she gets it to read 2 lbs lower.  Honestly I don't know what the big deal is because It wasn't that much weight and the last time she told me try to put 11 pounds on.  Ugh so I know you are probably saying when is she going to get to the part where things are out of control? lol Sorry - as I'm writing this I feel kind of ridiculous but let me continue.  

So now my husband who just had dental work looks like he just had dental work lol.  He is just sitting there being quiet - unusual for him lol.  So she gets her doppler and only listens to one of the boys hearbeat and puts it away.  So at first I was thinking wth?  I honestly don't think she realized or bothered to read my chart to see I was having twins.  She said ok you're all done.  So I asked her about when we would know the csection date, just curious I know its early but if she had any idea.  She says oh you will be schedule 1 week before your due date.  I thought that was strange.  She said I can't even call labor and delivery until then something about board of medicine rules.  

Ok so maybe tis just me but I just was really annoyed by all of them today.  Her staff was out of control and literally yelling to me from the back of the office if Wednesday, March 8th was good for my next appt??  I said are you sure its a wednesday?I think you're wrong and she was but I didn't notice until after I left they she actually scheduled me for this Wednesday the 8th.  Are they ok?  

So I'm feeling kind of unsure about them all now.  I don't know how easy it would be to find a new ob/gyn for a 5 month pregnant woman?  What do you ladies think I should do? Just continue and then get a new one after the boys are born? Am I being ridiculous?

Thank you!!