Wednesday, June 06, 2007

140bpm

We had to wait for an hour and a half, but we finally got to see the doc. We joked with Dr. A that if we're going to have to wait that long to see him they should at least leave the ultrasound machine in the room so we could play with it. Much to our surprise, he agreed and told us how to work it if we're ever lucky enough to be left alone in a room with an ultrasound machine (I love that man).

Everything looks good. GB is still alive and still wiggling around. Heartbeat=around 140bpm. I lost 3/10 of a pound, so that's good. There was slight protein in my urine, which the nurse said was ok. My BP was 120/70...right around normal for me.

The poor receptionist almost had a meltdown on her hand when she told me that I may not be able to see Dr. A in two weeks as requested. I looked her straight in the eye and said, "I'm high risk and I won't be seeing any other doctor." She tried to tell me that the next available appointment was July 7th but I wasn't budging. She called nurse Sandy who came out and double-booked me into an appointment in two weeks. :o)

Now maybe I've got another week and a half without any dead baby thoughts or nightmares. I hope so. I'm tired.

21 comments:

Sarah said...

Good news! Good job sticking up for yourself to get to see your doctor. I see two, but the receptionists often try to have me rotate through the practice. It's always satisfying to pull the "I'm high risk" line... and then get what you want.

Hell, at this point we deserve to get anything we want, especially when with waits that long to see a doctor!

cat said...

Hurrah... 140bpm. Good beat to dance to... :)

Julie said...

Hehehehe, what an awsome dr!!

Glad to hear all is well with the baby!! I hope the DBT's stay AWAY for awhile!!

Mad Mommy said...

lovely news! and good for you for being in charge!

*Darcie* said...

Sounds like a good appt kid!! 140 bpm is pretty darn good!! Glad you were able to make it so you see YOUR dr in 2 weeks!!

Jill said...

You go girl! Great news about the hb - nice and solid:) I'm so happy that your doctor and at least one receptionist understand that you are She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed ;) So, onwards to the next appointment!

AJW5403 said...

What great news that GB is doing so well.

kate said...

Excellent! Good news!

I see 2 of the 3 doctors at my practice...the 3rd i avoid like the plague, ahem. Good for you for standing up for yourself!

Sherry said...

What a great dr! And you grow little GB, and stay strong and healthy :)

Sara said...

Wow - great news all around! Good for you for getting that appointment.

Now maybe I've got another week and a half

A week and a half - that seems to be my threshold, too.

niobe said...

This is so good to hear.

Shinny said...

So glad that it was a great appointment. Other then the long wait, that is. ;) So happy for you!

Cheek said...

So glad you had a good appointment and got the future one you wanted. GB is just flourishing in there!

I think those u/s operating instructions would make a great blog post - share the wealth and all. :)

miraclebaby said...

That's great news! I insisted on going in every two weeks with Dorothy as well. Then after the cerclage it was mandatory every week. It really helped keep me semi sane. I had dead baby dreams a lot early on in my pregnancy... even a dream that I had twins and one was stillborn. The good thing was that they stopped after 18 weeks or so. I don't know why because I was still terrified. But at that point I guess my hormones were a bit more level or something. It helped not to have those dreams all the time.

mopsy said...

Great appointment!

Good for you getting the earlier appointment. Sandy sounds like a gem. Receptionists can either be your best friend or a roadblock to your entire well-being.

Bon said...

yay baby! yay you for sticking up for your appointment.

i had to do the same, a few times, while i was pregnant with O. i found it comforted me, keeping the gaps between reassurance short.

i hope it does for you, too.

Jelly-Filled said...

Dance, little GB, dance! :-)

Aurelia said...

Good for you for sticking up for your rights.

And cool about operating the machine...I've watched so much, and been left alone before and I'm soooo tempted.

AmyO said...

Congratulations!

whatthef*ck said...

whew! yippee! LOVE the good u/s! good for you for standing your ground on the appt. so glad gb was alive and kicking. i check your blg first every time i get online and will continue to for the foreseeable future. its a long road ahead of you. do you cross days off the calendar? i love doing that esp when you miss afew days and then get to cross off a bunch of days.

your dream was so horrifying. my god it must have made your blood run cold. this baby has to be okay. i know it doesnt really but it also really does. if that makes sense. counting the weeks with you.

msfitzita said...

YAY!!!!!! I don't know what else to say other than that, because that's what just keeps screaming its way around my head! YAY!!!!!!!!

:)