Tuesday, 20 December 2011

All- Clear!

We are done with ultrasounds until 30 weeks! Yay! The doctor finally gave us the thumbs-up in terms of the baby's health- he is SRPS free!

There was a small issue detected during the ultrasound- my placenta is rather low. This is not necessarily alarming, but I do have to go in for a check-up in ten weeks to make sure that it re-positions correctly as my uterus expands. Everything else looked great.

We had a new tech this time, after having the same (wonderful) woman for every other ultrasound. The new tech was very nice, but she had clearly not read our file. I really stinking wish they would read our file beforehand. When she was checking the baby's feet I asked about the presence of extra toes, and she said that she didn't see any, then she added, "you know, there are worse things to have than polydactyly." Which would be true if your child had non-lethal polydactyly, but when extra fingers and toes are a sign that your child will die shortly after birth, well, it doesn't get much worse than that. READ THE FILE!!!

I went straight from the ultrasound appointment to my regular OB appointment. I saw a new OB, and once again the OB was totally confused by my mentioning that I had children (in response to a question about what I do all day). It went like this:

OB: "Oh, I guess we have somehow missed those pregnancies in our records."
Me: "My children were adopted, so I didn't have any pregnancies."
OB: "Oh, well, we only keep track of pregnancies."

Yes, I know because I keep having to explain it. At least I was in a good mood from the earlier scan, but I was a little miffed because I know that during my last appointment the OB made a specific point of entering Tommy and Nic into my records so that this wouldn't keep happening. The good news is that I have only one more OB to meet, so at most I should only have to explain the miracle of adoption one more time.

The only interesting thing that occurred at the appointment was the doctor's parting words to me: "I almost never say this to my patients, but please, feel free to eat as much as you want over the holidays. If you want an extra cookie, have an extra cookie. Eat as much as you want." This is just what I wanted to hear, and in case you wondered, brought about by the fact that despite excessive dessert eating I only gained a pound this month. I actually don't really like holiday foods like turkey and mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing etc (although I don't mind eating them once or twice a year) but I love and adore PIE. Note to whoever is ordering the pies for Christmas day- I want a quarter of a berry pie all to myself, and really good vanilla ice-cream. Also, I feel that a few extra trips to In-N-Out should be in my future. Animal fries here I come!

10 comments:

Heather said...

Thanks for posting the good news so quickly! I hope you can now relax and enjoy it, and the pie!

Megan said...

WooHoo! So happy for good news!

Bella Carina Photo said...

Yay for healthy babies and animal fries!!! :) Very happy for you!

Hannah said...

Praise the LORD! and pass the apple pie :-)

Laura Gifford said...

Hooray!

B. Wilson said...

Wonderful news!!! I'm thrilled to read this.

Oh, and they never read my file either. Hmph.

Joline said...

Next time, you have my permission to say, "read the damn file."

Yee-haw! We are PSYCHED!!!!!

Rachel said...

Wonderful news! Congrats!

Katie said...

Wonderful news!! What a relief

Robin said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours! We'll see you soon, at Cox Christmas. Love that tree...