Tuesday, October 27, 2009

sighhhh,,,,35/36 week appt.

Today I had another appt.- this time it was with Dr.P. I like Dr.P- he's nice enough. And I really think he knows what he's doing... but would it kill the guy to sit down for 5 minutes and TALK to his patient????? I swear- every time I see him I feel like an idiot because he's half way out the door while I'm asking a question. It's really starting to irritate me.

Here are some appt. stats:
weight is.... LEVELING OFF! haha- that's how the nurse put it :)
BP- good 112/72
urine- spilling some protien but okay
measuring at 37 weeks
doc. estimates the size of the baby to be around 6.5 lbs. GOOD GOD.
heartbeat in the 140s's (baby's not mine)

-overall things are looking good- turkey boy's size is a little alarming & they're going to "keep an eye" on that.

I am so incredibly embarrassed- I had a mini tear fest in front of the dang doctor today. I started to explain how Maeve was 6 lbs. 9 oz. when she was born and that I am terrified to deliver such a big baby (cue the tears about now) and blah blah blah. And he proceeds to tell me that he won't schedule a c-section... if you're confused by reading that, you're not alone- I think I looked up from my tear streaked face like, "What the heck are you talking about?" I am pretty sure I never mentioned a c-section nor did I ask for one- I just wanted to know what he was planning on doing about this GIANT baby (i.e. early induction????? another u/s closer to the due date to see what we're really working with?). I felt like such an idiot- I was fumbling to get the words out that "no I don't want a c-section- I-" but was cut off again- as ONE FOOT WAS OUT THE DOOR (I SWEAR- literally he had the door open and one foot out) he said "well at 37 weeks we'll see how your cervix is and get a game plan then okay?"

Maybe I'm used to sitting down with the midwives and having a nice, relaxed appointment- or my GP- Dr.Bigelow- he'll answer ANY and ALL questions for me while sitting and looking me in the eye... not acting like he has better things to do. But really, is this the norm??? Are all male OB's such jerks??? I swear if I weren't 35 weeks along I'd transfer to U of M... I am sick to death of leaving my appointments upset and embarrassed.

Thanks for listening to my vent :)


Kase and Jules said...

My OB is amaaaaaaazing. Sits down, talks, chats, asks me if I have any concerns/questions. Maybe next time you need a new doc girl! I want the chicks on the show 'Deliver Me' to be my doc's. LOL. They are all so sweet and they actually get it cuz they have all been there.

Kase and Jules said...

OH and like I said, if I can get out a 9 pounder so can you! :)