Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Some things I've learned....

I went in for my OB work up today. Dr. R said that everything is going just as it should. I just love him--thanks Deidre! (Deidre and I go to the same church and she encouraged me to get a 2nd opinion from my last practice. I had no idea that I was picking her doctor out of the phonebook, but I am so glad he had a biggest ad in the yellow pages.)

Dr. R asked when my next ultrasound was scheduled and I told him Aug 13. He said that seemed a bit long to wait. He confided in me that he and his wife have 3 children, but have had 4 miscarriages along the way. He said he was privileged to be able to have an ultrasound anytime he wanted it--he owned the machine. So, he said he was bringing me back in before that...How about 2 weeks---July 23! That is so awesome. I will be 10 weeks, then I get to have another one at 13 weeks. I just love it!!!!!!! His philosophy is, "he knows I'm stressed out---really stressed after have subsequent losses and years of IF, so he is willing to anything he can to help alleviate that."

Other than that, I was told to supplement my diet with tums 3-4 times per day for the calcium. He also said I needed to be drinking 14-16 glasses of water per day.

Some things I've determined:

  • I can't concentrate on anything. I feel a bit frazzled all the time now. I am having a really hard time staying on task at anything I do.
  • I think that Wipeout is my newest favorite TV show....EVER. Did you catch last night's episode? (Hilarious!)
  • There is NOOOOO way I can drink 14-16 glasses of water per day as recommended by my doctor.
  • My comfort food of choice is currently loaded baked potatoes.
  • My dreams are uncontrollable these days. Very weird, random stuff that I would never think of.

Hope you are all having a great week!


I Believe in Miracles said...

Your doctor sounds awesome!! What a blessing. Yeah!!

Joy said...

Mmm... baked potatoes!

Sounds like everything is fantastic. It sounds like a long two weeks to wait, though, so keep yourself preoccupied!

In Search of Morning Sickness said...

I'm so glad your doctor is so understanding. I too have hated the 4 week waits between seeing the baby or hearing the heartbeat. I finally get another u/s at 13 weeks (m last was at 7), but I heard the heartbeat at 11 and every day since that I've tried. It can be such a relief when past losses cast a shadow on our current joy.
So hooray for an understanding doc! Sounds like the Lord directed your doctor choice, doesn't it?

Mindy said...

Your doctor does sound awesome. Wish I had seen him when I was in that town.....mine were ok but not too concerned with alleviating my stress.
And loaded baked potato's sound good too. I crave french fries ALL of the time when I am pregnant. I seriously have to limit myself.

Janna said...

What a GREAT doc!!! Can't wait to see those pics!!!

Deidre said...

I am so thrilled you found Dr. R at precisely the right time. God had a HUGE hand in how that played out. Having someone that understands your struggles will make all the difference in your stress level.

Praise the Lord for another good week!

I'm still believing!

Courtney said...

YAY for an awesome dr! And I can't wait to hear about the ultrasound!! Thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog...I read it to Shaun, and we were both encouraged by it!

Alison said...

What a piece of mind to have! I wish all doctors were like that. Glad everything is going well. I'm so excited for you Elaine!


i am still so excited for you and anxiously check everyday for updates. :) sorry i haven't commented much, so tired and so busy!

Hope said...

I am so glad things are going well. I have thought a lot about you and just realized we both live in NC! I am in the huge mega city of Morganton HAHA!

I click on several of my friends blogs holding my breath and your is no exeption...I pray for good news and the click...and YAY I am so excited for you.

Still praying...Hope

Anonymous said...

just was reading infertility blogs and noticed you also lived in n.c i live in Hickory and would love to know what doctor you are seeing. My husband and i have been trying for 3 years and my regular doc says its time to see a re now could you please let me know i would lovw to try him. And also would like to say congradulation and a healthy 9 months!

Elaine said...


I am from HKY too. If you want to send me an email to I will give you my doctor's information! I'm excited to have you here and hope the infertility blog land welcomes you with open arms!