Monday, March 31, 2014

OB Consult

I meant to blog about this last Friday before all the bleeding scare. I think I have an OB. Let me start from the beginning. When I was about 5 weeks pregnant, Al and I were having a conversation about finding an OB that would be sensitive to a recovering infertile. Yes I am one of those woman that believe we should get special attention when moving forward to seeing the OB. Well I am not sure how many of you know, but my dear husband works at the hospital that we see the RE. He does all the contracts for the hospital so this puts Al in a great position to have a wonderful relationship with all the directors throughout the hospital. I asked Al to call in a favor. He contacted the director of Obstetrics and explained our four  year battle along with our miscarriages and now my care under Dr. Kim (who is very controversial). He was able to find what he thought was the perfect doctor for us. I wanted to wait before we spoke with him just because of my past. But, I decided last week to give Al the okay for this doctor to call and talk to me. I received the phone call on Friday while getting my infusion. He introduced himself and asked me to please give him our history, concerns etc. After a long half hour conversation I felt we have found the perfect doctor. He is going to go along with Dr. Kim's protocol and not fight me on it. He also said since I am carrying twins and on the blood thinners that I will be considered high risk (which is pretty common) with multiples. He is also going to get me set up with the high risk doctors through OU and he said I will be getting ultrasounds every 4 weeks. I explained to him that if I freak out and need an u/s asap, will he be able to do this for me? Even if it  happens numerous times? His answer was "of course". So I think I am very happy with our choice. 

DId I just really make the leap and pick an OB? Wow shit is getting so real. I sit here daily and look at the u/s pictures and still can't believe this happened to me and these are my babies. It just doesn't seem real. God knows I fought my ass off to get here and I deserve every second of it. 

Today I am 6W5D. My next u/s is Wednesday. Hoping for some more growing babies and good news. 

Symptom wise:
HUNGRY all the time
Did I mention Hungry?

I heard from a blogger the other day that being on prednisone cuts down on morning sickness. I get a little nauseous in the evenings, but nothing worth saying I have sickness for sure. 

Still waiting on my boobs to grow a little? 


  1. So the hunger: I very good sign! It means your body is requiring a lot of fuel to grow those little ones. I got to a point where I needed to eat 6 times a day (breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, mid-afternoon snack, dinner and bedtime snack); all of it protein and fiber heavy. I still remember Grey's shock when I got to a point where I could match his appetite.

    Anyway, I'm sooooo very happy to hear about your new OB. Considering how horrible my initial OB appointments were prior to me switching to the MFMs, I'm elated that you found someone who is willing to work with you. That's a huge win (and go Al!!!).

  2. 15 weeks 4 days and I'm still waiting for my boobs to grow!!!

  3. YAY, I am so glad you found an OB that just might be a perfect fit! I was super hungry at first until my sickness kicked in. Now it's only here and there that I am starving :)

  4. I wish you could see the smile that slowly grew on my face as I read about picking your OB. So fantastic. So glad to hear they are planning ahead with high risk and getting you close monitoring. I was considered medium risk but I still visited the maternal-fetal medicine unit for all my ultrasounds, and near the end my non-stress tests. I also met with a nutritionist in the unit who specializes in eating plans for preggos with multiples. It's so important to get a TON of calories in to help them gain as much weight as possible. Ask if they have someone you can see, as long as it's covered by your insurance I think it will be worth your while! Also, check out the book "What To Do When You're Having Two", by Natalie Diaz -- it's on Amazon. She's my boss who founded (you know I manage the website now, right?) and I read the book and it really is fantastic. I'm not just saying that! I swear, I get no kickbacks from this! LOL! xoxo

  5. Sounds like this might be a perfect match with this OB. You definitely want someone that will be sensitive to your concerns and worries along the way.