Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Baby Update

Last Friday, I had my first official prenatal appointment. It was such a different experience than what I had when I was pregnant with Carlee. This doctor sucked. Seriously. Everything sucked. The exam (ladies you know what I'm talking about,) was the worst one I have EVER gotten. Then, when he finally got to the ultrasound part, the first machine wouldn't work, he couldn't figure out the second one forever. After which, he took over 15 minutes to find the baby! I was so scared something was wrong, I mean seriously, it's not that big in there. He finally found the baby, and I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw his/her little heart beating. Then the machine wouldn't let him measure the length of the baby in order to verify the due date. Another doctor came in, and it turns out he wasn't even in the right setting, so doctor #2 changed it, and the picture (which was fairly good,) was lost. He had to start all over.

He couldn't find the baby (again) and when he finally did (again) the picture was horrible. He couldn't even get a measurement. So, he scheduled a radiology ultrasound appointment in order to confirm the due date. uh... those suck. I have to drink 2 liters of water 1.5 hours before the appointment, drive all the way to base on a full bladder, wait for them to call me in, and sit for an hour scan. Did I mention they're going to have to do one of these between 18 and 20 weeks anyway? Yeah, I've decided to cancel the first one, and just wait. I saw her/his little heartbeat, that's all I needed to see. Anyway, so that was the appointment, oh and I had to get blood drawn (again) because the doctor thought I might have something going on with my thyroid. (But he wasn't sure....) ugh. Yeah, I think I'll be changing doctors for the next appointment.

Here she/he is!!! (you might have to squint.)


Reese said...

I hope you get a better doctor! That is terrible. The little picture is so cute!!! I can't wait to watch him/her grow through the pictures!

Mrs. Guthrie said...

Hurray for the picture! No squinting involved.... A better doctor definitely sounds in order... Good luck!!

Robin said...

I agree with the previous posts...a new dr. The picture is wonderful. How awesome to have another little life growing up and getting ready to join your family. Congrats!

Sheena said...

thanks you guys! yeah, I'm definitely going to be scheduling my next appointment with a different doctor. We are so excited! :D