I miss my RE's little tiny office.
Instead I parked in the middle of a massive parking structure and navigated endless hallways until I found the OB department. At least everything was well-labeled!
I met the high-risk nurse/midwife today. She's a really sweet lady. She took her time and was very detailed in her questions and exams. But one thing pissed me off. I'll get to that at the end.
After endlessly talking about my medical history, she did a pap smear. Fun. And then we got to the ultrasound. She inserted the lovely wand, but didn't like the picture and said my bladder was too full, so off I went to pee and then we actually switched rooms.
Before the appointment today I was irrationally worried that there were no longer any babies inside me. On a similar note I thought well if we lost one last week, what if we lose one each week for the next 3 and again...no babies left.
But we immediately saw the singleton. Mr. GG had a very important golf match today so I invited my mom to come instead. (She was thrilled that I asked.) (And I made this appointment yesterday fully knowing that the odds were low that Mr. GG would be able to make it. He and I were both ok with it.
I swear that the ultrasound lasted an hour, but it probably wasn't quite that long. She took a very long time orienting herself and figuring out where all the babies were in relation to each other. She also spent quite a bit of time searching for the triplet that didn't make it. We kind of saw a small empty sac, but that was about it. It didn't seem worth the discomfort to me! She took tons of pics and the paper actually ran out in the machine. She had me hold the wand inside of me while she refilled it. (In front of my mom...which was probably only slightly better than in front of Mr. GG.)
But that's not what annoyed me. What annoyed me is that I mentioned selective reduction at least 3 times as well as on the intake papers under the section "topics to discuss" but she completely ignored it. I understand that people have differing beliefs about it, but as a medical professional, I at least expected her to discuss the facts about it. Hopefully the real perinatologist will be better. (I go there in 2 weeks.)
I then gave 9 vials of blood (no joke) but the phlebotomist was awesome and the blood seem to flow really quickly which made it go really fast. Then I had to do a urine test and miraculously squeezed out about another ounce of liquid after already peeing 3 times during the visit. (I'm a freak!)
Although I've been super stressed finishing up school, I've felt better in general the last few days...needing to eat a touch less and able to work out a little bit.
I say goodbye to the RE on Thursday. I'm going to be sad...
Please excuse any mistakes in this post. I got up at 5 to grade the last of the papers and I'm biding time until graduation (starts at 5, I have to be there at 4). I just don't feel like re-reading.