Wednesday, January 5, 2011

An apple a day? Yeah right!

I've been doing the math (not my strong point) and trying to figure out how many Dr's appointments we've had. It's pretty fair to say I had at least 1 a week, sometimes 4, so 2 a week would be a pretty good average. So 2 x 40 weeks would put us at 80. But that seems too high so I think, since I'm making a none to educated guess, 60 would be about right.

60 Dr's appointments. Boggles the mind.

If you go all the way back with the Fertility Dr we saw we've seen. Fertility specialist, primary Dr, OB, Perinatologist, Hematologist, 7 iron transfusions, back to the Perinatologist. Then the echos, the cardiologist, the non-stress test, and then finally the new OB.

Since we love our primary Dr, Dr Eshom, who's offices are in Arcadia. All of our Dr's and referrals are a minimum drive of 45 minuets and that's without traffic. So about an hour drive one way, usually at least an hour wait to see the Dr, 10 minuets with the Dr, an hour and a half drive home (always more traffic on the way home you know), then usually a stop at the lab.

The way I figure it each one of those appointments took at least 4 hours.

So 4 x 60 = 240 hrs spent on Dr's appointments. Whew!!

Worth every second and I would do it again in a heartbeat for you, and again, and again.

I know once your born it's going to be a whole new ballgame and we will get a whole new set of Dr's but, at least for the pregnancy part, we're done.

So our last two were this Monday and I would just like it noted that in keeping with my track record I was late to both. :) Well actually I was late to the first one (having too much fun visiting with Aunt Tiff and Aunt Lori at lunch) and you made us late for the second.

At the non-stress test you were very flat. The had now deiced, since you have complications with your heart, that they didn't want to buzz you so we couldn't get you to wake up. We tried a few things then finally I just asked for a glass of cold water and drank it really fast. That did the trick!

You went from a heart rate of 120's and 1 movement in 20 minuets to a heart rate of 145 and moving about 1 time every 30 seconds. To be safe they kept us there for the whole hour and by the time we were done our 20 minuet appointment took 120 minuets.

I have to say that it was good for my piece of mind. For the last day or so I've notice that while I feel you move, it's been a whole lot less than it has been.

I actually lost it the other day when I couldn't get you to move. I tried everything that usually works, lying on my side, drinking something cold, eating sugar, pushing on my tummy, and then finally I laid right on my stomach and squished you. But I got nothing.

I woke your Dad up crying, saying I couldn't get you to move, and then we both tried for a little bit.

After another 10 minuets or so I defiantly felt you move and was so relieved.

So as I lay there hooked up to the monitor during the stress test I could see you moving, and realized that I could barley feel it. I think you must have dropped down, or changed position or something.

But your still there, your still moving, and that's all I need to know.

So these are the last two US pics I will have of you (I think I may have about 100 of them). I wanted them here so you could see.

When these scans were taken we were at 39 weeks in the pregnancy.

Your head circumference measures large enough to put you at 40 weeks and 4 days and a due date of 12/30/10. You femur measurement puts you at 39 weeks with a due date of 1/10/11.

So that makes you tall and skinny with a BIG head. Just like your brother.

I can't wait to meet you you big headed baby you!

Your head circumference

Your femur measurement