Thursday, July 2, 2009

Eventful Day


Sorry it's taken me so long to post about yesterday!! Brandon and I woke up and got ready for our long day. We left the house about 9:15. Brandon got a ticket on the way to the RE's office..so we were about 15 minutes late;) For some reason I was SOOO nervous about this appointment. I don't know why...my Wimberly was kicking in a guess. I think as a IF girl you always expect the other shoe to drop and for something to take away your good fortune. I'm trying not to think like that though!! We went in to the ultrasound room and waited for the doctor. He walked in and got started. I was so thankful to see that beautiful baby on the screen with that flickering heartbeat. He said "he's looking more like a baby now"! The baby's legs and arms were clearly visible. He even moved one of his arms for us...probably wanted to say "mama quit worrying"! He showed us the umbilical cord and told me that the clot is getting much smaller. He said the spotting should stop soon...HOPEFULLY!! Then he told me I could get up. Before I was all the way up he said well it looks like graduation day!! I busted out crying!! He told me that it would be alright, that my doctor was right down the hall and I could stop in and visit whenever I wanted. This didn't help...I kept on crying and hugging him. I told him thank you for everything he had done. Then he left and I got dressed. I composed myself but that only lasted a minute. When I walked out the room all the nurses were standing there and they had tears in their eyes. I hugged them all and they told me to come visit so they could see my belly grow and bring in ultrasound pictures. Then we left. It was very emotional. I have been going there A LOT for a year now. It is a comforting, warm place where you don't feel like an outcast;) I also love that you never have to wait...I'm really going to miss that!! The only thing I won't miss is spending 225 every week for an ultrasound...though I will miss those weekly ultrasounds!! It's bittersweet..I'm so thankful to be progressing well and moving on to a "regular" pregnancy but I will miss their reassurance.

After the appointment we had to move on to Brandon's doctor for his surgery. He checked in at 11 and was taken to surgery around 12:20. The surgery went well. We left at around 3 and drove home. Brandon's foot was bleeding so we had to wrap more gauze around it. He was okay until the numbing medicine wore off..then he started to feel some pain. He has been sleeping all day on and off so hopefully everything will be okay.

I have felt really bad since last night. I have had a bad headache and been nauseous more than usual. I will take it though to make a healthy baby!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day. I'm going check on my patient!!

11 comments:

The Pifer's said...

I am so glad everything went great, I love the little picture of your beautiful bean!

Why did Brandon have to have surgery? I tottally missed that???

Hope all is well, love-hugs and lots of prayers,
Tiff

Dianne said...

That is great news! I understand about being so emotionally attached to the RE's office! They gave you a miracle!!!!

I guess it's your turn to take care of your hubby!!!!

Melissa said...

I remember "graduating" from the fertility specialist to my OBGYN as well. You do get used to all the ultrasounds and being reassured everything is ok. I rented a doppler (same kind the doctors use in the office.) I listened to my babies heart beat once or twice awake instead of having to wait 4 weeks for the doctor appointment - it was very reassuring after all I went thru...plus so amazing to hear that heart beat. I could also hear the baby moving around with the doppler. Amazing - the company I rented it from was called Baby Beat. I did it over the internet and they were a very reliable company just incase your interested.

Stuart and Sarah Creamer said...

So amazing!!!

The Patterson's said...

I have been refreshing your blog since yesterday waiting for this post!! Look how big your baby is getting! What a change from last week, huh? So excited for you, and I know exactly how you feel about leaving your RE and the nurses. I'm bummed that my RE won't even be there for my ultrasound, but I just didn't want to wait. So glad it's going well!!

Jenn said...

This is wonderful news. I found your blog through the Pifer's and have been following you. I'm so glad everything is going well so far. Beautiful picture!

sweetpeanme said...

Congratulations on your graduation!!!!!!!!! What a wonderful day!!!! Now that your little one gave you that reassuring wave you can turn your attention to your DH!! Poor guy...hope he heals quickly!

sweetpeanme said...

P.S.
Thanks for the heads up on the inserts...I agree...I'm sure they've got to be better than more shots!!!!!!!!!!!

Good Egg Hunting said...

Yay -- congrats, graduate! Am so excited for you. Did you get to stop your progesterone too? I did that this week and I feel like a new person! Hope your patient is doing okay and is back to his normal self very soon.

ashley said...

I think we all felt that way when we graduated to our OB. RE's fully understand what we've been through and it seems that when you go to an OB they just treat you like the average normal pregnant lady. You'll be fine and hopefully your OB is just as nice as your RE. I lucked out and mine is. Your little baby is definitely looking like a baby now. I can't wait until your next ultrasound. You'll really see him/her moving around in there. It's so awesome. Hope your husband reccouperates (?) quickly.

Joy said...

Oh how bittersweet to "graduate"! I have to think that your doctor and those nurses feel so proud of themselves (not in a haughty way). They did with you what they hope to achieve with so many women!

Are you going to send a gift to the office? Maybe you could bring a tray of cookies with pink or blue icing when you find out the gender! I bet they'd love that!