Update - Due date, spotting and doctor drama
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|Wed, 08-17-2011 - 7:46pm|
A little update on me! Since I hadn't had AF since Avery was born, my doctor sent me for an early ultrasound. I had that Aug. 1, showing I was about 5 weeks. Word to the wise: Avoid ultrasounds that early if you can. Ahh! They could really only see a gestational sac at that point, so I've spent two weeks fretting, especially since I started spotting a week ago today. I know tons of women spot and go on to have healthy pregnancies, but I was super worried because I never had any bleeding with Avery. So I called my doctor the morning it happened. No return phone call. I called again the next day. Was assured that they would give the message to the doctor. NOTHING. By day three (the spotting only lasted the one day) I was so furious that the doctor hadn't called me that I decided to switch practices (hey, I switched at 20 weeks last time, what's switching at 5?!) So after calling for the third time on Friday, my original doctor finally returned my phone call, not extremely apologetic and saying that she hadn't gotten the original message. Well, if your front office staff is that incompetent, I don't want to be involved anyway. Plus there are THREE doctors, and if they can't manage to return a phone call of that nature...? I mean, yeah, you can really only wait and see at that point, but come on. My new doctor called me back and talked to me and made me feel a lot better that the amount of spotting was nothing to be concerned about. Then the morning sickness kicked in, so I was feeling good that things were probably still going ok in there. But still, I felt a TON better when we went in for my "progress" ultrasound which showed I was 7 weeks and a little flickering heart. So, I'm much relieved. Due date is April 3.
And yeah, morning sickness? AHHH! I had nothing last time and it's SO SO different this time. So not fun.