On Tuesday we went to see our new ob/gyn Dr K. We waited more than an hour. He popped out and then popped back in ?I just wanted to check on her, and landed up delivering a baby!?
But when it was finally our turn he made up with it with a very thorough examination. He even did a pap smear (Ouch, that was very sore!).
He checked my cervix with wandy (said this was hopefully the last time we’d have to use him) and all looked ok.
Just before we did the next scan he asked us we thought it was. I said I was thinking it was a girl, as this is what Dr R said at week 12.
We then did the external ultrasound. And we saw?. a third leg! As my DH so aptly calls it.
I have a little boy inside me, people. I think I’m still in shock? but I’m still happy. B is very happy. Now there is someone in his family to carry on the family name.
I didn’t get a chance to ask all my questions (after reading two of the childbirth books my mom gave me) but I did get some advice on the vitamin question.
I gave him my list of the contents of my pregnancy formula. And he decided I needed more iron than was contained in the current pill I was taking. So he wrote me a prescription for it. He was happy with the folic, calcium and the fact that I was taking the fish oil.
And he actually looked at that stuff like he knew what was going on.
I guess the moral is: ask your doctor.
He needs to talk to my Dr R about that fibroid that was removed when I had the lap in order to determine the safety of a natural birth, otherwise if it caused any damage I might have to go the C-section route. But hopefully all with be cleared.
Also good news: he said I could go off the Amloc (high blood pressure medication) ? after I showed him my readings and explained how on three occasions I really struggled just to stand up. He also said that I should keep on monitoring it and if it does increase he would put me on something else more baby friendly. And a few days later I do feel a lot better.
This week I also went back to work. I had the difficult task of asking my boss to extend my maternity leave. My parents have offered to help out financially for three more months so that it would be six months instead of three. The whole thing is still a bit up in the air at the moment and I really hope she can find a replacement or make some kind of plan because it would be great to have this opportunity.