Thursday, November 1, 2007

Exciting Baby News....and FREE!!!!

Okay, how many of you are going to scroll down this post to see what's so exciting? It's like going right to the end of a good book...be spoiled without reading the in-between. Well, look no further....






WE DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'RE HAVING!!!






...that appointment isn't until the 19th. Keep waiting.
Should I put a countdown ticker at the top of my blog? (tee hee!)

The good (and exciting) news was hearing baby's heartbeat again, having an excellent blood pressure reading of 120/70, having lost weight rather than gain... and getting a flu shot! Yep, exciting! I got a flu shot...and it was FREE!!!! How so? Well, as unusual as California Health Care Coverage is, my OB visits are "no copay needed" and to get a flu shot in the SAME office made my flu shot absolutely FREE! Oh, and a "mercury-FREE" flu shot at that! (How many times can I say "flu shot" in this post?)

Another exciting moment was when I made my appointment for the next visit. Because there are many doctors in this office, the chances of getting the one you want to deliver you are slim, so it's good to know them all and give them a chance to know you, as ANY of them could be ON CALL at the time baby decides to make its arrival. Because we watched my blood pressure very closely while pregnant with Donovan (not that it was in danger), Dr. Parsi wanted to be sure I was under her care for the majority of the office visits. I didn't mind - I really liked her. So, nearing the end of the office visits and the upcoming arrival of Donovan, the unthinkable happens and I'm sent over for a C-section because he was in a breech position. Dr. Parsi, on-call at the time, performed the surgery and was wonderful during (perhaps it was my anesthesia?) and even post-partum. She made me a nice incision (if I do say so myself) and said that with any more pregnancies, a VBAC would be no problem. Despite the fact I had to undergo the C-section, I still am fond of her and was saddened to hear of her moving to the Bay Area for practice. Today I found out that SHE'S BACK!!! I can't wait to see her at my next appointment and re-hash my VBAC options.

2 comments:

Harajuku Girl said...

LOL I loved this blog from start to finish. And for the record I read the WHOLE thing for all of your good news. Finding out the sex of a baby is not the only exciting news to enjoy with mother to be! Excitement over your well being is just as much deserved, besides you are the one carrying the little stinker. Why should they get all the attention ?

I am glad to see vitals are well, Heartbeat is strong, and you lost weight ( always a plus never to gain it! ) and a FREE flu shot. You lucked out too! My work does em for free every year, so I got lucky. And to put the icing on the cake, You get your same Dr! That is awesome. Despite this horrible bug you had looks like things are looking on the up and up! =)

Harajuku Girl said...

LOL I loved this blog from start to finish. And for the record I read the WHOLE thing for all of your good news. Finding out the sex of a baby is not the only exciting news to enjoy with mother to be! Excitement over your well being is just as much deserved, besides you are the one carrying the little stinker. Why should they get all the attention ?

I am glad to see vitals are well, Heartbeat is strong, and you lost weight ( always a plus never to gain it! ) and a FREE flu shot. You lucked out too! My work does em for free every year, so I got lucky. And to put the icing on the cake, You get your same Dr! That is awesome. Despite this horrible bug you had looks like things are looking on the up and up! =)