Tuesday, November 18, 2008

All clear

Yesterday we had our first OB appointment. It was fairly uneventful. I thought perhaps there would be a parade in my honor...but, no. No parade. No fanfare. No "we've got a winner" broadcast. Just an appointment with a new doc. I'll call her Dr. Youngin', cuz she's got to be at least 5 years younger than me, which is weird in and of itself. Dr. Youngin' asked lots of questions:

Have I been taking prenatal vitamins? Oh yes...for TWO YEARS.
Have I been tested for STDs? Um...yes - required for IVF.
Have I had a recent pap smear? Double check - required for IVF.
Have I had a recent ultrasound? Triple check - just last week.
(as they drew blood) How are you with needles? Must be okay...I've given myself over 125 in the past 3 months, not counting the kazillion draws. I haven't passed out yet!

But it was very reassuring to hear that everything looked good. She saw the little dancing ball, doing his/her usual arm wavings and spinning around. And she saw it all from the outside - the wand didn't go in at all! I was a bit confused when she told me legs didn't have to be in the stirrups. Whaaa? This is new.

The great thing was that she said I could take Unisom! (angelic choir sings). I have not had more than 2 hours of continuous sleep in three months. Most nights that's ALL the sleep I get. Not good. Took one little glorious tab last night and I was OUT. Not enough to sleep through the two or three urgent piddle requests by my bladder, but thankfully I went back to sleep after. I am a new woman.


Courtney said...

I am so glad it went well! YAY! I hope you start getting some sleep! It sucks when you can't get enough rest! ANd you need all you can get!

Kymberli said...

Good to hear that all is going well with your little dancing ball!

Martha said...

Little dancing ball, how cute! That is wonderful that you got some rest, Yeah!!

Gin said...

grats on the good apt

Kristin (kekis) said...

I'll have a parade for you! I know how it feels like there should be some pomp & circumstance at every appointment. :)

And AMEN to the years of pnvs!

areyoukiddingme said...

Yay! Sleep!

Virginia said...

you're sassy and I like you. I think I told you my MIL likes your blog too :-)