Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Nothing to Report Cuz I've got No Reporting

I've discovered I'm not a real fan of getting knocked-up naturally. For one, the total lack of information is just not for me. I called my OB/GYN and trumpeted my miraculous news and all I got was: "when was the first day of your last cycle? Oh...four weeks ago? Well...we won't see you for at least another month."

Wait a minute.

I must have went to at least 50 different appointments with my IVF. No joke. There was the whole pre-IVF testing, then the meds, and the training sessions for the shots, and then the actual Day Of. Then there was the post-IVF visits. I swear we were driving to our clinic every day for at a month. The testing, the blood work, the ultrasounds. Not to mention acupuncture and counseling sessions.

Now I just feel so neglected! My doctor doesn't even care about me! "We'll see you in a month!" Whaaaaa???

Don't-You-Understand-Lady?? I need information! I need to know what's goin' on down there! Shouldn't I be taking something? Anything? Shouldn't you be putting something up my netheregions and calling all your doctor friends to take a peek? Isn't there some sort of magic cocktail my husband should be injecting into my behind every night for an entire month?

It's just too easy which makes it way to disconcerting.

So. Here I sit. I have no numbers to report. I don't know how many follicles I had, how many eggs, how many embies, what my hcg levels were or are. I'm praying that this is the real deal and trying really hard to be patient. Worried that I don't have enough nausea, or that I've got too much. Or that it's disappeared altogether.

I'm trying to come up with some sort of excuse to get into the doctor earlier. I'll be starting my 10th week before I get to see her! I'll be practically into my second trimester! Ready to give birth at any moment! Maybe if I just call and beg with my whiniest voice they'll give in.

How do "normal" ladies do this? There must be some kind of stick I can pee on or monitor I can hook up to. If not, maybe I'll come up with something and make a kajillion dollars so I can actually afford #2!

13 comments:

sarah said...

Hahaha! Yeah... My new OB office (that I will use should I get pregnant again) doesn't see swelly belly lady folk until 9-12 weeks as well. Seems CRAZY to me, too.

You can always Doppler it! I let my sitter borrow my doppler from my pregnancy with Evan. We were able to find a heartbeat at 7.5 weeks! (Purchased off of Amazon for >$60) Then there are always those ultrasound clinics that'll take a look-see for usually $50 or so.

Just a thought... not that I hadn't thought this stuff out if I had gotten pregnant this month or anything... ;P

Erin said...

Well...this is "not exciting" since you have "nothing to report". OMG HOW NOT EXCITING! I'll touch base with you in 8-10 weeks.

XO

areyoukiddingme said...

Ha! It's difficult to enter the land of normal people. I don't understand people who only get one or two ultrasounds during their whole pregnancy. You mean you don't get them every 4-6 weeks? Why not? How do you survive?

Hope they will satisfy your information cravings soon!

Jen said...

I definitely milked the irregular cycle thing with #2 so that I could get into the OB earlier with blood tests and ultrasounds!

As to your care question for the girls, my DH is currently unemployed so he stays home with them. However even when he is working, my MIL watches the girls and she just lives 2 miles down the road. We are very lucky.

賴珈慧賴珈慧 said...

Accept that some days you are the pigeon, and some days you are the statue...................................................

Martha said...

Congratulations, I am so happy for you for a very happy, extraordinarily healthy "normal pregnancy" even though you feel neglected.
Best Wishes to you all!!

玟君張 said...

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施以王雅玲音 said...

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豪偉軍樂 said...

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红十字 said...

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