Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I've been kicked out

Today I graduated from my RE's care. I cried. Literally folks, I sat on the edge of the table with huge tears filling my eyes. I am so comforted by going in there and almost feel like a lost lamb now that I've graduated. It's bittersweet. Graduating is a good thing. I'm going into the "normal" pregnant world, things are going smoothly, I'm right where I should be. But OMG, no more weekly ultrasounds and visits????? No more weekly blood tests?? What will I do? I have stopped my estrogen pills and patches and will start taking my PIO shots every other day, having next Tuesday be my last shot. Then, I'm officially done. I will admit that my hips will be oh-so-glad to be done with the shots! I've been on shots since January 12th. Sometimes more than one shot a day. I think it's safe to say that at this point I'm well over 100 pokes between shots and blood draws.

As I was getting the phone call that I'm being released (I was hoping for one more appointment) to regular OB care by my RE, I was sitting in the OB's room. They even squeezed me in for an ultrasound and I will say that there machine was way better than the one at the RE's office. It actually looked like a baby, wiggling around, and kicking up a storm. The heartbeat was 184 bpm, always amazes me how fast it is! Everything looked good, but my OB got called to a delivery (actually two at two different hospitals!) so having HBP I get monitored very closely and will actually go back in next Monday for an ultrasound and appointment w/him.

Tomorrow I'll be 10 weeks, I can't wait for these next three weeks to fly by so I'll be in the second trimester. Then maybe I can relax.... yeah, I doubt it!




**I am grateful for
1) a great ultrasound today
2) I'm released from my RE, so bittersweet!
3) lots of prayers going up for Stellan
4) tomorrow is Hump Day!
5) almost done with shots!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, as bittersweet and mixed as the emotions are when one leaves an awesome RE...it's for such a great reason, so WOW and congrats on this milestone in the road to meeting Pumpkin!

Sounds like your OB is pretty great and with it as well. So many things are going so beautifully in this journey--very happy for you!

Wishing you continued awesome news and increasing peace with every day.

~Courtney

Stacy E. said...

Wow! Sounds like great news all the way around! I'm so excited for you on all your awesome news today! Such a strong, healthy baby! Woo-hoo!

-Stacy

Mommy Daisy said...

I can see why it would be bittersweet for you. It's great that you're on the next step of this journey, though. I'm excited to follow your pregnancy also, because my sister is about a week or so ahead of you. Fun times.

Kim said...

congrats! When are you going to post u/s pics?

crayonmommy said...

yeah! aside from my ignorance on some of the acronyms, I know that being kicked out is an AWESOME THING! maybe one day you can make an fertility acronymn dictionary for the clueless!:)

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

being released was bittersweet for me, also. but hey, it means GREAT things. like you said we are..actually, finally, kinda..NORMAL pregnant women!

Katie said...

I understand how you feel about moving on, from day one I kept thinking how important my first OB appointment is, I got there and realized my RE was gone- I felt like I had lost a limb for a brief time.

I am still in major withdrawal from the constant U/S to weeks/ a month in between.

Congrats!

Michelle said...

Congratulations! That is very good and exciting news. I hope they next weeks go by fast for you!

~Hollie said...

We are on our way, aren't we Kahla!? Getting released from the RE is surreal, I was like, ummm NO this didn't just happen. I was totally unprepared. But I'm glad your OB is checking on you next week, as is mine. We are only a few days apart. How awesome!
Keep the faith!