6.24.2008

I heart my doc

I am back from my 38 week appointment. I am entirely too lazy to take a picture. So imagine last weeks picture and then add 4 pounds. :)
The 4lb weight gain is entirely due to Paul being at home. The power of suggestion is real and strong. If he eats something I must eat too. Even if I just ate something five minutes ago.
The 4lbs attest to that. :)

Anyways... have I ever said how much I love my doctor? I really truly do. I am not able to have a midwife due to the cervix issues, and at first I was a little sad about that, but I would not change my doctor for anyone else in the world. He's told me that if he's not on call when I go in to labor to make sure to have the nurses page him so he can be there for the birth. How cool is that?

He is Jamaican and has a wonderful accent. So I just love listening to him :) But he listens to me too, and he really cares. That birth plan I posted in the last thread he is 100% supportive of.
He answers all my questions - and I often have a ton of them for him. I trust my doctor, and I love that.
At the appointment today he checked my cervix and I am now 4 cm dilated. He said that I have "bulging waters" and the little guys head is pushing down. He expects it to be any day now. But he said that last week too. So I am trying to not be hopeful!

During this labor I intend to listen to some relaxation scripts (I'll blog more about it after the birth.) At the suggestion of my doula I mentioned it to my doctor today - the doula thought it was a good idea for the doctor to be 'prepared' for this, as I guess from her experience a lot of doctors don't like to be tuned out. But my doctor was as cool about it as I thought he would be. When I told him his response was something along the lines of "Well, if I need anything I'll just ask your husband, or signal to you that I need to speak directly to you."

I love my doctor.

And I didn't even have to bribe him.

-The birth plan was compiled from reading lots of other birth plans, so for those that asked about copying or taking parts of it and using it by all means go for it!! :)

7 comments:

Nicole said...

Wow! Your doctor sounds great Jess! More doctors/nurses need to be like him. I have only had one really great doctor, and I was sad when we moved because I don't know if I will ever find such a friendly doctor again that listens to me and answers all of my questions no matter how long that takes. I was at the hospital once and didn't even need him, but he came to see me in the middle of the night because he was my doctor and wanted to make sure I was ok.

Nicole said...

Oh, and I am now imagining you looking 4lbs heavier...

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Yep, still cute!!! ;o)

Bethany said...

How super your doctor sounds... "Bulging waters" also sounds really good. Any day now!! (Or maybe tonight :)

I wanted to copy your birth plan too, even though I currently have no need for a birth plan. It was sooo well written.

Crystal said...

Oooh baby Mo will be here soon! :)

I like my doctor too. Which is a miracle, because it's hard to impress me in the medical world. :)

Bethany said...

It won't be long now!! Such a relief that you have a doctor whom you trust, and who supports you in what you think is best.

Jeanie said...

How does it feel to be thirty-EIGHT weeks pregnant? If you keep adding 3 weeks to each pregnancy, your third kid will be 41 weeks, the 4th kid wil l be 44 weeks...

You sound like you're in a good mood so I am taking it that all's well in appendo-babyland. Good for both you, Jess. You are in my prayers.

Love,
Jeanie

Anonymous said...

Its been a couple days!! Hope to hear some news soon :-)

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