Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Good News & Potentially Bad News

Had a really awesome OB appointment yesterday. I’d never met my new doc; she sees high-risk patients only, so I was referred to her by my old OB. But she was lovely and young and dressed cute and had a decent haircut and most importantly did not smear my pap yesterday. I got to see my sweet little darling’s good, strong heartbeat – it was at 184 bpm which is excellent. :) Call me corny but I almost cried. Just seeing the healthy heartbeat, and all that worry that’s been nagging at me just melted (well, almost completely) away. And it made this pregnancy real, and it reminded me that sacrificing my body and boobies and health and sanity for this little poppet is going to be so worth it. Being a mother is pretty rad. [pic my lima bean baby]

I was really upset about having to see a high-risk OB initially, because I hate the term HIGH-RISK and I also felt really lame seeing one…like I felt I’d be wasting her time when she has so many other patients to see who have real, serious medical issues. And then there’s me – with a pesky eating disorder and faulty lungs. I was muy embarrassed.

But it wasn’t that way at all. She knows I’m eating for the baby, and she’s happy I’m working with my treatment team, so she thinks everything should be fine unless I begin to lose weight, or eventually don’t gain – that will lead to hospitalization – but I don’t anticipate that happening at all.

Also have to get some heart and lung tests done next week – there could potentially be some pretty dangerous stuff there – but for now I’m remaining optimistic and only crossing the sucky lung disease bridge when and if I have to.

Cross your fingers for me and send happy baby vibes my way!

16 comments:

Lindsey said...

Wow, just having (had?) an ED makes you high risk?

I had my LO while in the midst of an active ED, and nobody mentioned that I could be high risk. Wow.

Surprised in MN,
Lindsey

Kara said...

I'm glad you are seeing a high risk OB. Hopefully that means you'll get more time and attention from her. Sending happy baby (and mommy) vibes your way...

Krystle said...

*Sends Positive Vibes* :)

Lizzy said...

yay for the lima bean baby! so glad you liked your new doc! :)

tawny said...

wahoooo.

Telstaar said...

Yay! I'm so glad that she's lovely and young and encouraging!!! This is alllll positive!!!! :D

MOST of all, I'm glad bub is okay, I can understand the anxiety but really, its always nice to KNOW!

Not so cool re potentially crapola stuff, but I'll stay optimistic with you :).

Love ya Miss B! xox

Brooke said...

So happy your baby is well! I'm sure everything will be okay. Keep everyone updated. So far so good. Just take one day at a time.....

now.is.now said...

Congratulations! I'm happy for you!

Tanya said...

glad to hear the lil bean is doing good. I will keep my fingers crossed and my thoughts in prayer that your lungs will be good through this.

Ending the Deception said...

Congrats, it seems all so exciting! Praying for you and yours health :)

Beaman Family said...

Hi Brie! Love that I found your blog. Don't worry about the "high risk" label, I was considered the same for what I consider a minor problem. It's great cause you get to have lots more ultrasounds and NST's, which bring peace of mind. Enjoy it!
Congrats on the pregnancy and good luck with everything!

THE CREATION OF A BEAUTIFUL LIFE said...

Oh gal... I am SOOO happy for you! Your cute lil lima bean baby is adorable! My thoughts and prayers will certainly be with you and baby.

Wishing you and baby good health!!

XOXO,

kristin said...

I'm wishing you and the baby all the best! :)

Laura said...

first of all, it is not corny to cry at your baby's heart beat. It is normal. You have been given the gift of the miracle of new life. Cry your heart out.

And I'll do more than cross my fingers for your health...

take care of yourself, and your little baby Laura...(you will name her Laura, right???)

Arielle Bair (Becker) said...

I'm shooting happy baby vibes at you!!!!

Arielle Bair (Becker) said...

I'm shooting happy baby vibes at you!!!!