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All Clear!

October 2, 2009 Leave a comment

2/10/2009public192 visits notify me ?

Yesterday flew past at 100 miles an hour, but it was a good day!

Ivy finally made it over to Nuclear Science and got her HIDA scan, she looked really rather cosy in the travel incubator bless! And as you may have guessed it has come back all clear! Hooray! So today she’s back onto that king’s regime of vitamins to clear the jaundice out, and now she’s no longer fed TPN it should clear quickly too 馃檪

While I was in visiting during the day (which only happens on DH’s days off) the eye dr was doing the rounds. So I got to hold her while she was having her retinas looked at; and one the other lovely mummys was good enough to keep me distracted so I didn’t look, the dr told me not too as they have to pin the poor little poppet’s eyes open! Not for the faint hearted. He’s happy with the way the blood vessels are growing, so that too is all clear!

And also as she’s passed 35 weeks now (36 actually!) the parameters have changed on the monitors, so she had been in a little oxygen to keep her sats up and yesterday had it have it through nasal cannulas which she hated! Last night she went back into air, cannulas gone from the nose; and as all the antibiotics have been finished the cannula is out of her foot too!

I had my post natal check, which apart from relaying the whole story to my Dr and having a bit of laugh, was really rather dull.

Violet had her first speech and language session. Well, she played in the nursery and us parents got talked through various tips on how to encourage our reluctant chatterboxes. It was really lovely to be with other parents and not have to explain why Violet is like she is, as we’re all in the position!

And we got a tumble dryer 馃檪 nice, warm, dry washing instead of a kitchen constantly smelling of damp hooray!!!

originally posted on babycentre community board; x-posted to www.handprints.org.uk/pixiejos-previous-blogs.html

reduction in movement, help! Anyone up?

August 6, 2009 Leave a comment

pixiejoyou!

Posted 6/8/09

MOrning ladies,

Trying not to get myself all in a tiz, but teeny bump has been really quiet over the last 24 hours, I have still had movements but not many, all really down low and if I wasn’t anxiously waiting for each one I probably wouldn’t notice them at all 馃槮 She’s been getting gradually quieter over the last week, but only in the strength of movement rather than the amount. She normally starts booting me at about 9pm, I got nothing last night, no matter how much ice cold water or prodding I drank, didn’t feel a thing til after 11pm. I have had movements this morning,. but like I say really feathery nudges down low, a bit like going back to the beginnings of movement all over again. Sorry I ramble, I’ve not slept well.

I do already have my 28 week check at half 9 this morning, but even that seems way off just now! Any advice? Anything else I can do to get the baby to wake up and boot back?

Hope everyone else is well anyway xxx

Jo x

pixiejoyou!
Updated 6/08/2009

Thanks everyone! I am home from the midwife, she seems quite happy, baby has grown and is bang on for dates and her heartbeat is fine. Apparently baba was just hiding from me yesterday 馃槮

I thought I’d come out of the appointment all relieved and happy, and don’t get me wrong I am delighted to have heard the heartbeat and to know that all is actually fine! but I dunno I guess I’d have liked some kind of explanation further than ‘I’m not concerned’ – like if she could’ve felt that the baby was turned with her back facing out, or whether it was a growth spurt, or just made something up to make me feel better. I still feel a bit lost at sea with the whole thing, thank god for yuo ladies!

And because I had got my knickers in a knot about movement I forgot to ask about Strep B testing, or get my Hip grant form signed, or ask any of the other questions I had meant to ask. Oh well I have another appointment in 3 weeks time, will have to try and remember and not have more drama between now and then!

Right I’m off to try the chocolate tip, see if I can get this baba bouncing! She seems oblivious to my prods and pokes, and well any excuse for chocolate!!!

Jo x

originally posted on babycentre community board; x-posted to www.handprints.org.uk/pixiejos-previous-blogs.html

2nd consultant appointment down

pixiejoyou!

Posted 24/6/09

Hiya all,

2nd appointment down and I’ve come out of it really bleugh. I had the registrar rather than my consultant or the bloke I saw last time who was lovely, and while he is the man who delivered my beautiful Violet I hope I don’t see him again! He managed to give me exactly the same stats as the bloke I saw last time but in a really negative way which is sorta sh*te. The guy I saw last time was really happy for me to try for a normal natural birth and he said that the statistics were in my favour, I have a 70/80% chance, he even said he’d be happy to induce me as the risk is only 2%. The guy I saw today just kept going on about uterine rupture and how there’s a 1 in 200 chance of it happening, and how that risk increases if yuo’re induced. Gotta be honest I’m not a betting woman, but I’d not put money on something that only had a 1 in 200 chance of happeneing, would you?!?

I suppose it’d be a fair assumption that seeing as he did my last c-section that he’d be more up for doing it again, cos that what he does? Who knows! Also the last fella I saw said I’d see a consultant at 28 weeks, but this guy hasn’t booked me back in until I’m 32 weeks along, 10 weeks time…..I am so confused! I do get another scan at 30 weeks to see how bubba is growing tho, so not all bad 馃檪聽 But like, the consultant today said to give this bit of paper to Andrea (I have no clue who Andrea is, even now!!) to arrange the scan, so I accost a random passing member of staff, who immediately drags me into another waiting room to try and get the scan done today, on the basis that there’s ‘no time like the present’…well apart from the 10 weeks to soon part, I suppose not.

Amazing how the same statistics can sounds really positive from one person and awfully negative from another. Sorry for the essay! Hope yuo’re all well! x

Jo x

pixiejoyou!
Updated 24/06/2009

Indeed! Glad you managed to get appointments with yuor consultant, maybe it’s just these registrar folkses that like to bum us out? Now I have an image of them getting toegther and plotting how they can spin stuff negatively…..

I’m trying to look at it that it was my local (non-maternity) hospital I saw this guy at today, so therefore he’s not always at the maternity ward, so I’d have to really fairly unlucky to get him in my labour again right?!?! haha! I’m off to try that microwave mug cake from the current cravings thread, that’ll make it all better! 馃檪

Jo x

originally posted on babycentre community board; x-posted to www.handprints.org.uk/pixiejos-previous-blogs.html

You’re all wonderful!

pixiejoyou!

Posted 22/5/09

You are you know, all of you!

After waiting for the scan to relax and go hooray I’m pg, it really threw me to have that happen yesterday! I really, really appreciate all your kind messages! I could hug you all!!

I keep thinking oooh I can’t wait to be able to feel regular baba movement, then I’ll not worry as much…even tho I know that’s not true, then I’ll be kick counting and drinking loads of cold water to make the poor little thing wriggle, that’s exactly what I did to DD! poor girly 馃檪

It’s all much better today, but I’m still a bit over-hormonal and likely to weep at Andrex adverts and the like, so I’m going to go before I start gushing at you all 馃槈 thanks all xxxx

Jo x

originally posted on babycentre community board; x-posted to www.handprints.org.uk/pixiejos-previous-blogs.html

wah bleeding! b*ll*cks!

pixiejo

Posted 21/5/09

HI girls, sorry to podst this, but it’s early and no ones up!

I went to the loo this morning to find brown discharge TMI so sorry, especially this early! I have midwife appointment just before lunch anyway, so I guess thats the best I could ask for. Bloody terrified tho, and I keep telling myself it’ll probly be ok, it’s not got worse, there’s no pain, I’m 17 weeks and only had my scan last week…..but still would you please please please keeping everything crossable crossed for me??

There are not enough swear words. 4 hours til midwife, just hoping it doesn’t go too slowly. 馃槮

Jo x

Updated 21/05/2009

Oh thanks so much girls you’ve made me feel a bit better, and that’s good enough for me just now!聽 馃檪 It doesn’t seem to have got any worse, fingers crossed. I’m trying not to go to the loo every 2 minutes as I’m sure that wont help, only 2 hours til midwife, I’ve not gone insane yet 馃槈 I did have a moment when I got all worried cos everything felt like it was tightenting up, then I realised I just needed a wee so I feel a bit of a twonk now.

Thanks Claire sweetie, I really appreciate what yuo’ve said and I’ll will go making demands that they check and double check today. It’s my 16 week so they should check for the HB anyway, you’re aboslutely right I’d rather know what to look out for than not, I learned my lesson of avoiding googling these things some time ago 馃檪 Thanks babes.

I do really appreciate all your comments, I was sodding mess this morning and you’ve restored some sanity. Lisa you’re so right they are really trying us! Lets hope that means they’ll be little angels at 2 馃槈

love ya all xxx

Jo x

pixiejo
Updated 21/05/2009

Wow I can’t believe so many opf you have taken the time to reply, I’m really humbled. You’re all so very,very lovely!!

Apart from me crying at the midwife it was all just dandy, she had a good check of me womb, to see it was in the right place, and we got to hear the heartbeat too. Could hear baba wriggling about and trying to avoid the doppler so all’s ok!!! So relieved!

The midwife thinks it was the remnants of a breakthrough bleed (that which I thought was my period in Feb) and now the womb has moved up a bit more and the baby’s wriggling more it’s had chance to escape and make me panic. Thank you all so much!! You guys are all stars! xxxx

Jo x

originally posted on babycentre community board; x-posted to www.handprints.org.uk/pixiejos-previous-blogs.html


Seen the consultant!

pixiejoyou!

Posted 20/5/09

Hi all, hope everyone is well!

Got to see my consultant today and he was lovely! GOt lots of numbers chucked at me, I’ve double the chance of getting pre-eclampsia again as I did first time, but that’s still only 30% chance, which is better than I thought. And even if I do get it again it’s likely not to be as bad as it was last time 馃檪 And he’s right behind me having a natural birth, says I’ve a good chance of doing it all normally which is fab! I was worried I’d have to have another section, but all being well I wont have to! Hooray!

I will have a ridiculous amount of appointments though, I’ll be seen every fortnight til 28 weeks then once a week til 40! I’m really glad my midwife and consultant seem really nice or that could be a total nightmare! And I guess by the time this little one arrives I’m going to be really good at aiming for those teeny tiny pee bottles. Only a 5minute appointment too I was expecting it to take ages!

Midwife tomorrow for 16 week too, fingers crossed we’ll get to hear the heartbeat!!

Jo x

pixiejoyou!
Updated 20/05/2009

I’m glad it’s not just me that has trouble with the tiny bottles! Aren’t they awful? Clearly designed by a bloke 馃檪 A funnel sounds like a really good idea, I may have to go buy one specially if I’m going to have to do it this often! Cracking idea! Sro, after the hassle some other ladies have had with appointments it’s a shame I can’t lend some of em out! I know I had to fight really hard to get booked in and stuff. Gone from feeling ignored to practically living in the drs!!

HI Laura hon, I had to see them this early to discuss my ‘plan of care’ after all the drama with my DD, I was meant to se them at 15 weeks, but sort of accidentally skipped that with all the date changing, I’m 17 weeks today. They only said about the actual birth bit cos I asked them, my next appointment with them is at 22weeks, which I think is when they were going to talk about it more…but I’m not sure tbh. You should check with your midwife, just to be sure tho, maybe just saying to her what you wanna do will be enough? Hope you get the birth you want either way! xxx

originally posted on babycentre community board; x-posted to www.handprints.org.uk/pixiejos-previous-blogs.html

Jo x

Consultant appointmants

pixiejoyou!

Posted 18/5/09

Hi ladies,

I know a few of you also have to see your consultant around now and I was wondering what sort of thing goes on at the appointment? Mainly cos it doesn’t look like my DH is going to make it cos of work, boo 馃槮

I had a fab pregnancy with my DD until 32 weeks when I was diagnosed with serisou pre-eclampsia and my kidneys failed, so she was delivered the next day by emergency section. So I know they have a variety of things they’ll want to talk to me about! Now I feel like a naughty schoolgirl for even contemplating doing it all again, even though I discussed it with my Dr beforehand….So will they be disapproving? No that’s silly, they can;t be can they?? Wah!!

Right so what I wanna know from you other ladies that’ve had consultants apps, is it a long appointment? Like more than half an hour long? Do they do any tests or anything while you’re there, like internals or even having a look at my scar or whatnot? (mainly cos if my DH can’t come I may ask another family member and I’d like to preserve a little dignity if poss!) What sorta things do they talk about, is it here that I have to decide what sort of birth I want, will I get chance to change my mind afterwards?? Aaah so many questions!!! Help anyone please!!!

TIA xxx

Jo x

pixiejoyou!
Updated 18/05/2009

Hiya,

Thanks ladies! So I really am getting me knickers in a twist for nothing then? 馃檪 Well that’s good I suppose!!

thanks Baby Maddie! I thought an extra sneaky scan would be a bit much to hope for, but you never know!! 馃檪 From what my Dr said when I asked him about having another baby this’ll be the appointment when they go over my notes and decide whether I need any aspirin to keep my blood pressure from spiking again. It’s good to know what to expect though, understandably there’s lots of info about normal midwife ppointments and nothing about consultants and stuff! Anyway, I’ll let you know if they do anything outlandish!

Thanks very much both of you xxx

Jo x

originally posted on babycentre community board; x-posted to www.handprints.org.uk/pixiejos-previous-blogs.html