July 2010


My appointment with my new mfm was on Tuesday and I can’t even begin to tell you how much I loved the whole practice. The u/s tech was wonderful, he is still measuring right on schedule AND we saw his practice breathing as soon as he got on the screen. I know they said it was still early last week and not to worry but it was still a relief seeing it. She did the whole BPP which I passed in addition to the growth u/s. My child has a huge noggin(although so do both DH and I) and weighs 3.5 lbs which is just fantastic considering how sick I continue to be.

We were then brought into a consultation room which had nice couches, a cafe table and relaxing music. The doctor comes in and the first thing he said was that he likes to think of his patients as his kids and wants everyone to feel like they are sitting around a kitchen table. He then says that LO and I are “disgustingly healthy” even with the hyperemesis and that he will see us back in a month but to call if I have any questions or concerns. He does not think that I need weekly BPPs/NSTs at all and has no issue seeing me the rest of the pregnancy instead of my now old high risk doctor(who amusingly enough he actually knows and said he can never get that man to crack a smile). He then hugged me and my mom on the way out and reminded me to call if I had any concerns. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone in South Jersey.

I feel 100% better about how Jack is doing now and I got some adorable pictures! I will upload them when I go back home this weekend.

My mfm suggested last week that I start getting weekly BPPs as it is hard to tell how my hyperemesis is affecting our LO. The standard procedure would be to do a NST first and if I fail that go to the BPP but since his practice is not large enough to do the testing themselves they just have your OB write orders to go right to the BPP at an outpatient center.

We get to the outpatient center and a student comes in to do the BPP which was beyondt frightening. She had the screen turned away from us so we had no idea what was going on and then after 20 minutes she bolted from the room saying she needed to get someone else to do it. A tech came in and couldn’t find the practice breathing after five minutes so we failed and had to go up to l&d because that is the only place in my frigging county that will do a NST.

While in l&d a doctor from our practice comes in and says she can’t figure out why the mfm even wanted me to do this testing in the first place since LO has been measuring perfectly on track. Then she goes over my chart to make sure she isn’t missing anything and confers with my doctor and he agrees with her but with all of the medical liability issues anymore they can’t recommend I don’t get them since the mfm thought it would be a good idea. So long story short I pass the NST with flying colors but I was warned that since I am still so early chances are that I will fail the BPP at least a few more times and end up right back in l&d once a week. LO did practice breathe but it was not for a full 30 seconds, which we found out later is common for 28/29 weeks. This is annoying on multiple levels because a)no one really knows why I am even there and I am freaking out for no real reason andd b)I am paying an ER visit for every trip to l&d which will start to add up if I am there once a week until 32 weeks which is generally when you would worry if you aren’t seeing practice breathing consistently.

I am getting a second opinion at a new mfm in NJ next Wednesday! I already love the new practice, they told me over the phone that it was ridiculous to be doing these tests so early and expecting a perfect outcome each time. They were also appalled my mfm told me he hated hyperemesis clients so I have a good feeling about this.

How far along? 27 weeks 5 days
Total weight gain/loss: -2 pounds
Maternity clothes? I am in all maternity clothes besides swimsuit bottoms!
Stretch marks? none
Sleep: Not great lately, I am not sure if its the heat in general or that I am not getting enough exercise because its too hot to walk .
Best moment this week: Finding out I passed the 3 hour test and that my moles were all benign.
Movement: YES! He is very active early in the morning and again before I go to sleep.
Food cravings: No cravings.
Gender: BOY
Labor Signs:none
What I miss: Being able to eat three meals a day without throwing up.
What I am looking forward to: Having this baby!