okay, so I went for a ped appointmet with the kiddo AND I've gone for my own appointment.
I have to say I LOVE Kristin Farmer! She is seriously AWESOME. For my kiddo's appointment, she didn't even bat an eye at our saying we didn't want to vaccinate and she was excited to hear about our birth center birth and we talked a bit about water birth and homebirth (both of which she seemed really excited about.) She was excited to hear that kiddo is still breastfeeding and only gets water otherwise as well. No issues at all with ANYTHING.
Her nurse is really great too. She had daddy do the temp so that kiddo wouldn't cry since she knows him but not the nurse. She was really friendly and made sure we understood we could call her too if we needed anything. Everyone at the office though was really nice and welcoming. Kiddo had to have blood drawn and some other testing and everyone was really careful about that and understood how hard it would be on her AND me. Dr. Farmer kept apologizing for having to hurt her hehe. I had to stand outside the room for a bit for it and a different nursed asked me how I was doing.
For my appointment, I went about hypothyroidism and discussed issues I was having with my previous doctor. She happily listened to my concerns and agreed with me on every point (such as doing a full panel testing, which the last doctor stupidly refused) and she even took out my IUD when I mentioned that that was my bc currently but I wanted it out to be sure that wasn't causing trouble as well along with the thyroid. She was all 'heck yeah we can get that out right now!' She was also really excited to hear that we were planning on a second kiddo even though I said we weren't sure if that would actually be any time soon. She just seems like a really kind and happy and loving person. She is also fun and quick to laughter.
Yep, I'm SUPER happy to have gotten the recommendation to go. THANK YOU Marquess78!
Beauchamp, I bet she would be totally good with cosleeping if your rec doesn't work out. She was totally cool hearing about the more holistic and natural approaches I had been taking with kiddo for the issue we were there for. She seems VERY open to all of the non mainstream things. At least from my first two impressions