Diana - I'm so happy for you!! I kept thinking about you last night and I'm relieved everything went well and the babies are doing fine! As for the catheter, YUCK. Just plain YUCK. The medical establishment SUCKS and lawsuits are going to be the downfall of the United States, IMHO.
I'm finally relaxing in Salerno, Italy, by the sea, after a grueling month of final exams. I graduated, got my diploma, reunited with DH, made it to the 2nd trimester, had an exhausting three days sightseeing in Siena and now have decided to do NOTHING for three days. Yesterday I hung out on the hotel deck, read Oprah on my iPad, ate, and watched natural birth videos. It was perfect.
Since DH had not been around for the first trimester, it took him a while to wrap his head around the idea that his "partner in crime" was now pregnant and had different needs. He kept me out really late (1am) two days in a row, and even though I told him repeatedly that I was tired and wanted to go back to the hotel, he brushed it off. We were also eating nothing but pasta, bread, and sugar, which where high on my list of 1st trimester nausea inducers, so needless to say my body was not happy. On the second night while having dinner with friends, after almost falling asleep in my pasta and having a woman holding a cigarrette less than 10 inches from my face, I got up and told him I was so tired, I was going to throw up, and I was going back to the hotel. I dashed off and started crying in the middle of the street, having a full-blown hormonal attack.
So now DH is careful to feed me every 2 hours and lets me lounge around doing nothing. Sometimes hormones have their advantages...
13 weeks today and home in less than a week!!! I can't wait!!!
I have noticed that I seem to have more "issues" with older medical personnel than the younger generation. I have hope that things are changing, but it will be slowly. And, of course, there are always the folks who insist that there is an absolute right way to do things, and that's that. Maybe we will have some kind of tort reform soon, and then doctors can stop being so afraid of litigation that they order totally unnecessary procedures just to cover themselves. A model of patient care that involves the patient more would be great.
I feel bad for both you and your husband, Pilar! The poor guy hasn't seen you in ages, and you've morphed into a completely different being... I'm sorry it took a meltdown on your part to get him to see how serious you are, and how your needs have changed. Looking back at my first pregnancy, if I'd have taken it a bit easier and asked DH for more help, I probably would have been less stressed and tired. Good for you for knowing your limits.