I love the new pics. One of August's pics looks so much like Adam - he's smiling, with his bottom lip sort of tucked in a teeny bit - I'm a sucker for that!
So, I made my first OB appt yesterday...or tried to, anyway! I called, and asked to see one particular provider in the practice. That takes an act of God, apparently, and they're still "working on it" and will call me back Monday. I think they're making it difficult so that I'll just give in, but I'd like to see her for my first appt., so I'm not giving in. I don't want to be adversarial, and I'm really a pretty easy-going person, for the most part, but what's the big freaking deal, I wonder?? Only for the first appt. - the rest, I'll see anyone in the practice, but I want this physician to set up my Lovenox dose for this pregnancy. I have a relatively common coagulation disorder, and have to take it during pregnancy...
So, I called yesterday & the office nurse immediately jumped on me for asking to see Dr. R., and then started wondering out loud if I could BF while on Lovenox...and then also "advised" me that "We don't encourage bf during pregnancy..." and gave me the spiel about PTL, etc. By the time I got off the phone with her, I was pretty upset -- I researched Lovenox up one side and down the other during preg # 1, and I've never heard of any such thing... And as for the nursing during pregnancy -- well, I'm doing it anyway, as I'm very comfortable with the current research available regarding the relationship between bf/PTL.
So I immediately posted on the BF forum here for help
with this one, and called up the hospital LC, with whom I got along very well. She remembered me, which was sweet (she jokingly recalls me as "living in a tree, right?" since I was not only bfing but cd'ing
). We settled that Lovenox was fine to use while bf'ing, and that this particular office was going to give me a lot of flak about nursing during pregnancy & just to be prepared for that, but she gave me a good "buck up" speech and I was good to go.
I just hate starting off this pregnancy by fighting with my ob office.... In truth, if I didn't know I needed the Lovenox, I'd seriously contemplate homebirth, but the bleeding risks are there, so I'm resigned to seeing this group & delivering in a hospital. I did do things on my terms last time -- went to the hospital when I was 8 cm, labored the rest of the way the way I wanted, and had an awesome unmedicated/uncut birth -- and I plan to with this one, as well... but why does it have to be difficult? ((sigh))
On a way more fun note, Adam army-crawled 2 feet today!
It was hilarious, and I was cheering him on more than any Olympic athlete was ever so encouraged. This is fun!!