I always seem to be apologising for never getting these posts up quickly enough these days, life honestly is hectic and I am getting tired far quicker now....anyone would think I was pregnant or something! I know you guys are waiting though and If feel bad... so I am really sorry it took me so long to post this. So here goes. I will post from my Dr appointment last Wednesday 11th July as well as my Ultrasound appointment from today 16th July .... well what I know anyway. I have my Dr appointment on Wednesday and since there is NO OFFSPRING this week... or for many weeks now I will actually post the details on that same day!
So, last week I Wednesday I seen my Dr and she was VERY impressed with our efforts of 'operation make baby fatter' WELL DONE US! She was so impressed that I was only in her office for 15minutes! She said what ever it was that my husband was feeding me was working and that all the support and rest that I am getting is doing wonders! Given that it was the quite week between having the ultrasound done fortnightly it was quite with less results to go over, but the fact that the ones we did have to discuss didn't take long was positive! Another reason she was so impressed is my funus height (uterus length) was found to have grown to around 29cm which was a bit of an increase and pretty exciting!! This is so because it had been measuring around 26 to 27cm for quite some time now, but recently I felt like I was more pregnant and having that fuller feeling you get towards the end of pregnancy. You know where it is hard to breath and bending is a bit more of a challenge...yeah I've finally felt that!!!! Even though it is a bit harder to do things I do love that feeling because it makes me feel really pregnant...which I never got with Airlie being born premmie and I find it a nice reminder to embrace and be thankful, really thankful that I am so pregnant again when sadly so many others don't get the chance.
It was such a relief to feel this way and hear the Dr be so positive, considering each one of my appointments I have been to lately has always had a lining of negative news to go along with the positive news that we may have received. To be completely honest, I think I was starting to try and keep my head a little bit too level about all of this, you know just in case it all went pear shaped and bub was going to be delivered early.... It is a great asset I have (depending on who you ask!) when things go to....well yeah that! It is one of my many coping human mechanics I guess? The appointment was ended by my Dr saying she expected we would get a pleasant surprise at our next ultrasound and I was positive but also still reserved too.
I really did mean to post all of this last week, and then thing happened after another and between visitors, school holidays and going away on the weekend that news didn't make it to my blog....I'm sorry!
I have updated this while waiting for a Dr to visit us at home to look at Mason's foot. I really think I probably should just get my own personal Dr to move in!
Mason hurt his foot this afternoon while being an typical 11 year old boy! He decided he would take his dog for a walk, but also took his scooter too and tied his dog to it....
Poor Ben the dog didn't go much on this idea and when he saw a tree to sniff and possibly pee on he went one way and Mason went the other. After this happening quite late in the afternoon he had a shower and put on an ice pack but it was quite swollen and by then it became apparent he was in far more pain then we first realised. Hubby took him to local doc surgery only to be met with another 24 patients waiting to be seen in front of him! One lady kindly said she would give up her spot for him but the receptionist said she couldn't allow her to do that, because if something happened to that lovely lady the Drs would be held responsible. I can completely understand that but I am grateful that at least 1 out of 24 people still offered to do give their spot up to a child in pain. Considering my husband had to carry him in to the surgery he was in a lot of pain. After the receptionist told him most of those 24 people were not likely to be seen since the surgery was a walk in only service and there were only 2 dr available, she suggested he go across the road. Hubby checked there too but their car park was full too! After also checking our local hospital to find it full to the brim with people they headed home to me and the 2 little ones. I called back the surgery but they don't offer appointments during business hours either and her only other suggestion was to call another medical service in the area that was open until midnight...I took the number but then a friend on facebook suggested the home visit doctor so I called them. I logged that number at 9:30pm and at 12midnight I got a call to say there are 3 drs in our area now and that someone would be to see us soon. It is now 12:40 and at the time of publish I am still waiting.....
I find it amazing that on a Monday night you can't see a Dr! But after a reader commented on my FB page she explained that Mondays are often as busy as weekends for Drs who provide this services as people don't see a Dr during the weekend and then work on the Monday only to then try and see someone after work... I knew there would be some reason as to why but didn't expect that. I was just shocked that I live less then 30km from a major capital city in Australia and this is happening. I am very thankful for the services that are provided to us by our government though so please don't get me wrong. I have always believed that we have to be thankful for what we have but that things can always be improved on.