Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Doctors, DMV, Dinner and Dirt

I had my first ob appointment yesterday. I'm 15 weeks along (almost 16) and everything seems fine. We got to hear the heartbeat and I'll have an ultrasound in a few weeks. I don't like my new doctor. He was a little creepy, to be honest. Kevin thought he was fine, though. Not only did we have to pay to park at the dr. office, but I had to pay cash for a co-pay. So, how does that work when you have a debit/credit card that is used for your flex plan acct? Still trying to figure that out. The first turn off was when he asked me if I wanted to terminate the pregnancy, knowing how far along I was. After that, I don't think there was anything he could do or say to make me like him. Then, he suggested tying my tubes right after delivery (still thinking about that). And, he tried to talk me into doing a VBAC. My dr. in Wichita would have never done that, he would insist on a c-section again. So, it wasn't the greatest experience. I'm hoping against all hope that we move soon and I can find a new dr. before this baby comes. I've had such excellent doctors with the other 3, I'd hate to have this one get the shaft.

I spent an hour and a half at the DMV this morning, and I had an appointment. No problems, just several different lines to stand in and papers to fill out. Kevin paid $28 for his license in Dec. I had to pay $31 today. I passed my written exam, missed 1 question. Here it is-

When is it legal to use a cell phone without a hands-free device while driving?
a-when making a call while stopped at a red light
b-when making a call for emergency assistance

I put C, but it was B. I thought you were supposed to pull to the side before you could call for help-whatever...I passed.

Being there was such a horrible experience. It was degrading. No one was cheerful, or happy, or nice. I spoke with 5 different DMV workers and not one of them was courteous. It's gray in there, it's dirty, and I hope I never have to go back. Ever.

We're having some new friends over for supper tomorrow. It's hard to plan a menu, especially for guests, when nothing sounds good. Last night, we didn't eat supper until 8 b/c I couldn't think of anything that sounded good. Finally, Kevin put a pizza in the oven and by the time it came out, I was hungry enough and it was great. I'm almost always hungry, I just don't want to eat anything. Weird-I've never felt that way before.
So, I'm fixing a chicken dish and sides. The girls wanted brownies and ice cream for dessert. Speaking of ice cream-Kevin and the girls have been wanting some and we hadn't had any since we moved, so I got some last week. Presley saw that stuff in the bowl and immediately said, "ice cream" I couldn't believe it, she hasn't had ice cream in months, yet she knew exactly what it was. And she wanted some. She actually started dancing after her first bite!

This apartment is so dirty. I never walk around without my slippers on b/c my feet will turn black. It's that gross. I'm tempted to put a sign on the door warning any visitors how dirty and gross this place is. No amount of comet can get that bathroom clean. And, b/c the bathroom is so gross, I'm not convinced taking a bath or shower actually cleans you while in this place. I have a constant feeling of "yuck" here. And, just when I'd thought we'd gone a whole week without seeing a spider, Kevin saw one in the front room, and it got away before he killed it.

Only 2 more weeks until we are back in Kansas, where it's cold..but clean.


Marla said...

Doesn't Kevin feel comfortable enough to deliver this baby since it's the 4th? J/k--I've heard of women really wanting a VBAC, but it just seems too risky for me. This dr. sounds wacky. Hope you can find a new one! Can't wait for you to come back to KS in 2 wks!

Karen said...

I had a VBAC with Emilia, and it went really well for me. Dr. Knudsen in Liberal is one of the few doctors in this area who will do VBACs, and he's pretty strict about who he'll let try. He said I was a good candidate because Ella was a c-section only because she was breech. The recovery from the VBAC was so much better than from the c-section. I also really trust Dr. Kundsen, and it doesn't sound like this guy is very trustworthy. Can you find another doctor, or are you stuck with him?