Today brought a huge sigh of relief to my stresses about doctors. I am very picky about physicians. We live in a large city with excellent hospitals and medical availability, so I want to take advantage of that!
Those of you who know my birth stories know that I have had a rough go of it. 3 labors to 10 centimeters, ending in 3 c-sections, with 3 different doctors. I loved my first OBGYN and tried to switch back to him in the middle of my last pregnancy, but wasn't able to because of insurance issues. The last two obstetricians were not what I needed. They were too laid-back for my liking and did not do things the way I wanted them done. I didn't trust them like I did with Dr. M, who has sadly had a stroke and retired.
So I've been determined to find a good OBGYN in the area, in hopes that if we're blessed again with new life, that I will have someone ready to care for baby and me in a conservative and professional manner. It's hard to find what I'm looking for, because most of my friends have more natural, regular births. I need a good surgeon who is capable of handling a more high-risk case and who shows concern about my history of a couple early miscarriages. I also hope to use the hospital that is less than 5 minutes from my house.
So in comes Dr. R! A friend recommended him and I had a wonderful visit with him today and feel confident that he will care for me and any future children with the highest of standards. Cue
After this nice doctor appointment (during which my kind friend Bev watched my little darlings, thanks!) I was blessed with the company of one of my oldest friends. Melissa's parents went to high school with my dad, and we ended up living a few streets apart during our childhood. She is such a talented lady, with a voice like the angels, hair like the blazing sun, and a heart bigger than Texas! We generally only see each other a couple times a year, in a last-minute outing. But I am always so blessed by her company!
We have such fun memories of school days, dance class, slumber parties, and more. Melissa is a worship pastor at her church and does such beautiful things for the body of Christ! My girls adored her little Micah and were quite the mannered little ladies for the first hour, impressing Melissa with their calm and quiet demeanor and playing so sweetly with her little man.
After about an hour though, their true colors began to show as they argued and fought about the proper songs for the dances they were performing for us. Only with Ellie will an iPod volume issue bring about a fit including hitting and screaming! She is so passionate about her dancing! Steven Joseph started sobbing when I held the baby, and I think we somehow managed to keep his raisins out of Micah's mouth.
But all in all, a fun successful day.