So after my horrific experience with Dr. Ice and her ultimate firing I was rescheduled for another visit from Dr. Gentle. I have to tell you. . .what a difference a little bedside manner makes! And somehow I don't think I'm the only person that has had issue with Dr. Ice because when the nurse took me back I explained the whole sordid tale to her and that Dr. Ice had told me to not bother coming in. The look the nurse gave me said it all. She wasn't the least bit surprised.
I met with him on Monday and he was nothing but nice. He is one of those nice older men that pats my arms and gives you that sympathetic smile. He did a thorough check of everything that could possibly be causing the bleeding and wasn't able to come up with anything or any reason. Everything is progressing just as it should and both the baby and the uterus are growing (which my very tight pants could have told you that!). We checked out the baby again and he was just floating around taking it easy. Very strong heartbeat. So all in all everything looks fine. Dr. Gentle says that no bleeding is normal but sometimes it does happen and they can't explain why. And then he told me twice that if I wanted or needed to come in once a week to just feel better he would be happy to see me. WOW. A doctor that is sensitive to your needs. What a concept.
All in all I'm feeling much better. I feel as if my doctor is on my side and will be willing to help me out if I need it. I'm still going to see my midwife but I will feel much better knowing that if I need or want to see a doctor I have someone that will be willing to take the time. Physically things are getting better too. The bleeding seems to have stopped and so has the cramping. I think this weekend I might go out and buy one of those heartbeat monitors for home just so I can listen to my munchkin and make myself feel better when I need to. Thank you all for your love and support and prayers. You will never know how much it has meant to me. Truly.