Hi Teresa! So nice of you to think of me. I'm doing okay, but still having some issues, the biggest of which is nightly belly pain (while I'm trying to sleep). I went and saw an OB in my office and had an u/s where all looked good (cervix is 6cm and closed) and working theory is that the pain is from all the adhesions (like inner scar tissue) from my previous surgeries that are getting pushed around and broken and expanding from the growing uterus. But it's hard to prove that theory (and it's hard to sleep) so it's still making me nervous. Meanwhile, I'm still pretty tired and still vomiting about every other day, which is unpleasant, but tolerable. I guess I kind-of thought I'd be experiencing a "second trimester glow" by 16wks, you know? I have a prenatal visit tomorrow and we'll check for iron deficiency anemia which I'm prone to, so that may be contributing... Ugh.
Meanwhile, I am meeting with 2 new OB practices this week. One is an all-midwife practice that I really wanted to join in the first place, but got rejected b/c of a really nutty affiliated OB (it's a long story). I'm not terribly hopeful about that one, and they're making me "prove my case" for why I'm an okay patient for them on Thurs... Not really a welcoming start. I also have a visit with a solo-OB on Friday that is very hard to get into but happened to have an opening for deliveries in January. That could be more promising, but we'll see. I'm also told that the 50/50 coverage with my current practice is already going horribly (I could have predicted this from my small interaction the other week!) but it's possible I might not have to switch at all. I guess it's all up in the air right now which is a little hard, but I'm dealing.
How are you? Your postings have a little more happiness/relief behind them lately it seems maybe? You're solidly into your 2nd trimester now which is AMAZING! I'm so happy for you! Thanks again for checking in and hope you're doing great (and perhaps have that "glow" I've been unable to achieve?