I am so happy!!
Happy that I made the switch...and it's a good one.
Daryl took me to my appointment yesterday with my new OB...and we both LOVE her. She is a very sweet lady who gave us more information the first twenty minutes of meeting her than my old doctor had given me in my entire four months of pregnancy, so far! She didn't rush us, even though I knew she was jamming...the waiting room was packed. All of her appointments seemed to be on time (except for ours, but part of that was my fault. We didn't show up early enough and we had a TON of paperwork to fill out. And then not all of my medical records had been faxed over from the old doctor so they were trying to get those all together).
She looked Daryl in the eye and included him in all the conversations which I GREATLY appreciated, since my old doctor barely acknowledged his existence (and the first appointment we had, he had even had the gall to ask Daryl, "What are you doing here?"). And that used to piss me off becuz this is HIS baby as well as mine, and he is concerned about ME, his wife's, health. She asked Daryl his medical history, something the old doctor NEVER did. She had me pee in a cup (to check for proteins in my urine, etc) which again is something my old doctor NEVER did.
And this may sound totally silly to some, but, when she was locating the baby's heartbeat and got it, the doctor said something like "Oh there you are, little pumpkin" and my heart just melted. I felt like my old doctor never acknowledged our baby as anything other than an "it" or a "thing" and that frustrated me to no end. And here was this new doctor, this woman who we had never met before yesterday, who seemed so warm and maternal and I think this is EXACTLY what I've been needing!
"Your pregnancy should be a fun experience." She told me, after Daryl explained how I would cry about the appointments with the old doctor. I nodded and thanked her for saying that. We left on such an upbeat attitude and I felt practically giddy.
Oh, and the best part? In TWO WEEKS we can find out the sex of the baby!! I can hardly wait, I'm so excited!
So, in closing, thank you ALL for helping/suggesting/pushing me to find a new doctor. I hate change, am afraid of it, despite always knowing that it is usually for the better. I just wish I had done this sooner!!