Day in, day out...

I'm counting down the days until I feel normal again...not sure what that feels like anymore. At the same time, I'm just glad to be feeling something, so I have lots of mixed emotions about it.

My routine is: wake up, eat graham crackers in bed, lie there for awhile until they digest, slowly get out of bed and go make something for breakfast (usually just ginger tea, yogurt and/or fruit), by this time, my stomach is already talking to me and most times it isn't very happy, sit on the couch until it settles down a little, take a shower (if my stomach has settled down), check e-mail, journal, start thinking about what I should make for lunch, watch the Olympics, make lunch, Teirney comes home for lunch, lie down on the couch, watch more TV, feel sick, try to snack on something, watch more TV, blog, and wait for Teirney to get home. Pretty sad, huh? On good days, I can usually fight the nauseousness, but today it got the better of me. Not feeling well right now at all, but trying to hang in there.

They say morning sickness usually subsides in the second trimester, I pray I am one of those people. But as long as we have a healthy baby, I don't really care that much. Although, it has been starting to bother me that I haven't been able to get any exercise since I've been so sick. I just hope I'll be able to kick into gear once I'm feeling better.

The other day, I received a call from a nurse at the midwifery center I went to when I had my first appointment. It was in regards to an endocrinologist. The midwife had originally told me that she would refer me to an endocrinologist and someone would call me from his/her office. Well, the nurse who called me from the midwifery center said that they no longer refer patients to doctors because sometimes the patient's insurance doesn't cover the doctor they are referred to, so now they just tell you to check with your insurance company. I looked online today on United Health Care's website and it gave a list of doctors, but I have no clue how to pick. So I posted a question on the message board on to see if anyone could point me in the right direction. We'll see if I get any responses. Otherwise, I might just wait until my next appointment with the new midwife and talk with her about how I should go about finding an endocrinologist. I will keep you posted.


Alicia Smith Osland said...

Medical stuff can be so confusing. Do you have an HMO? Did you get a list from your insurance company? The docs are usually in sections, but it can still be quite overwhelming. I hope milw.moms helps!

Nausea is the pits. I hope you feel better soon!

Teirney and Leah said...

No HMO, but the list of "in-network" docs are on the insurance company's website. I just don't know who to go to. But I guess I could just pick and take my chances.

Alicia Smith Osland said...

so overwhelming.

I just have to say that the baby count down on your home page is sooooo cute!!!!