Thought I'd give an update since it's been a few weeks. I'll start with the less than great news -- I've had 3 colds in two weeks! I'm chalking it up to the fact that I've also traveled a lot in November and exposed myself to all those airplane germs. The cold I have now is just post nasal drip but wow is it kicking my ass. The drip irritates my throat which makes me cough. But it's an unproductive cough that just tears up my throat. Yesterday I coughed so hard I got a nose bleed. Then later I coughed so hard I made myself throw up. Yeah. It hasn't been fun.
Now the good news:
I scheduled an appointment with the hospital that has a birthing center! No more newbie OB and her rude staff! In fact, we're not even planning on seeing an OB anymore. I've scheduled my appt with a midwife at the hospital. It'll be the best of both worlds -- my treatment and birth will occur at a hospital (in case anything goes wrong) but my care will be handled by a midwife, someone trained in and specializing in natural/vaginal delivery. During the delivery there will be an OB on call in case medical intervention is necessary. And the birth rooms are adorable -- there's even a tub built in the room (not those plastic portable tubs at the other hospital) which just signaled their commitment to allowing women to labor naturally and provide women options so they can strive to have the birth experience they want. DH and I are very excited about this change!