Thursday – June 10th, 2015
We went to San Francisco for Rachel’s 20 week visit with Kaiser perinatologist Doctor Danny Wu. Our last visit with him was back in week 10.
It started raining on June 9th around 930pm and continued in to the 10th. June storms are very unusual in our neck of the woods. The showers were a remnant of Tropical Storm Blanca which hit Baja California earlier this week. I am mentioning this because traffic going in to the city was terrible. What is normally a 25 minute drive – took us over an hour. Never the less we made it there safely! Rachel napped most of the way and it was a good opportunity for her to get some much needed rest.
Rachel hasn’t been feeling well the past 2 days, so she expressed her concerns to Doctor Wu. He reassured us that what she was feeling is normal for this stage of her pregnancy. He reviewed the results from the 18 week ultrasound and said that everything looks really good and that the babies appear to be healthy and active. Doctor Wu should be in the Guinness Book of World Records for world’s “Fastest Sonographer”. He identified all 3 fetuses, checked their heartbeats and identified their gender in under 60 seconds. This man has MAD SKILLS!!! If he wasn’t already a Doctor, he would have a very promising future in this field of work! 🙂 After looking at the babies, he checked Rachel’s cervix. He said that everything looks normal and that there’s nothing to worry about. He spent a lot of time talking with us, hearing our concerns and answering all of our questions. I really like Doctor Wu. I wasn’t sure what to think of him after our first visit, he was so laid back, easy going and matter of fact about everything. He remains optimistic that Rachel is doing so well – he extended her goal of 35 weeks to 36 for delivering the babies! :-O
Here are his recommendations:
- Meet with local Kaiser OB/GYN Dr. Spivak every 2 weeks
- Sign up for Kaiser Pre-Term Labor Program
- Sign papers for “Tubal Ligation” (authorization to have Rachel’s tubes tied)
- Make OB sonogram appointments for 26 & 30 weeks
- 30 week appointment with Doctor Wu, Kaiser San Francisco
- Reduce the amount of physical activity and exertion (basically listen to your body)
Rachel begins working from home next week. This will allow her to be comfortable and rest if/when she needs to. It would be nice if she could continue to work for a couple of more weeks, but I can’t imagine her being able to do it past the 24 week mark!
Our next appointment with Dr. Spivak should be the week of June 22nd…
Talk to you soon!
Throw Back Thursday – Rachel circa 2011! 🙂