Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A long awaited thank you


We visited my NaPro doctor on Friday (left) and our Creighton instructor (right).  The visit seemed surreal.  I went to many previous appointments feeling frustrated with the IF journey but knowing my health was in good hands.  This time, we sat in the doctor's office with our baby girl.  With a girl who played with his stethoscope.  With a much different perspective than before.  With a familiarity with HCG shots, which have been added to my medications again (separate post forthcoming).

Our doctor and Creighton instructor walked with us the entire 3.5 years of IF.  They played a vital role in our baby coming into this world, for which we are forever grateful.  I feel more in tune with my health thanks to them.  As we left his office, my doctor said, "You are no longer patients, but fellow soldiers in this fight."

So true.  And now this photo, which I never fathomed would happen, will now appear in KB's baby book.

9 comments:

Becky said...

What an awesome picture to have!

Emily G. said...

Wow. I stopped by from Sew's because I'm a little bored, and there is MY DOCTOR (and my Creighton instructor!). Wild. What a small, small world it is.

And what a special picture to have. I tried, at my son's newborn checkup, to tell Dr M how blessed my son and I are to have him. Without his care I probably would not be holding my son at this moment. I couldn't find the right words. I have to write a note.

JellyBelly said...

What a great keepsake!

Matt Swaim said...

Sylvia and Dr. Mattingly are the reason we have a two month old. What a gift to the area!

Jenny said...

Very cool!

Maureen said...

This picture is beautiful! I too, will treasure it always.

Percolating Petals said...

Thanks, everyone! Emily and Matt, what a small world. :)

WheelbarrowRider said...

So surreal. I can only imagine how you felt going in with the baby! I can't wait to bring my kids to Omaha!

Suzie-Q T-Pie said...

Those are my dr and instructor too!!! lol