Tuesday, November 6, 2007

OBs & Respite

The medical process is quite strange in Maine. I was hoping that finding an OB/GYN or midwife would be easier than the months it took to obtain a PCP when we first moved here. Unfortunately, it seems it's mostly the same process. At least they're not sending me an "application" like I had for getting a PCP. They just took a slew of information and will see if I'm accepted. Kind of crazy. I think it's that the system in Maine is inundated with people on public service.

I gave the information for an OB and the midwife that my dr recommended. Unfortunately, she won't be in until Thursday so I'll wait it out. In a pregnancy book I have, it recommends having consultations with multiple providers. I don't think that's going to be possible around here so hopefully she "accepts" me and I like her.

In other news, the boys are going to respite tomorrow night until Monday morning.
I must say Hallelujah!!!! LOL. We are in serious need of a break and I knew I couldn't handle time by myself with them. Mary will be away from Wed-Sat....it seems like she was just away.

I get so jealous when I talk to my mom and hear that lil' Seamus (my nephew) is sleeping over. He sleeps over at least once/week. I wish I had that! Plus, he is a 3 year old that lets his parents sleep in. If only!

Anywho, the boys are staying with the crazy that I've previously mentioned. Not our first choice but whatever, we'll take what we can get at this point. It seems weird though because she has a current placement (plus 2 children of her own). They live in a "double wide" so I'm not sure where she's going to fit the boys. She also said she can't take them until 7:30 p.m. and she needed us (us being me since Mary is leaving at noon) to bring them there. Taken, I'm glad they'll be gone, but I hate driving in the night & it's an hour north in the middle of no where. Hopefully I don't hit a moose.


Trace said...

So the boys are going to be in respite while Mary is away?

Good luck finding an OB or midwife!!

Candice said...

yes - thank goodness! they have been pretty crazy lately so i'm glad to be pawning them off on someone else. we'll also get a day & 1/2 to ourselves. :-)