Tuesday, October 13, 2009

First OB appt.

All went well at our first OB appointment yesterday! They were SUPER nice and it was such a relief considering that my RE wasn't the nicest in the world. It was funny b/c the NP I saw said oh you saw Dr....(my RE's name) and then said that she hasn't heard the best about him :D I told her that I could tell her some stories and that he has the worst bedside manner. She was amazing! She has even been through infertility and totally understood where we had come from. That was a complete blessing from God b/c I was concerned that they wouldn't understand all that we went through to get here. She even let me have an ultrasound. I will post the pic later b/c I am too lazy right now :( Babe was moving a lot on the u/s and it was hard for the u/s tech to even get a pic b/c he or she was moving sooo much. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. This little miracle moving around like he/she was dancing and saying hey mom and dad!! I am so thankful that I got to see babe again! We have set up another appt. for November 16 with the midwife that most patients go to. One of my neighbors sees her a lot and is about 2o something weeks along. I have heard she is sweet too! Oh yeah and the hb was 185, which kinda worried me and especially when the u/s tech said that it was a bit high. However, I don't think they do early ultrasounds that often if she thinks that is high b/c at my RE's office the hb was 180 and they said that was normal for this stage in the pregnancy. And that it will lower later on in the pregnancy. Todd was worried so I asked the wise and powerful dr. google when we got home...hehe I think that babe's hb was so high b/c he or she was moving around alot! I think the baby was just as excited about having the u/s as I was!!!!

I have noticed lately that everyone has advice for you when you are pg. And mostly it is just them recapping what their pregnancy was like and then you end up comparing yours to theirs and that is when you can start to worry or not really care about the differences. If there is one thing I have learned from IF it is that EVERYONE is different!! I don't have the usual nausea that most women have. To me food just tastes very different lately. I guess I am feeling very vulnerable right now. I realized after my sis had Carley that being a mom is tough. And tough in so many ways. One way is that ppl start to judge you so much more and they tend to share their opinions more freely! Which I know is hard b/c of all of the hormones and the delicate/vulnerable state you are in! I am not sure why women don't remember how they felt when they were going through the same thing...maybe they forget! I am going to try to remember :D Okay I am getting off of my soapbox..hehe

5 comments:

The Patterson's said...

So glad you had a great appointment and got to see the baby again! The heartbeat does seem high, but not abnormal...maybe that's the sign for a girl!? :-) All those old wives tales...

It is so hard not to compare ourselves to everyone else, but you are right, everyone is different and every pregnancy is different.

Melissa said...

My daughters heart rate was in the 170s and was normal at that stage in pregnancy. If the baby is super active like yours it makes perfect sense that the heart rate is even higher. Sounds like everything is perfect.

Nichole said...

So glad everything went well and that you were able to have another u/s!

momof5girls said...

Ha!Ha! Funny, but truer words have never been spoken. I remember being terrified I'd have to have a c-section like my mom did. Remember, times have changed for the better with surgery in the last 25 years. I got all kinds of horror stories from, I know, well-meaning people. Just remember that you and your circumstances are unique and probably the "advice" is given out of concern, but learn to nod and smile a lot. ;) Otherwise you'll let your hormones get away with you and have to apologize later. That comes from personal experience. Eating crow is not fun. I'm so happy you had a great first appointment and that the Lord put you with the right people. Isn't it wonderful to see that little person doing it's thing in there? I'm so happy for you! God bless!

Michelle said...

I am happy to hear your appointment went well and your ob was GREAT! I hope your pregnancy goes smoothly and goes by quickly. It always amazed me what,even complete strangers, would say to my sis when she was pregnant. Something about pregnancy makes people think they have license to touch and say whatever and whenever they want. I don't know why.