We went to the OB today for the first time today. It was… different. Not in a bad way, but just different.
I knew that Dr. H would do an ultrasound to confirm pregnancy and I was not nervous about it at all. This is a total 180 from what I experienced when I was pregnant with Matthew. I was a wreck with him, anticipating each ultrasound to be the end before a real pregnancy began. I wouldn’t sleep the night before an ultrasound back in 2010 and 2011. But in 2012 – no problem! Sleep, sleep, sleep I did last night!
Everything went just fine, with the exception of Matthew not digging the chit-chat that we had with Dr. H prior to the exam (we will not be bringing Matthew to appointments that involve an ultrasound again – he does not have the patience!). We talked about lots of things, but most importantly… we talked about Dr. H being on vacation the week of my delivery. WHAT? He is going to Hawaii on the 23rd (Sunday) and the hospitals won’t (usually) let the docs schedule c-sections for a Saturday – and that Friday is technically too early for the c-section since I won’t be 39 weeks yet. In the old days, this would have set me into a complete panic but now? Meh. No biggie. I mean, we love Dr. H but if he can’t do it, he can’t do it.
This may all be easier for me to accept because he’s putting a special call into the hospital to see if they’ll let him make an exception for me and schedule it for the Saturday before he leaves town. I love this man! He has his nurse’s wedding that evening and that’s the only reason he’s not heading out-of-town that Saturday – and he’s willing to come in to deliver for me if the hospital will let him. Have I mentioned that we love this man?
If this happens, I will deliver at Mercy instead of Methodist which is fine by me because Mercy has the awesome water cups that we need more of in this house 😉
Besides that, the appointment went just fine and we have a heartbeat at 165 bpm and a fetus now measuring 10w6d instead of the official 10w1d/10w2d (somewhere along the lines, the RE moved our date up a day – making me wonder if they considered this cycle a day 6 transfer?). B missed the ultrasound because Matthew needed to stretch his legs, but there wasn’t too much to see (they use the low-end ultrasound machine for these confirmation scans) and we go back in 2 weeks for the NT scan anyway.
Seeing the baby made this more real, but being perfectly honest – we both forget that I’m pregnant. I do think my belly is starting to pop out just a tad but besides that – everything seems the same. I don’t look pregnant, I don’t feel pregnant, and I’m not obsessing about being pregnant. It’s sort-of… wonderful!