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!
December 3, 2012 at 11:23 pm
You sound like you are glowing 🙂
December 3, 2012 at 11:44 pm
That sounds wonderful. I’m so happy that everything is going so well!
December 4, 2012 at 12:16 am
December 4, 2012 at 7:10 am
Awesome!!!! So glad it went well!!!!
What a great dr you have!!!!!!!
December 4, 2012 at 7:44 am
YAY for a low key, relaxed pregnancy!!
December 4, 2012 at 9:10 am
yay for a relaxed pregnancy! congrats!
December 4, 2012 at 9:39 am
yeah, I kinda forgot you were pg too LOL….so glad it’s a good experience….hope it continues….and I really hope your Dr can convince the hospital to let him schedule it for that Saturday!!! Fingers crossed 🙂
December 5, 2012 at 3:31 pm
Thanks for crossing your fingers for me!
December 4, 2012 at 9:55 am
I was gonna email you asking if you had an appt this week; seems like we are on the same schedule. Your doctor sounds wonderful and I hope things work out so that he’s able to deliver you, but if not, you’ll get someone just as great to deliver. You definitely need more water cups, I’m looking forward to that too. Our cracked cup has turned into a bath toy for Chloe. I am starting to forget I’m pregnant too, until I walk by a mirror and think “whoa! what did I eat for lunch today that has my stomach so big!” haha!
December 5, 2012 at 3:31 pm
Yeah – I think my stomach is starting to pop out a bit too. I always look bloated. HA!
December 4, 2012 at 10:02 am
I am so glad things are continuing to go well AND you are able to relax a little this time around!
December 5, 2012 at 3:30 pm
December 4, 2012 at 2:08 pm
This is all VERY wonderful! 🙂
December 4, 2012 at 3:44 pm
Yay! I’m so glad that you’re doing well and that you feel so peaceful and calm this time! Same thing happened with my doctor this last go round… I had a repeat c-section and it was scheduled FOR MONTHS ahead of time…. and 2 weeks before delivery, my doctor decided he had to go out of town… and the hospital wouldn’t let him do it before he left… and I didn’t want anyone else to do it… so I had to wait a full week for him to get back. I was a little annoyed at first, but I got over it quickly and it was worth it!
December 5, 2012 at 3:29 pm
Wow – that would be upsetting! I can’t believe you waited a week!
December 4, 2012 at 4:02 pm
Glad baby is growing and healthy! Hopefully the hospital will make an exception!
December 5, 2012 at 3:29 pm
Thanks! If they don’t, it will be OK!
December 5, 2012 at 5:44 am
It’s TOTALLY wonderful! This is how it *should* be!! I’m so happy for you!
December 5, 2012 at 3:26 pm
I know. I felt cheated the first time – I wanted to enjoy it so much but I just couldn’t.
December 5, 2012 at 9:17 am
Wow, you’re doctor sounds great!! And you sound sooo relaxed!! 🙂 That is awesome. I am glad this pregnancy is going so smoothly for you and you are able to stay relaxed throughout.
December 5, 2012 at 3:20 pm
Thanks! Me too – it’s quite a change!
December 5, 2012 at 12:40 pm
Hooray for a good start to your pregnancy and for you being so relaxed about it. That’s great!
December 5, 2012 at 3:16 pm
Thanks! It’s come quite naturally – I wish it was something I’m working on but it just is a non-concern. I feel very secure in this.