Tuesday, July 21, 2009

First OB Appointment - 11 weeks

Today was our first OB appointment! I was a little frustrated with how long it took, but in the end it went okay. I know this is why I always try to make appointments for first thing in the morning, but you take what you can get when you just want to see your baby! We got to the office at 9:45am when our appointment was scheduled, didn't get called back until 10:10am and then waited another 20 minutes for the nurse practitioner. Luckily, I didn't have to have an annual or blood drawn since my RE's office has done all of that in the past 6 months. She was about to let us leave when I asked about hearing the heartbeat since that is what I was told when I made the appointment. She explained that she didn't like doing it earlier than 12 weeks because a lot of times you can't hear it yet. But, she was willing to try...and that she did! I think I had almost a whole tube of gel on me! :-) Unfortunately, she wasn't able to pick it up, but that meant we got to have a quick ultrasound to confirm that things are okay! She had her 2nd son through IVF so I think she really understood that we just wanted to know everything was on track. I am so amazed at how much this little baby grows every two weeks! I couldn't see the ultrasound screen, but I could see Jason's eyes when she started so I knew everything was good to go. He/she is measuring right on track and the hearbeat today was 170!! The highest it has been!

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12 comments:

Kahla said...

How cool you got an ultrasound, an added bonus in my book! So glad all is going well and I'm going to throw a girl guess out. :o)

K.T. said...

It sounds like even though the appointment started out frustrating it ended well! Way to be persistant with the nurse! I agree with early morning appointments! It is best to get in before they get behind!

just me, dawn said...

So happy to hear that you got an ultrasound! and so happy that all is well!!

Jamie said...

I am so glad things are continuing to go well! I can't believe you're 11 weeks already! Time flies!! :) I am so happy for you guys!

Ashley said...

I'm so excited for you honey!!! sorry you had to wait...be glad you didn't have to wait over an hour like I did. Nothing like the RE...we were spoiled in that aspect;) I can't wait to see the picture. Doesn't the baby look like a baby now!! I didn't get a pic from my 11 week. CONGRATS again!

katery said...

that is awesome, i wish i could have had an ultrasound today, maybe i'll have one next week when i actually see the doctor.

Alex and Jill said...

So glad everything went well and that you were able to see your baby again!! 170, huh....that's what our baby GIRL's was for the longest. Maybe it's a girl. :)

((hugs))

twondra said...

So glad everything is going so well! That's so great! So happy for you guys!!!

Serendipity said...

I'm so glad it's all going well and you got to see baby again - always a bonus :)

Caroline said...

I'm so glad to hear that everything is going well. Great pictures! xx

optimisticallyhopeful said...

That is awesome that the appointment went so well! Glad to hear that everything is going so well. It's such a relief, isn't it? I'm so happy for you!

cady said...

your baby looks great! i think it's a girl. i think your baby's hb is higher than our baby girl's highest was.