Friday, January 11, 2008

15w 3d appointment

I am back, the appointment went well, not like scheduled but well.
Heartbeat
They decided that if they could get a heartbeat on a Doppler, then they would not do the U/S and wait until my appointment with the MFM (which they are scheduling in 2-3 weeks) to do the anatomy scan. I was disappointed to say the least. (but now am rethinking and glad that they were confident enough for me not to need a scan -silver lining) (and I didn't get yelled at or a lecture for gaining 4 lbs thus far)

My next appointment at the OB's is Feb 7th. I asked if they would do an U/S then if I hadn't had one with the MFM, they assure me that the MFM will get in me and have the scan done before then. Let's hope. I really could use another face to face with my baby. (I am trying to remember that I am already blessed with the many u/s that I have already had, because there is this thing called a normal pregnancy that never gets this many u/s to begin with)

I was asked to do an early glu.cos.e test (because of my P.CO.S) and the A.FP. I have heard how awful the glucose testing can be. I have to admit, the hard part is the not being able to eat for 6-12 hours prior to the test. This blood draw was much easier than any of my other blood draws ever, is this because of the lo.ve.no.x? My blood just looked so much more abundant, red and liquidy today.

Thank you for all the votes on the sex, I guess we will have to hold off for a few weeks to see which is right.

My husband and I are very glad about our decision to not order a Doppler. I do have extra fluff, as the dr says. So maybe that affects my experience, but the baby does not like the Doppler at all. The nurse had such a hard time getting the baby to stay in one location long enough to even get somewhat of an accurate read off the Doppler. Every time she would think she found the baby's heart beat, the baby would move away. It literally took her 2 (very long) minutes to get it on the Doppler so that it was recognizable as a heartbeat. When she did get it, she was pressing down so hard that I thought I was going to pee all over the place. My husband said she had to pin the baby in the corner to get it to work .

All in All, not a bad appointment really, Informative, Now i just want to get into see the MFM Dr as soon as possible.

16 comments:

waitinginline said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA @ pin the baby in a corner! Hahahahaha!!!!

I'm sorry that you couldn't get a picture out of this appt. But you'll get an even better one when you go to the MFM doctor. And you'll be more likely to be able to find out the sex, too.

Wow...you'll be about 1/2 way there at your next OB appt...wwwooowwww!

Kathy V said...

I am glad to hear that things at your appointment went well. Sorry you didn't get to find out the gender though. I guess people will have a chance to keep voting then. I guess we will have to kept in suspense until the next time.

sara said...

glad everything went well...but I'm sorry that you didn't get to see the gender. The baby is already playing hard to get ...you know that him/her is going to be a real hearbreaker someday...that slick little devil!

T-girl said...

I know how exciting the u/s are but if everything is fine that is the best part and most important after all!!!...

Let's keep the votes for the gender coming in! ;)

gracechild said...

Looks like you have a college football star in there. Already has the dodging part of the game down. lol. I'm really glad to hear all the good progress you're making

Searching said...

Congrats on the awesome news! DEF a good sign that no scan was needed! Too funny about pinning that little squirmer down. :) I bet you're going to have your hands full with this one!!

Dreamer4agift said...

Well, I hate you didn't get to find out the gender to see that I'm right:) BUT, I am glad to hear the appt went well. We'll just have to keep biding our time til the MFM appt.

Baby Deux! said...

That is a bummer about not knowing the sex yet but like you said...silver lining!

The Glucose Test isn't as bad as you will think it will be. The orange stuff just tastes like super sweet orange soda (pop). I failed my first with "Buddy" and had to the the one where they draw your blood every hour and you can't eat all day. Hopefully they don't do that to you. (Keeping my fingers crossed!)

JJ said...

Sorry the wee-one didnt get to reveal him/herself. Im guessing a boy....;)
Glad all is still going SO well!

Katarina Jelly Beana said...

YYYYAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!

Good golly does a post like this boost my mood.

Marcy "meg" said...

That just gives everyone more time to vote! Glad the appt went well though.

Meghan said...

Sorry you didn't get to see the baby, but it is reassuring that you didn't need one.

Good luck with the glucose test

Chas said...

The glucose test isn't THAT bad. I had to have it done three times during one pregnancy, so I should know, lol. I'm a glucose test veteran I guess. It's not something you want to do for fun, but it's totally not that bad.

I agree, getting a doppler is not a good idea. The nurse once told me the baby's hearbeat was like 85 bpm, and it freaked me out...turned out she had my hearbeat instead of the baby's. I'd be so scared every time I used the doppler at home that I wasn't getting the right heartbeat.

Kami said...

My midwife told me at my last appointment that "babies do not like dopplers" so you and your baby are normal. Glad everything continues to go well.

waitinginline said...

Just have to make note that as of right now the "girl" votes are ahead! Go girls!

My_Herstory said...

To bad ya didn't get to learn the gender of the baby. But glad the apointment well well overall.