P-word appointment mentioned
I just got back from my monthly appointment and all is well. Everything sounds great and this nurse had no problem finding the baby's heartbeat on the doppler and let us listen to it for a about 3 minutes. The nurse did have to chase around Mini for a second or two- Mini is not a fan of these Dopplers I think. The heart rate was up in the 160's still and sounded very strong and wonderful. It honestly is my favorite sound in the whole world now. The nurse and Dr said they had their bets on a girl if the "old wives tails are true"
Someone asked recently what happens at these monthly appointments and I thought that was a very good question - so I am going to share/list what happens at mine. ( i assume they are all about the same): Typically
the appointments go like this:
you sign in - go pee in a cup (they are checking for proteins and sugars or other abnormalities, you weigh yourself, wait to be called, then you go back to a room - the nurse brings in the scary doppler that I HATE (but after todays appointment I think it was the operator that made me hate it), then take your blood pressure ask if you had any symptoms bleeding, faiting, dizzyness, shortness of breathe, vomiting, headaches, etc.... and so on, they lay you down on the table and feel around and measure your fundal height (anyone know why they measure this??), Then my Dr comes in for a minute to answer questions, look over results from that day. Then they tell you what you should expect at next visit because you will be x amount of weeks and they need to have this lab or that test done if you want yadda yadda - send you out to make next months appointment and you are on your way! uneventful really!
My dr was concerned on why I hadn't seen the MFM (peri) yet. She steppd out to ask the OB nurse if she could get me an appointment or contact the office in hopes they schedule an appointment for me soon. Before I left I was told that I should have a call and appointment by sometime next week. I am to call her back if by sometime next week I have not heard from the peri's office. Hopefully they call and make it on a day that E is off work so he doesn't have to make other arrangements. My dr patted me on the back and told me 1/2 way there! That was good to hear. I am so glad to hear about all of the good appointments in the blogosphere this week as well. Let's keep it up!