Thursday, February 7, 2008

Bets are on

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!

24 comments:

waitinginline said...

That is so wonderful that the appointment went so well!!! And also wonderful that they let you listen to Mini's hearbeat for a few minutes. Sigh <3

I can't wait for you two to find out that Mini's a girl!!!! (positive thinking)

Chas said...

Fundal height should match the baby's gestational age. It's kind of a way to make sure that baby is growing on track w/out doing an u/s every time.

I already voted for a girl on your poll ;).

Baby Deux! said...

I voted for a girl and I was the closest on Tracy's beta so I am going to say based on my guessing skills lately that it is a girl. HA! Did ya get all that????

The fundal height is to make sure you are in sync with your gestational age...and your appointments sound EXACTLY like mind except for the part where I am begging the nurse to give me 2 pounds fo rmy clothing. :o)

SaraS-P said...

Happy to hear about a good appt!

Can't wait to find out if Mini will be male or female!

Kathy said...

That's awesome Farah! Glad things are continuing to go so well for you and Mini! Congrats on being 1/2 way there! YAY!!! :)

FattyPants said...

Okay I hate to be the bummer here but my little all male passenger has had ALL of his heartrates except one in the 160's or 170's. I'm still betting girl though!

Fertilize Me said...

Not a bummer For us Fatty - We don't really care either way - just love the suspense and guessing

Chris said...

Wonderful news! So glad that all is well and uneventful. Keep it up!

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

I think it will be a girl. YAY for uneventful monthly appointments and WOW half way there already. Time flies! :)

Hilary (The Trying Game) said...

Awesome, another great appointment! Yay!!

Okay since pretty much everyone is guessing girl, I am going to mix things up by guessing BOY!

I know what you mean - I don't care either way either, as long as the kiddo is healthy and happy. I just want to know so I can go SHOPPING!!!

Searching said...

Woohoo!! AWESOME news and a perfectly boring appt! Sounds great! :)

Courtney said...

I'm so glad to hear that things have continued to move along so well! Halfway there??? Where has the time gone?!? You give me great hope. :)

*And for the record, I voted for a boy!

My_Herstory said...

Congrats on the good apointment! Happy half way there!

~Carrie said...

Great to know that everything is going perfectly. I actually voted boy, because for some reason, I always pictured mini as a boy - I don't know why!
I am so happy things are going smoothly!

LIW (Lady In Waiting) said...

Uneventful appointments sound lovely.

I am SO happy that your baby is growing and doing well. Hearing the heartbeat must be awesome.

XOXO

tracey said...

glad to hear the appt's are routine - boring is a good thing sometimes : )

Elaine said...

Congrats on making it half way! How very excited you must be feeling now. I am going to go out on a limb and say, I think it's a boy! Fellow bloggers-be easy on me.

Marcy "meg" said...

I still think it is a girl! I am glad all is going well and I hope you hear from the MFM soon!

Geohde said...

Fundal height tracks the baby's growth. It's about 20cm at 20 weeks plus or minus a few centimetres, and should grow by about a centimetre a week.

It's basically a low tech way of making sure bub isgrowing.

J

sara said...

Half way! You are doing great girl!

Kate said...

Congrats on being halfway there!!

Cibele said...

I also think that its a girl. As I told you before I had a dream with you holding your pretty girl!
Soon we will know!

Cibele said...

I also think that its a girl. As I told you before I had a dream with you holding your pretty girl!
Soon we will know!

FloridaWife said...

That's so cute that you call him/her Mini.