Wednesday, March 2, 2011

1st Appointment W/ A Midwife

As soon as we got home from work and picked up Baby C Tuesday, it was time to leave for our appointment.

The practice we are going to uses OB-GYNs and midwives. They want us to try an see as many of them as possible because we never know who will be at delivery. The office is also a 'practicing office.' So, there will be many times where students are in the appointments and even helping to run them. I am accustomed to that becaused our RE's office is the same way.

They were absolutedly wonderful! They took their time and went over our history with us well. It even seems like the midwife was supportive of us continuing the M.etformin as long as possible. Our NT bw came back great. Although, she didn't give me the risk number(s), but I don't really care as long as they were good. And, of course, Baby C's story came up. (The midwife even asked to hold Baby C before we left.)

At one point, they almost had me in tears. It was in a good way though. They told me that's it's time to start enjoying this pregnancy.

One of the students went to use the doppler. She and the midwife warned me that she had been having a hard time finding the " little babies' " heartbeats recently. So, they warned me not to get nervous. But, after just a few times of trying there it was! I think that the student was just as excited as we were. Even though we have heard the heartbeat several times, we have never gotten a measurement before. So, I asked. The Baby's FHR was around 150bpm.

We now go back in four weeks (3.30.11) and are scheduled to see the other midwife. From there, we will then have our next/last ultrasound at 20 weeks. If we choose, that is when we will find out gender. Of course, we could always book an elective gender scan for earlier and 3d/4d scan later.

For several weeks now, I have be going by my last scan that my RE completed so I would have been 12w3d today. But, based on my NT scan and LMP not being too far off, the midwife is offically dating me by my LMP! I just gained a week! I am offically 13w3d and out of the 1st trimester! Our EDD is 9.4.11!


kkasun said... [Reply to comment]

Awesome news!!!
It must feel good to get out of the first trimester!!!!!!
I hope you are feeling better too!

Heather Allen said... [Reply to comment]

I am just so excited! It is hard to believe that you are 13 weeks already! I am so glad you can start celebrating!

Jacksmom said... [Reply to comment]

That's awesome!!! Congrats! How are you feeling?

Faith said... [Reply to comment]

Woo hoo, goodbye first tri!

Rach said... [Reply to comment]

Yay to 2nd trimester!!


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