First OB Appointment

Hope everyone’s new year is off to a good start! Ours is going well so far, we have all of our Christmas decorations down, but they are still piled in our upstairs hallway waiting to make it into the attic. Work has been busy, but not as crazy as it was in December and our home town Seahawks are playing in their first playoff game against the New Orleans Saints today!

This past Thursday, January 9, 2014 was our first OB appointment. I was at the office for 3 hours, but I didn’t mind because I still can’t believe that I was even there. The sweet sweet nurse (who happens to be a friend and co-worker of my girlfriend who just had twins in December) met with me first and went thoroughly through my paperwork, then I met with my new OB (I use to see another Dr. in the group practice, but he has since retired) and again she was very sweet and thorough. My Dr. wanted to do another ultrasound (I had to ask if it was safe since it was my third one in about 2 1/2 weeks) and I got to see the babies again! Unfortunately, Hubby had to work and was unable to make it to this appointment. Baby B was dancing around like crazy, they both have little hands and feet now and I swear that Baby B was fist pumping. Lastly I had my blood drawn, I had to get poked twice, the first phlebotomist couldn’t get my blood flowing and sent me out into the waiting area with a glass of water, second time was a charm. Thank goodness!

Yesterday, I felt like I got a lot accomplished, I made our 12 week ultrasound, it will be done at a separate clinic and will be our first genetic screen. I called the MaterniT21 phone line and we do have coverage for the genetic blood test screen (since I will be advanced maternal age by time of delivery, ugh!), but Hubby and I will probably wait and see how the ultrasound goes before we decide to do the blood test. And finally I signed us up for a multiples class that will be five consecutive Wednesdays starting in mid-March. We’ve got to do all that we can to plan for the whirlwind that will happen when the little ones arrive.

We are heading to Florida in a couple of weeks for Hubby’s best friends wedding, I’m a little nervous to fly (I hate to fly as it is), but the doctor said as long as I get up and walk around every hour that it is fine and to stay well hydrated. We will be through our first trimester by the beginning of February, the worrying won’t be gone, but maybe I can breathe a little sigh of relief.

More pictures of the little ones:

Baby A-Head up

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Baby B-Head down

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19 thoughts on “First OB Appointment

  1. I forget — do you have to take blood thinner now that you’re pregnant? I only ask because I was on Lovenox for my entire pregnancy and our Maternit21 results were inconclusive TWICE. If not, I’m sure you’ll be fine, but just something to consider since the wait for results can be nerve-wracking enough.

    • No, I was on aspirin 81 mg, but discontinued after our positive beta test. Thanks for sharing your experience, crazy that the lovenox affected the results. I’m only on estrogen and POI at this point.

  2. This really brought tears to my eyes, after all you’ve been through…..Words really can’t express how happy I am for you and in seeing this! You’re in my prayers!!! FANTASTIC NEW YEAR! :) :)

    • Aaw, thank you Bree. It’s been a long road and it’s amazing to be at this point. Thank you for the prayers, we are continuing to say lots of them. Happy New Year to you and yours also! xoxox

  3. How fun that you got to see the babies again! They’re adorable–I think you can see their little noses! We’re three-ish weeks behind. Keep the good news coming–it gives me so much hope! xoxo

  4. you’ll be a pro at these OB visits in no time!! the only worry I have for you with flying is your bladder!! :)
    I’m not a worrier, so if you want to pass some on to me to carry for you I will!

  5. Hello! I found your blog through a friend of mine that follow you and I just wanted to say hi and how great it is to read through your experience. My story is similar to yours…I’m also Chinese and I live here in Seattle. My husband and I have also been trying for the last three years to have a baby with no success. We’ve been through 6 failed IUI attempts (4 on Clomid, 2 on Femara) and we just went through our first IVF cycle with disappointing results…only one embryo made it to blast and frozen. I’m starting my second cycle of IVF because we want more embryos and have genetic testing done to avoid multiple transfers and miscarriage and this whole process has been one that’s both exciting and also stressful. I have wonderful friends around me but really people don’t understand the technicalities of IVF as well as the emotional roller coasters of this process until they truly experience it. I’m glad I found your blog and will follow you through your pregnancy journey. Congrats on having a successful cycle as I know it was one of your last cycles using your own body. How exciting!!!

    • Hi there! Sorry for my delayed response. I’m so glad that you are following the blog and I hope it will give you hope. I’m more than happy to share any information that you might want for any upcoming IVF cycles you might be undergoing. I’m sorry that your first IVF was unsuccessful, I know how heartbreaking that can be. Thank you for your support and it’s nice to find other infertiles, especially in the same area. xoxo

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