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
Baby B-Head down