Wednesday, April 16, 2008

First OB/GYN Appointment

I had my first official appointment at the OB/GYN today and overall, I'm pretty happy.

Here are the things that went well: 1. The doctor was friendly and although the office was overbooked, didn't make me feel rushed. 2. Told me to eat when I was hungry and not worry about calories yet. 3. If the babies are in position, a vaginal birth is preferred (which is what I'm hoping for). 4. I will probably have to give birth in the OR but if things look good for a regular birth, they will sneak in Abby and Grandma to watch. 4. After confirming a pregnancy with a heartbeat, the chances of miscarriage are really low... for either baby. 5. I had a good phlebotomist who found my tiny vein on the first try and didn't hack my arm to pieces. 6. I didn't have to redo a pelvic exam which I already had in January.

Here are the things I was bummed about: 1. I won't get an ultrasound until about 20 weeks unless there is bleeding/severe cramping or something that could be bad... which, of course, I don't want. The doctor believed the ultrasound report from the hospital (it's pretty cut and dry) and said we will wait to confirm both heartbeats at my next appt. in May. I'm only 8 1/2 weeks along so it was too early to hear them this time. Here is a picture of 8 week old twins:All and all the prognosis looks good for us so far... I still can't believe were having twins!

5 comments:

lani said...

Hurray! It sounds like everything is as it should be. What a great photo of the little teeny tiny babies.

derek & colette said...

I'm so excited for you! I was glad to see you found our blog, and I must admit I've been stealing a glance at yours now and then since finding it through Stephanie's (Partridge) blog. Abby is just getting cuter and funnier all the time. Derek and I still laugh about the "ding dong" incident in church.

Sarah said...

I am glad everything went well for you. I hope you like that group as much as we nurses do.

Qian Family said...

I'm really happy for you and hope that everything goes well. I love the art project you and Abby did too!

jeri said...

Oh my goodness, I still am in shock! Two babies! Hooray! I can't wait for you to hear their little heartbeats!

Are you going to find out the gender of both of them? I think you should just peek at one and let the other be a surprise. ;)