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!