Doc Appt Today (TMI alert)

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Doc Appt Today (TMI alert)

So.. I got in touch with a nurse yesterday who told me to come in today. I wasn't really sure how they were going to make me feel better with no ultrasound, but.. I went. I met with the MW (whom I ADORE! She's a complete fit to be a MW, she's sweet and funny and caring and she's awesome) who asked me what was going on. I told her I was having some pain (not really cramping) in my left side and some brown discharge. She looked in there with the speculum thingy and said, "Your cervix is perfect"... which made me giggle. She said there's no discharge up there ...except for the white "pregnancy" discharge which is completely normal. Then she said I was dehydrated and my pee was dark. Which could explain my brown discharge, since it's liquid, not discharge-y, it could be just getting dark from the pee. So I have to drink some huge amount of water. Then she said she'd be right back. I was feeling kind of bummed. I knew the appt wouldn't ease my fear...and she walked back in with an ultrasound machine!!! I told her I loved her and was her friend FOREVER.

She did the ultrasound on top...jabbed the thingy down in my fat..lol. But there was baby. Not moving. She said she saw the heartbeat and kept trying to point it out to me. She moved the wand around and then I could see it too so I was relieved. She said sometimes when you.... and she flipped the wand around and baby came back up and ... I started to cry. Baby was bouncing ALL around in there, kicking and punching and trying to head butt everything...it was so amazing to see that.. I've had an u/s before but the baby was just barely moving around and this time you could see the arms and legs just a goin! I told her thank you SO much for taking the extra time to alleviate my fears. She gave me a hug, told me no problem. What a great...great...great appointment.

ONLY thing is - DH called and I was telling him everything that had happened and... he doesn't sound excited at all. He says he is, but he doesn't sound like it. I know he's worried and I'm worried too...to the point of obsessing, but... I'd really like him to think that maybe this one might work out.

I go back in four weeks for a glucose test and a whole bunch of blood tests...and she said we're going to probably try the doppler then because now it's too early and.. (she didn't say this) I'm too fat..lol. And she put my weight restriction at 25 lbs. I don't think that'll matter much, I've been really careful lately of lifting anything heavy anyway, but it's nice to have it on paper in case the boss says something.

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Jessica yaaaaaay! Yahoo Sounds like an awesome appointment! I am so happy for you! You are basically 12 weeks, mama, I think it's smooth sailing from here on out! What a great MW too, to take the extra time to alleviate your fears. I'm so happy and excited for you! Did you get any pictures of little cutie that you can show off? Biggrin

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No, I didn't get any pics. She warned me when she was about to do the ultrasound that she can see the baby on the ultrasound, but she's not a "tech" so..that's all she can do is let me see the baby. I said I was fine with that. She said she's taking some class next week ...like Ultrasound 101..haha. The baby got bigger though, I could definitely tell that.. and it was so cute that it was karate chopping everything.

She said ('cause I asked her) that in their practice, the 1st trimester doesn't end until the end of the 13th week. She said the 2nd trimester is considered week 14 through 28. I think with so many variations on the what the 2nd trimester is, I'll feel better at 14 weeks, but still feel good at 12..lol

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that is wonderful! I am really glad your MW is so awesome. I sure wish mine was! I am probably going to switch and find someone else. You give me hope that there has to be a nice one out there for me Biggrin

I am so glad you got to see the baby! yay!!! And I wouldnt worry too much about Daddy. Men are kinda weird about these kind of things lol Mine is the same way. We are always WAYYYY more excited and emotional about it than they are. The bigger you get you will notice him getting more excited, and the second he lays eyes on his baby.... he will never be the same. I will never forget the reaction my husband had the first moment he saw our daughter. He actually gasped and said aww!!! in a high pitch voice LOL it was the sweetest thing I have ever heard. Priceless.

Don't stress! you and the baby are gonna be just fine girly!! Biggrin

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awesome!! so glad all is well!!! YAY!!

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Tonya - ...high pitched voice? LOL. Yeah, my DH has told me way before that when exciting things get planned, he won't get excited until last minute because he doesn't want the plans to go down the drain. This was even before pregnancy. So, I can kind of understand where he's coming from, I don't like to get my hopes up either. I haven't gotten them up ALL pregnancy, but when I saw the baby kicking like that, it just...struck a heart string I guess. ...and DH needed to be struck too...lol! He wasn't there, so ..maybe it would have been different if he saw it.
Marisol - thank you! Did my pukey fairy dust work for you?

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I'll never forget, one of my friends (who had children several years before I did) once told me that a woman is a mommy from the moment she finds out she is pregnant, but a man is only a daddy after the baby is born. What she meant, and I totally believe this based my my own experience and my friends' experiences, is that the reality of the baby doesn't totally sink in to men until the baby is born and they can see it and hold it. That's when they really fall in love. Your DH is going to be fine! Smile

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Yaya for a good appointment! Don't let your DH get you down. Guys are weird. Alissa is righ with her statement...so true. He will be over the moon when he holds that baby for the first time.