Such a strange appt. First and foremost, everything is okay with baby. She brought the doppler in (The same EXACT one that I have!) and she found the heartbeat like...immediately. It made me laugh because I always have to search around a bit and she landed right on it. She said it's about 140bpm, which is fine - and points towards a boy. (On a side note here, I just "know" I'm having a boy, I think DH would be through the roof with a little boy... but I kind of want a little girl, probably because I'm surrounded by men all the time). She said it was an old wives tale (which I knew) and then she got down to business. I'm severely dehydrated, she said right NOW that's not a huge deal for the baby, but as it grows it needs more fluid to float around in and less fluid runs a risk of the baby pushing up against the cord and cutting off his/her blood supply. She also found trace amounts of protein in my urine, which means I'm not eating enough protein and my body is breaking down my muscles to be able to give protein to the baby.
So yeah.. it was a very quick appt, maybe 5 minutes. She also offered me a blood screen to "screen" not "Test" for many things wrong with the baby and I opted out. She said during the gender scan, the doc will look for everything anyway and if they find something abnormal, I gotta to a hospital that specializes in that stuff. Plus, she said a screening will give me a number like... 1 in 285 for down syndrome. And I know me, and I'd be hyperventilating thinking I was the 1. Plus, since it can't give me a "absolute" answer, I just see that as extra worry.
Scheduled my gender scan for November 20th! That's about the only exciting thing.