1st OB appt down in the books :)
Well, I finally had my 1st OB appointment today! It was long awaited after having to reschedule it last week due to having influenza. On a side note, I can't believe how much influenza can wipe a person out! Or that & the combo of being pregnant. I have NO energy! And this cough is driving me crazy. I cough so hard I gag & have even thrown up a few times because of it:(
So, my appointment: first thing, she listed for baby's heartbeat. It was pretty quiet at first, but then she found it again a bit stronger. Heartbeat was right around 166.
Most of our conversation focused on the ongoing spotting that I've been having for the past six weeks. I still have an area on my cervix that she said is extra sensitive and that my cervix is a bit prolapsed so it is probably more prone to irritation than it normally would be. She said I need to work on my kegels :) The spotting drives me crazy - I absolutely hate it, so DH & I have not DTD since NY eve because I'm sure that would aggravate things more and I don't need any more cause for worry.
The rest of our time was spent talking about preventing preterm labor again (DD was born early at 26 weeks). We will follow similar precautions this time as we did with DS. At 16 weeks, I'll start 17 HP injections (projesterone) to help prevent PTL and around 20 weeks we will do cervical lengths to monitor that to ensure that it's not shortening more than it should. I have a different job than I did with my last pregnancy, no lifting or anything like that, so I'm hopeful that I can do without bed rest this time!!
So, now I have to decide when I tell DD (she's 6) about the pregnancy. I wanted to for sure wait until after today's appointment, but I might still wait a while. I'm not showing extremely yet - a coworker did say the other day that she could start to see a bump, but I don't think DD will notice for a while. She'll be excited, but I just think it's such a long time for them to have to wait until baby is born!