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annestacy's picture
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appointment tomorrow

Hey all! I have my second appointment tomorrow. I am seeing one of the midwife's at the practice. There are four or five, and two ob's (who are actually a married couple). I really like the MW I am seeing tomorrow-I actually like all of them.

I don't have a sitter so I have to take Jack with me!!! I hope its okay. Its not an internal or anything, its just a check your pee, check your weight, check your bp, listen for heartbeat appointment. So I am sure it will be fine. I've seen other women bring their kiddos there before. I just hope he's good! (he gets a little anxious at dr's appointments-thinking he's going to be poked and prodded.)

I'll update after my appointment-I should be done by 10:30 or so!

And hopefully if we hear a hb and everything goes well, we'll spill the beans to our family and friends this weekend. Smile

Starryblue702's picture
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Good luck with your appt! Mine is Friday, and like you I'm hoping that I can hear baby's HB on the doppler! You'll be fine with taking your baby, I used to do it all the time with my other pregnancies!

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You and me both!! I have an apt Friday and I have to bring Evan along. I'm going to strap him in his stroller or else he'll be impossible. I'm hoping it goes ok....

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Good luck with everything Anne - keep us posted on all the lovely, baby-centric details like heartbeat, please!

And I really looked forward to going to the midwives with my Mom when I was little. "Ms Chris" who delivered my 2nd (out of 3) brothers let me "help" hold the doppler and I remember feeling excited about his arrival for the first time...

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Katie-Yeah, Jack's going to be in his stroller. It doesn't do a good job of containing him now, as its just a dinky umbrella stroller with a 3 pt harness! He spins around and leans forward and bounces...its a nightmare. Haha! OMG-I can only IMAGINE what he (or Evan) would get into in the OB's office. He loves to open and close doors, he would run down the hall opening every door going "open" "shut" "open" "shut" and then try to play with every cord, etc.

I'll post updates after we get home!!!

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Good luck Anne! I took my 2 kids to my last appointment. It was one of those in and out ones and they did great! I hope Jack does well too!

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can't wait to hear about your appt! good luck!

thomas went to my first two appts and both times i had an internal u/s. he cried the whole time during the first and the second one he cried a little but wound up sitting on my stomach during the exam! sometimes it's a nightmare bringing the kiddos with you but, hey, sometimes you just have to! plus, those people are in the business of birthing babies so what do they expect us to do with them after they come out?? Wink

good luck! bring snacks!

annestacy's picture
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Everyone LOVED seeing Jack today! He was the hit of the place. And I noticed that even though they had cleaned off MOST of the birth announcements, his was still up-right next to our good friends' son's announcement. hehehe-they must keep the cutest ones up. Smile

Appointment was awesome. Got a heartbeat-166 bpm, same as Jackie's at my second appointment. Weight is down 2 lbs, which is fine because I've got a bunch of extra. I am down 5 overall, but that's mostly because I haven't been snacking, no empty beer calories, and I really only eat fruits and veggies and whole grain carbs. Bloodwork was fine. Only thing was there was a little sugar in my urine this a.m. but they are checking it out. If its high again next time, they'll have me do the glucose test early. Ultrasound will be done after my next appointment, probably 18-20 weeks. I'm 14 weeks tomorrow. So now we can get excited!!!! And tell people over the weekend.

I turned of posting to my fb wall, just so family or friends can't post anything on there before we've told people. heehee.

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YAYY glad it was a good apt and Jack was behaved! LOL Evan loves cabinets I can only imagine what he might find the cabinets at the OB office. OY! We venture to the doc tomorrow hopefully he behaves as long as we don't have a wait it will be fine. Once in a while my doc is tied up at the hospital and runs late.