13 Week Appt!

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13 Week Appt!

It was a nice short, boring appt. Just the way I like them. :mrgreen: I was seriously in and out within 30 minutes!
Heard the baby on the doppler right away. HB was in the 150s. I'm down a couple of pounds (result of my stomach virus 2 weeks ago). Next appt is at 18 weeks. I'll see an OB that appt since it will also be my anatomy scan!!! Yahoo And the midwife says I should just plan to stay longer and talk to him about my VBAC risks so that I never have to see an OB again for the rest of my pregnancy. WOO HOO! This way I don't have to have 2 OB appts, just this one! The midwife and I decided together to have me go 5 weeks between appts this time since I'm driving an hour just to get there. Kinda dumb to drive an hour in 4 weeks and then just turn around and do it again 1-2 weeks later just for an ultrasound.
I love the practice I'm in this time! So glad we moved here. They had 3 successful VBACs just in April! I feel like I have a great fighting chance for what I want. Totally worth the drive! Biggrin

Do y'all remember my hypertension concerns last pregnancy? I was told that I didn't have pregnancy hypertension, but actual hypertension. They didn't believe in white coat hypertension. I had to do a 24 hour urine collection a couple of times which was extremely awkward since I was at Nellis AFB then and had to bring it up to the lab at the hospital where I had to wait in line in front of everyone!! Ugh. Anyways, last appt my BP was slightly on the high side of normal but they had zero concern. This time? COMPLETELY NORMAL. Apparently my body cured itself. :roll: Midwife had a good laugh over that. lol

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Uuuuuuuugh...that is so super annoying about your "hypertension" last time, but great that it's "cured" now! My mom has needed to get decent numbers to qualify for something (insurance, I think) before, and would literally test herself in the car sitting in the parking lot, go in to the office, and it would be WAY higher. No such thing as white coat hypertension...sure.

YAY for a great appointment and a totally awesome practice this time around! I am thinking you are getting that VBAC for sure. And I'm guessing girl. Blum 3

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It does help that a nurse takes my BP here by hand rather than using the stupid machine. Half of my problem is that machine! You try spending a week in a hospital with a stupid mating taking your BP every 15 minutes and tell me if you begin to hate it. Blum 3

MACHINE* DYAC

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Yay for an awesome boring appointment! I love this practice you're with this time around.

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Yay for a good appointment!!

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yay for a good appt!

I'm glad your bp is doing well, I hope it stays low for you

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sounds good to me! Can't believe your 13 weeks already!

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Oh wow, this is going by super fast!!! How exciting that you are already getting to your anatomy scan! I'm glad you had a perfect appointment and that your hypertension cured itself :sillywink:

Gotta love those white coats. I wish that ALL doctors were interested in updating their own information and ways of practicing medicine instead of sticking with whatever the thing was back when they graduated med school in the 60's, 70's or 80's! Sorry. That last part was an OT vent!

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"AnnaRO" wrote:

Gotta love those white coats. I wish that ALL doctors were interested in updating their own information and ways of practicing medicine instead of sticking with whatever the thing was back when they graduated med school in the 60's, 70's or 80's! Sorry. That last part was an OT vent!

Couldn't agree more!!!

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Yay for a great, uneventful appointment1 I'm glad you found such an awesome place and that is great that you can go every 5 weeks and not have to drive so much. I can't believe how fast its already going for you and that your next visit is 18 weeks. Eeek! Are you finding out the gender? I think you said yes before.

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If they can tell then, we'll find out. Otherwise we'll be patient. Smile

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Yay for a good appointment and good BP!!!

Any name ideas yet?

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Oh God. No. We had such a struggle naming Aiden. We don't agree on boy names at all. He was named because DH didn't have a single bad thing to say about the name and I didn't hate it at all. There was no runner up! And then the girl names we agreed on last time I don't like as much anymore. lol

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Yay, sounds like a great appointment! Glad your BP is good!

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

Oh God. No. We had such a struggle naming Aiden. We don't agree on boy names at all. He was named because DH didn't have a single bad thing to say about the name and I didn't hate it at all. There was no runner up! And then the girl names we agreed on last time I don't like as much anymore. lol

Names are hard! We didn't pick out Lainey's name until 3 days before she was born, and even then once she was born and the hospital people were asking for a name, I told them DH and I had to talk it over one last time! On all her paperwork she was Baby Girl H.

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Names are hard!! We don't agree on boy names either, which is why I made the rule that we just weren't even going to talk about it until we knew what the gender was so we wouldn't waste time and energy arguing if we didn't have to!

I did steal an idea from one of my birth board friends that you might like, though--it's how we named Adair: We talked in a general way about names, but with no arguing allowed--we just each kept separate lists of names going, or just thought about names, whatever, until we knew what the gender was. Then we each sat down and wrote a top ten list in no particular order and swapped them. We each got five vetos. Then we swapped back, ranked the names that were left, and compared. The highest "match" wins. So, on our lists, we each had a different #1 name, but #2 for both of us was Adair, so...Adair it was! I believe the name my bb friend picked was like #3 on her list and #5 on her DH's. The nice thing about this is that it really takes a lot of the emotion out of the whole thing, and makes everyone feel like they're getting input. We were both able to fully embrace the name we picked because nobody "won", you know? It also erased any wishy-washiness... I found and suggested "Adair" and he said he liked it but seemed somewhat noncommittal. I don't know if we would have ever just taken the plunge kicking it around as an idea. But the list thing felt like...final. It kind of made the decision for us. And now I love it so much I can't even imagine having named her anything else!

Anyway, if you need an idea, there you go Biggrin I let DH pick the middle name out of the top three I'd been kicking around, because I really liked them all equally and didn't care. They were all family names of mine anyway (which we agreed on since he gets the last name Lol