12 weeks 3 days – 193 days to go
Yesterday was finally my first OB appointment and boy was it a doozy… between a quick ultrasound, intake with the nurse, pelvic/breast exam, pap, discussion with an actual OB, and labs, I was there for a little over 2 hours.
My ultrasound was first and I thought I was getting the NT scan but the tech informed me that they don’t do those anymore, I would have to go to a specialist if I wanted it. Interesting but at least I got to see baby for a minute with a good heart rate (163bpm) and he/she was measuring a day ahead. I do have an anterior placenta right now which sucks but I am hoping it moves at least a little. I had a partial anterior placenta with G and I was sort of hoping to be able to feel baby all over this time.
After that I sat with a nurse who was incredibly sweet and we talked about everything. She asked SO many questions to which I was able to answer 95% of them perfectly. How my father’s parents died… I wasn’t quite sure. They passed before I was born and I don’t know a whole lot about them. After all the questions she went over all the do’s and don’t’s in pregnancy and I nodded my head like I wasn’t fully aware of everything she was talking about. Then she asked me if I wan’t NIPT and that they offer the Panorama test and offer it to all their patients. My eyes lit up because I really wanted NIPT but have heard that some doctors don’t even allow it if you don’t meet certain criteria. I immediately said yes! We will have results in 5-7 calendar days. So crazy!
After I was finally done with her I met with the OB who was very nice and a little nerdy. We discussed coming off my baby asprin/progesterone/metformin and how the beginning of the pregnancy has been. Then on to the physical exam type of stuff. All in all, the typical doctor gig, in and out.
I was then off to the lab for 10 vials of blood. Good lord that was a lot but I survived and then got to head home. I don’t go back for 4 whole weeks and I am not quite sure how I am going to survive that long without seeing/hearing baby. I have thought about a doppler but am so nervous that if I can’t find the HB I will just panic and it will be bad. I may still end up getting one but I am holding off for right now.