Well, nothing is easy. Our first OB appointment was scheduled for Monday. I woke up Monday morning to 3 inches of snow and a 2 hour delay at work. Upon looking, every district between here and the 60 miles away where my appointment was had a 2 hour delay as well. We made the decision to cancel which really upset me but turned out to be for the best as all schools closed for the weather.
When I called to reschedule they told me the next available appointment was…FEBRUARY 27! WHAT? I was really upset. The woman asked if it had to be that office and I said it could be the other office if the appointment was sooner. Turns out he was available on Thursday at the further office (about 70 miles away instead of 60) but I went with it.
We got to the office right on time. It’s brand new and was super nice. There was no wait to check in and they came for me right away. I filled out paperwork, got my weight and my blood pressure. They asked for a urine sample but I told them I already went since I didn’t know.
I was led back into a room and the doctor came in. He’s around 70 and totally hilarious. He put my husband and I at ease immediately. He jokes, told stories, and answered questions. Then we had the exam.
He did a breast exam and a pelvic exam. He also did a swab for some test. He said that he could feel my uterus which it was a little early for but it was ok. They weren’t doing an ultrasound since I’ve already had 3 which made me sad. I think he knew it because he hooked me up to the doppler instead and we were able to hear the baby’s heartbeat which was reassuring. He said I looked good, my uterus was fine, and he’d see me in 2 weeks for my NT scan and 4 weeks for another check up.
He spent about an hour with us. He was funny, pleasant, and we were happy we chose him. Unfortunately on the way out the door they told us he’s leaving in May. We were so sad! I thought this would have been the perfect person to delivery my baby because I’m a spaz and he’s so calm. So we’ll have to switch to someone else in the practice later on in my pregnancy.
After that we went down to get bloodwork. I also had to give my urine sample. I got my results from the bloodwork already and everything looked good so that makes me feel better. So now I just need to wait for 2 weeks to have the NT scan and I’ll be feeling somewhat better. I can’t believe that this might really be happening!
We’ve done nothing to prepare because I’m to scared too. I’ve gained 4 pounds in 11 weeks and 1 inch on my waist. So pants are beginning to get tight. I guess I’m going to have to buy some maternity clothes sooner then later. We will be telling my family next week and I can’t wait! It’ll be like a huge weight has been lifted that I can tell them. Then we’ll tell friends shortly after that.