Monday, January 17, 2011

First Official Appointment

We had our first "official" appointment today with Elisabeth Berry-Jensen. We opted out of a couple tests: blood draw/ OB check (I'll have Perinatal do it next week with the quad screen), and a pap (I guess ACOG now recommends every two years in your twenties, if they've all come back normal, plus we didn't want to risk more spotting since it just stopped about a week ago).

She went over the ultrasound results with us, and said that we would go with the August 15 due date that the ultrasound predicted. She mentioned the hemorrhage, and said that it is very possible that it went away. I told her that I would ask Perinatal to look next week at the ultrasound.

One important thing for us was the possibility of a VBAC at Woodwinds. Elisabeth said that just last Wednesday they had a meeting about it, and they're looking to change their policy. She said things would be changing a lot in the next couple weeks/ months, but she would keep us updated. She also told us that Health Partners allows VBACs that are just attended by a midwife, and we would not have to worry about an OB (like we would right now at Woodwinds). But she did say that a water birth was not an option (though water labor still is).

She did a quick "check-up" on everything else, and then pulled out the Doppler to hear the baby's heartbeat. It took her a while to find it, and I started getting a little nervous (Carrie had found Danni's right away, though Danni was 2 weeks farther along). But I think she was determined to find it to help put our minds more at ease. And she did! The baby's heart rate was 165 bpm. (Looks like we're having another girl! Though we should be able to confirm that next week at the ultrasound.)

After the appointment we went to Walmart to pick up a couple things, and of course, I stopped in the baby section! I found one cute girl's outfit (Winnie the Pooh, of course), a little denim jacket, and a "baby's first new years" onesie. Adam let me buy the little girl's outfit, saying that if we had a boy, we could give it to one of the other pregnant ladies in the family.

9 Weeks, 3 Days

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