Thursday was my first prenatal appointment.
My new OB, Dr. S, let me ask him a million and one questions and was super patient throughout all of it. Unfortunately, the clinic that we saw him at does not have ultrasound machines (WTF, right?), but he was nice enough to meet us up at the hospital and do a quick scan. We were lucky, and 1/2 of his appointments were up there anyway.
The main points of the day are as follows:
-NO more prenatals! This is fan-freaking-tastic seeing as I hardly ever hold them down anyway! I have taken them for the last 9 years, and they are just now making me all pukey. Doc said that since the baby's neural tube is closed already, I don't need the extra folic acid now. I can start taking them later on as I can tolerate them, and if I never get to that point (like I did with LJ) I can just take iron supplements instead.
-My blood pressure was 102/78. I made them double check. I had forgotten to take my BP meds for 2 days, so it was hard to believe that my blood pressure would actually be normal, if not a little on the lower side. I have had high blood pressure since I was 17 and have had to be on medication for the last 3 1/2 years. I have stopped taking my medication (so THAT's what's been making me so dizzy!) and have subsequently gained back the 5 lbs of water weight that the meds usually rid me of. Which brings me to my next point...
-I got in a bit of trouble for losing over 10lbs already. Honestly, I didn't think it was a problem, seeing as I'm a bit on the plus side anyway, but apparently it is. And, no... I'm not trying to lose weight. I tried to explain to my OB that this is apparently normal for me. During my entire pregnancy with LJ, I only gained 13 lbs. Granted, this was after losing quite a bit to start with. Even Zofran just isn't cutting it these days. I'm getting better, but my appetite just isn't what it was. I am lucky if I get to eat 1/2 of my meal. I figure I can either eat 1/2 and barely make it - or force down the whole thing just to have it all come back up a few minutes later. Yeah... I'll take 1/2.
-An ultrasound! It was a really fast little peek, but it was enough to calm my fears (for this week.) The screen was super tiny and at an impossible angle, but it didn't take long for Dr. S so find the heartbeat. DH could see really well, and said that the baby now looks like a little gummy bear. I wish I could have seen, but really... it's okay. All was well and that's all that really matters. Oh, OH! It was an ABDOMINAL scan! HOORAY!!! No more run-ins with the "wand".
I only have 3 days left of the PIO, and then I get to switch to Prometrium for the next 2 weeks. I am still waiting to hear back on how long I will be on the heparin. Honestly, I hope it's just a couple more weeks, but I will go as long as I need to.
It is still so strange to be experiencing this. It is just now beginning to feel real. I now have to use an elastic to fasten my pants, and I can feel a little something in the way when I bend over to tie my shoes. (I can do my pants up, but they get very uncomfortable when I sit.)
I hope I never have to wake up. I really like this dream!