Thursday, June 17, 2010

16 weeks

Today I had my 16 week OB appt.  After the fiasco at my previous appt (which you can read about here)
I was both excited and nervous to go today.  Today I finally saw a high risk doctor.  He was very nice.  When he came in the room he asked if I had any questions. I told him I actually had quite a few! LOL

He told me that he was going to listen to the heartbeat first and then we would go over all my questions and any other things we needed to go over.

He put the doppler to my belly and immediately we heard the nice strong heartbeat.  We listened to it for a minute before he turned it off.  He didn't give me a range or anything, but it was definitely normal.

I sat up and he looked to see if they had received my operative report from my last c-section that I had with Avery.  They hadn't.  He told me to call the hospital Avery was born at and speak with medical records.  He told me to tell them that I needed a copy of my last operative report sent to my new OB.

He asked me if I remembered what was said during my last c-section and I told him everything.  He said because of the issues I had last time that there is no way we want to wait till 39 weeks to deliver this baby. He said his suggestion would be to schedule a amniocentesis at 37 weeks.  If the baby's lungs are mature that day then the very next day we would go in for the c-section.  Should the baby's lungs not be mature we would schedule the c-section for 38 weeks and not a day later.

I tried to talk him into a sonogram today by telling him about the huge descrepency in my due dates between them and what the specialist has.  I told him that the difference is almost 2 weeks and that could mean the difference between rupturing and not rupturing.  He completely agreed with me.  Although he said that until I am 24 weeks there is really nothing to be concerned about.  He told me at 24 weeks is when we would start monitoring for problems with my uterus.  Since my anatomy sonogram is in 2 1/2 weeks he said we could wait until that sonogram and we would go by that sono to determine due date.  He said we would also go by that sonogram to schedule the amnio and the c-section.

I don't know how but I also have lost 3 lbs since my last appt! LOL  I definitely am not trying to lose weight right now, but I surely am not complaining either.  He wasn't concerned at all obviously cause he never even mentioned it.  Blood pressure and urine was completely fine too.

Sent me home with the lab sheet for my AFP test, so I need to go tomorrow to get more blood drawn *woohoo* .

So a completely uneventful appt, which don't get me wrong is wonderful for me for this pregnancy.  And I was very happy with the doctor I had this time and the way he answered my questions.

Still wish I would have gotten that sonogram today though LOL.  I was hoping for a little peek to see if we could see the sex of the baby so it can stop driving me nuts!

1 comment:

WolfeFamily said...

AWW, well at least this appointment went better. i too was hoping to hear what the baby was.