As I mentioned, I was released from the fertility clinic last week and had my first OB appointment scheduled for today. We arrived early, found the consulting office at the hospital, and tried to check in. The woman behind the desk said that my doctor hadn’t arrived yet, but that we should wait in the waiting area, as “they” hadn’t started yet. THEY?? It turned out alright, but for about 20 minutes I was panicking that somehow I had gone from a private patient to a public patient with one quick administrative error. All is well, still private. ::wipes brow::
My doctor’s receptionist arrived, introduced herself, and handed me paperwork to fill out. Upon turning in my papers, she asked if I had brought in a urine sample. Um no. I was handed a specimen cup and given directions to a restroom in the hospital. I asked what I was to do with the sample once it was collected, you know, leave it in a collection box, a nurse will be waiting outside the door for it, something. Nope. "Bring it back and hand it to the doctor when you see him." Alrighty.
Off I went to find the restroom. The first one I found was closed, further down the crowded, narrow hall I found another. I won’t go into details, but I really hope that the actual labor and delivery area is a little, okay a lot, more updated than the parts of the hospital that I saw today.
I made my way back to the waiting area, a container of urine bouncing around in my Dooney & Bourke, and took a seat next to my husband. Fortunately the doctor called us back within a few minutes. Between the misuse of “they” and the urine sample, I was getting a little anxious about the set up.
One word, FABULOUS! I really, really, really like my new OB. He answered all of my questions, was open to my ideas, and often used one of my all time favorite phrases, “I tend to agree with you.” HOORAY we are off to a good start.
Since this is long enough, I’ll just say that I’m to continue with all the meds for now, I’m going to start doing minimal activity, like leaving the house (Starbucks here I come), and I’ll see the doctor again very soon.
I’ll be 13 weeks tomorrow, baby is measuring at 13 weeks 2 days. I’m still not pleased with the quality of the ultrasound, but this is not entirely the fault of the machine. The baby was kicking and stomping its foot. What you see here are legs in motion.
This ultrasound was my first abdominal ultrasound ever. I don’t care to remember how many of the others I’ve had. This is starting to feel real. I’m still scared, but finally allowing myself to be a little excited. I see some shopping in the near future ;)