Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Successful transition to the OB

We did it! I was able to be successfully transitioned to the OB. This is news!!! The last time we tried to transition to the OB was in the fall and at our first OB appointment, the u/s showed our missed m/c...so I was a nut today. I thought I was handling it well until we got into the ultrasound room and then I got very very nervous. But....she was perfect! She was so active that intitially she was on her side, then she flipped onto her back, and then back onto her side, facing us. She was just constantly moving! It was the most amazing thing to see. She measured exactly 10w2d and her heart rate was 163...so...so far so good. I am starting to get excited. I'm going to start imagining that baby.
The pics are blurry b/c she wouldn't stop moving long enough for a clear pic to be taken (soooo not complaining!).

Anyway, overall, I really liked the OB. Typically I try to get a female OB since I've had some not-so-good experiences with male gynecologists in the past (nothing too offensive but annoying nonetheless)...but my initial appointment was with one of the females in the group and they had to change it b/c she had some kind of medical issue so we ended up with the guy. But - I like him. He is way more experienced than the other doctor we were supposed to meet with and the practice is made up of 3 females and him, so I'm sure I'll get to meet them all and who knows who will actually deliver, right? Anyway, he seemed pretty knowledgeable about IF issues - understood the supplementary meds I am on and the weaning schedule, he even seemed to know what CGH was (when the local RE did not). I liked him. My only concern is that we don't go back for another 4 weeks! He said I don't need the NT scan b/c of all of the genetic testing and asked why I even thought I wanted one - I told him it was b/c I really wanted the detailed u/s and he said it was unecessary unless I really insisted so I said no, I'm fine...I'll just wait 4 weeks (pouty face). I'm just glad that we got that doppler - which we can now usually find her heartbeat on - though I now know why I can't keep the thing on her heartbeat for very long -she moves too much!

Besides that, not much to report. I have started to feel better but still get bouts of morning sickness- it just isn't as constant as it has been, which is great. I am weaning off of the meds...went down to 1/2 ml of PIO every other day this weekend and my P4 was still 22 yesterday so I have another blood test on Friday to see where we stand on that. My e2 went up again, even though I am down to only one patch and was strong at 964. I think that I will be officially off all estradiol on Friay and possibly be done with the PIO too! That'll be nice.

I'm starting to get more active again. Will join the local Y this weekend so I can start swimming laps. I've been walking and plan on starting yoga again this week (I've been so scared to do ANYTHING this time).
Oh and I forgot to mention that I had a great conversation with Dr. G this past Friday when he called to tell me that my last u/s was beautiful and I am almost a "normal pregnant lady" (we just have to get me off the meds)...he also told me we have to send pics when she is born:-) What a seriously great guy. I can't believe we are actually doing this:-) Finally.


DAVs said...

Congrats on a successful transition! It's nothing but goodness and light from here on out!

Jill M. said...

What a cute little girl you got there! So glad things are going well for you this time Sue!

I do have to say, I'm so jealous that Dr. G actually calls and emails. Having Dr. Sch, that will never happen for me! I can't believe I went through a complete IVF cycle and rec'd CGH results and haven't spoke to him once or even seen him.

Can't wait to keep following your journey!

Houghton Crew said...

What a beautiful girl Sue!!! And congrats on such a huge milestone!! We are all so happy for you!!!

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

She is beautiful! Congrats on transitioning to the OB! Ease into the swimming- it is surprising how much of a workout it is and how you will be ravenous after.

JJ said...

Awww, what a beauty! So gorgeous to see! Congrats on transitioning to the OB. I'm will Jill, I haven't heard from Dr Sch at all. Oh well. Looking forward to following along with your fabulous journey!

kayjay said...

CONGRATULATIONS on passing this milestone!!! I know how nerve wracking it is and I am so happy to read your results and see the gorgeous pictures of your little girl. Glad to hear the m/s is going away...are you sporting a paunch yet?

Amber said...

Yay OB!!!

You mentioning a male OB made me think of this:

Having a male gynecologist is like going to an auto mechanic who's never owned a car.

(I totally used to feel that way, until a male doctor was the only one who could properly diagnose me. The females kept writing me off and telling me I was crazy.)

Anonymous said...

She is gorgeous! Congrats on the move.

Sky said...

She is soooooo cute and she looks like she has a little Buddha belly.

MovieMania said...

I am so happy for you guys :) Congrats !!!! Enjoy your pregnancy.