Yesterday marked my first visit to an OB/GYN ever. It seems like most women have been to one before getting pregnant, but not me. My primary care doc takes care of my annual physicals complete with the ever fun pap smears, and he also did my initial IF work-up. I was referred to the OB/GYN I'm seeing now when he couldn't figure out what was going wrong with my cycles, but I skipped them and went straight to the RE because I didn't want to wait 4 months to get an appointment (I definitely don't regret that decision!). Apparently, they can fit you in much sooner when you are pregnant than they can when you're having problems trying to get pregnant. Go figure.
The ultrasound went fabulously. I kind of had to chuckle though when the tech explained that it would be trans-vaginal and asked if I'd ever had an ultrasound done this way before. Ummm...yeah. Like 2 dozen times this year. Anyhow, it is astounding how much Spot grew in just two weeks. S/he went from looking like a blob to a gummy-bear like baby who measured a couple days ahead at 9 weeks 2 days. The heart was beating away at a healthy 166 bpm, and I think I even saw a tiny bit of twitching. Spot was much less shy about being photographed today, and here is the lovely pic:
After the ultrasound we met with the nurse. She gave me a couple of samples of prenatal vitamins with stool softener in them. Hallelujah! I remember Katie mentioning these little miracles. Oh and I got even more reading material, which is great seeing as I'm a voracious reader of anything pregnancy related these days. Then after peeing in a cup and giving the vampire a few tubes of blood I was done. Also the nurse confirmed that my due date is September 29th. There had been some mention of October 1st, but I'm glad it is the earlier date. I know it is only two days but it just sounds so much earlier.
On Thursday I go meet the OB. Hopefully I like her because I sure don't want to have to jump through the hoops of a first appointment somewhere else. Although I would probably get another ultrasound out of the deal. Hmmm...tempting....