Thursday, October 8, 2009

10 Weeks and 1st OB Appointment

Today was our first OB appointment and I was so nervous. It's been 2 weeks since our last u/s, and I wanted to make sure that everything was still going alright in there! After a long meeting with the nurse where she asked me everything from my family history to my birthing preferences, we got to see the doctor (incidentally, he was voted the "hottest doctor" in our city!). He said that he'd try to hear the heartbeat with a doppler, but that 10 weeks was really early for a doppler so if we didn't hear it we'd do an ultrasound. As soon as he touched the probe to my abdomen, it was loud and clear! The baby's heart was right there beating away at 177 bpm! He said, "Are you sure you're only 10 weeks? That's a really strong heartbeat!" He couldn't believe we could hear it loud and clear with a doppler so early. It was amazing to hear that tiny heart beating for the first time.

Much to my dismay, our next ultrasound won't be until 20 weeks!!! I can't believe I have to wait over 2 months to see the baby again! He said that I'll have monthly appointments until then. After much moaning and groaning on my part, he agreed that I could come back in 2 weeks instead of 4 to hear the heartbeat again. That will pretty much round out my 1st trimester and maybe I can start to relax. After that, waiting a month between appointments won't be quite so excruciating, I guess. Mr. C. and I are super excited and loving each milestone that we reach!

Here we are (Yes, I admit we're dorks) documenting the first time we heard the hb! You can see the 177 bpm on the monitor.

Here's a video of us listening to the hb. Note how the men are all involved with talking about the camera and I'm in the background oohing and ahhing about the baby!


Courtney said...

awwwh this post made me cry! I'm so happy for y'all! What a sweet, sweet sound!

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theworms said...

Love the pic!

So happy for you :)

J said...

How exciting!! So happy for you that everything is going so well. Hoping we get to hear one on Tues. too!

Anonymous said...

What wonderful, wonderful, wonderful updates!!! And how great that hot doctor is also COMPASSIONATE doctor and will give you another glimpse in a couple weeks!

Just as your baby filled the exam room with his/her super strong heartbeat, (s)he will soon be filling that yellow room with joy and coos and adorableness and love!!! Enjoy every milestone, every visit, every wonder of this long awaited time!

So happy for you,

J said...
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J said...

I'm editing my earlier post to say I now feel your pain about getting cut off from regular u/s. It must be some kind of cruel joke to snap us into the world of regular OB patients. ((sigh)) I'm glad you got to hear the HB. I begged but still got denied :(