Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November 13th Appointment

I had my first appointment with Dr. McKenzie (Dr. Mac) today.  After the appointment, I felt extremely positive about choosing him as our OB!

Today's appointment was a long one filled with paperwork, nursing consult, doctor consult, and labwork.

My nurse today was Mary, and she was super sweet.  She was very sensitive to my previous fertility history, and extremely excited to see how far we've come.  She was full of so much useful information about all of the aches and pains of pregnancy.  She sent me home with a list of medicines safe to take, foods and activities to avoid, a little pregnancy journal, and magazine about the baby's development.

While waiting for the doctor, a different nurse came in with the doppler to hear the baby's heartbeat.  The Sneak's heart was racing away today at 168 bpm.  I'll never get tired of hearing my precious baby's heart!

Meeting with Dr. Mac was super special.  We first met him when he spoke with Joy at church about Nesia's miracle story.  He remembered me and our situation and greeted me with a hug!  He discussed the first weeks of pregnancy and told me that how I got pregnant should not affect anything furthermore.  He was ready to take me to the exam room and he offered me an ultrasound to ween me away from them for a bit.  The Sneak was SUPER ACTIVE today, waving and dancing around.  I even saw the mouth open and close!  Dr. Mac sat and counted the fingers for me and gave me a few pictures.




We could not have picked a better OB and practice.  His office is filled with scripture and caring staff.  Today's appointment made this pregnancy feel much more real and normal.  Don't get me wrong, I know it's real, but it's nice to be away from the fertility clinic.  God has given us this precious gift and I will forever be thankful.  

My next appointment is scheduled for December 11 at 16w3d.  It will still be a little early for the gender scan, but we will schedule it from there.  Dr. Mac's plan is to see me once every 4 weeks as long as everything looks good!


  1. I'm so happy for you that the ultrasound went well.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful experience! So good to hear. :)

  3. That's so amazing! It's important to feel comfortable with your doctor and his practice :) great pictures of Baby Sneak, and the heart rate is spot on target!

  4. Sounds like you are exactly where you need to be. Baby is growing so much!

  5. Awesome, isn't it so amazing! Glad things are progressing well!

  6. (sorry, my 1st comment had a typo)

    Baby is getting big!! I see your girl votes have taken over your poll! Just to be clear...I am voting boy...don't know why but I keep thinking boy for you. :) Either way though he/she is going to be a beautiful, spoiled (just enough), precious addition to your family. I am super excited for you guys!!


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