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!