10 weeks + 1 day

We met our Obstetrician today!

He seemed really lovely, although it was a bit of a wait to see him - the appointments ran quite long. He had a new midwife starting today too, so we went to see her first.. weight, pee check, blood pressure. All ok {except ew, their scales are evil} except that I had quite a high blood pressure reading, which we'll need to watch. I personally think it was the stressful hospital car parking experience that caused it...

Dr. P had a nice chat with us, and has deemed us a regular old pregnancy with nothing to worry about. We'll have to watch the weight gain and try to keep it minimal {yes, please} but in particular, we're watching out for Gestational Diabetes. Since I'm on Metformin & have had borderline insulin levels in the past, he's going to screen me early for GD, and then again at the regular time. I'd rather be safe than sorry.

He also did a quick ultrasound scan for us, though his machine was super old and had a teeny, tiny screen. It was my first tummy ultrasound {ouch!} and we saw the baby straight away. Dr. P measured the baby as 9+4 but told me not to worry - he said he did a very rushed measurement check, and that we should stick with the 10+1 IVF date range for all intents and purposes. We'll find out more details at the NT scan in a few weeks time.

Heart was beating away quickly, and baby looks good. He was waving arms and legs around! It's hard to see, but the picture shows that his head is low and to the right, and his legs are up high to the left. Can you see the arm?

I love this blob so much already.


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Catt said...

I remember that feeling well!! First scan bub already forming!!! Just lovely. I had GD and Harriet was only 6pd 3oz born. Just had to watch my sugars. Seemed to only be for 2 weeks sugar levels were evil and everything was fine again! Any morning sickness?

Ali @ Not All Dreams Are Free said...

What a special day for you both. I noticed that you're already referring to your bub as a "he"!!! It's fantastic that everything is progressing well, and the doc's are going to monitor you closely.

Breathe Gently said...

Catt - good to hear it was only for a short while. No morning sickness, feeling really well most of the time!

Ali - thanks hon! It's weird, isn't it? I do it without even thinking.. I suppose everyone else's BOY vibes are rubbing off on me. Bub just feels like a boy. :)

Aspgriswold said...

I can totally see the arm!! What a cute baby!! Congrats to you. Sending so many positive vibes that your little one continues to grow strong!!

infertilitydoessuck said...

hi from ICLW...I cannot wait for my first ultrasound!!!

JB said...

Beautiful little one!! So excited for you :)

Lya said...

Beautiful! Excited to hear that everything is progressing well!

Cassie Dash said...

So glad things are continuing to go well. And I can totally see the arm. Adorable!

Jess said...

Oh, that's great! And I'm frankly surprised that your doc even tried to get a measurement with one of those old machines. I had a bedside ultrasound at 12 weeks and the midwife said the machine was so old and blurry that it was impossible to get good measurements and she wasn't even going to try. So yes, 9+4 is certainly within range even with a much better machine!

So happy you had such a great appointment!

Alana said...

Yay! So exciting to see your little one! Wait until twelve weeks - I was so shocked at how baby-like my former blobs looked! Favourite moment so far :)

Teacher Anonymous said...

Yay!





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