Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Why, hello there, little bebe!

I had my first OB appt yesterday at 1:30. We found a new dr for this time around, a few of my friends recommended her, along with a bunch of the NICU nurses that we know. Plus, she does a sonogram at every appointment, plus she's willing to let me try a VBAC. 

So we get there, the nurse takes my blood, ask me a bazillion questions and puts me in a room while I wait for the dr. The Dr comes in, does the normal checks and then she has the nurse get Lover and she starts the sonogram. We got to see our bebe, just chillin' with a heartrate of 176. She said that you want a really high heartrate at this point of pregnancy, so that's all positive news.

I felt really bad, Lover came in the room and he was pretty upset that he had to sit in the waiting room the whole time. He's very involved with our pregnancies, and while the dr normally keeps the husbands in the waiting room during the breast exam/pap, I wish I would have asked to have him in there. 

I asked her about the VBAC, and she told me that since I didn't labor before I had the c-section with Ava, that my uterus was still really thick when they cut me and sewed me back together (as opposed to laboring for hours and thinning out the uterus, and they sew something super thin back together). She said that there would be a uterine pressure monitor on me during labor to make sure my uterus was doing okay, and we'd go from there. So I was pretty excited that it's a real possibility. 

I had a rough time with my c-section. Just laying there, motionless, while everyone else in the room knows what is going on except for you. Just felt so removed from the situation, like I wasn't a player in the game. So I'm hoping for a VBAC. Fingers crossed!

I left the appointment feeling refreshed. It's like, I knew I was pregnant, but I've just been so miserable with nausea that it was hard to be excited about it. But seeing that little baby on the sonogram just reminded me that it's all for a purpose. Plus, she gave me a prescription for Zofran to help with the constant nausea. Fingers crossed it works!  

We are officially due October 1st, but I'm measuring a few days ahead. I'm so excited to meet this baby. Both my older girls were born at 39 weeks and 7ish pounds, Ava was of course born early due to her birth defect, but they said that if she had gone full term, she would be been a ten pound baby. Eek. 



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Whimsy-ma-blog said... [Reply to comment]

So exciting! I'm so glad everything went so well!

Pat said... [Reply to comment]

How wonderful to get to see your little one at every appointment.

Life, Crafts and Whatever said... [Reply to comment]

@Pat

Yes! We got to see Ava once a week up until 30 weeks to monitor her birth defect, and then twice a week from 30-35 weeks, so we got really spoiled with all the sonograms.

Erin said... [Reply to comment]

New follower of your blog! I cannot wait to try the shower cleaner - that's what has hooked me. Thanks for all the creative ideas - keep em comin'.

sippycuptrails said... [Reply to comment]

Keep on growing, Baby Dixon!!!! <3

Ness said... [Reply to comment]

OK caught up on the baby's due date but gotta keep reading back to check out the shower cleaner. You just have the best ideas!