Saturday, January 9, 2010

OB apt. and a good friend!

Yesterday I had jury duty and I got released early! I called my OB's office and they were able to get me in earlier because my appointment was originally at 4pm. So, I went to lunch and then headed over to my apt. I was feeling a little anxious because Dave couldn't be there with me and I was so worried they wouldn't be able to find the baby's heartbeat. I guess that is the post-loss mama feelings coming through. So, my blood pressure was a tad bit high, but not really high and my OB wasn't overly concerned. We talked about an amnio in the event that I will have to have one at 37 weeks. I was feeling nervous about it, but she put my mind at ease. I joked with her and told her she is not aloud to be on vacation during the first few weeks of June because she is delivering this baby! I want to come full circle with her and she agreed, she wants to deliver our baby too! :)
She said I can come in again in two weeks when I have my ultrasound. That way she can check my BP and see how I am doing. I just have to say it again, I LOVE my OB!! She is awesome!

Today I was talking to my friend Trinity on Facebook and I was telling her how I was anxious about the nurse not being able to find the baby's heartbeat and how I should just go ahead and buy a doppler. She told me that she has one and she'll send it to me!! I am so grateful to her! That takes away a lot of my fears. Now I just have to hope that I will be able to find baby's heartbeat on my own!!

Tonight for dinner I made this, http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/30-minute-shepherds-pie-recipe2/index.html
Oh my goodness, it was so yummy and Dave loved it too!!

I will leave you now with my new baby bump picture, 16 weeks 1 day!



11 comments:

Once A Mother said...

you look amazing... sending you lots of prayers as you navigate the remainder of this pregnancy, and await your little one coming home with you.

I love shepherds pie by the way, thanks for the link :)

beth said...

aw, look at that belly!

I had an amnio with my first, as we had conflicting dates/measurements...it was no biggie, and felt nice to know his lungs were developed before proceeding with induction.

Andrea said...

How incredibly adorable you look! So happy your appointment went well :) And, I'm so happy you love your Dr, as its so important to have someone you connect with and trust.

Keep us posted on your progress and know that love and prayers are coming your way everyday.

Many Hugs
Andrea
persuitofourfairytale.blogspot.com

Mary said...

Oh my gosh! I have been away for that long?! I am trying to catch up on some of the blogs I follow. I am so glad to see that you are expecting. Ican't wait to see pics of the little bundle.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful! *hugs*

-T said...

You look beautiful! Thanks for the mention, that was very sweet! My goal is to find it this week and get it out to you!! :)

Lisette said...

Love the picture, you look great. I am glad all is going well. Take care and thanks for the link, I will try that soon (yummy).

Ashley & Chris said...

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Holly said...

Glad they could get you in early! That is so nice of your friend to send you the doppler!!

Prather Family said...

Look at how cute your baby bump is Alison!!!! I'm so glad things are going well. Trinity is such a sweetheart. Thanks to SK we have such a great friend.

Mandy said...

I had a doppler when I was pregnant and I couldn't have done without it! I listened to Ada all the time. I don't know why, but I think they recommend that you only do it for 10 minutes at a time or something like that. I'm sure you can find that info online. It was such a reassuring tool. I even hooked it up to DH's digital recorder and have a recording of her hb.

http://www.russelandmandy.blogspot.com/2009/02/fetal-doppler.html