31 Mar 2013

First OB Appointment

Last Friday was our first appointment with my obstetrician. We went back to the same OB as we used for Eli. She was very pleased to see us and was it really does feel like you've built a connection with someone after they witness such a unique milestone in your life. 

During our appointment she did the usual measurements and review results from my first ultrasound and blood works. Then we checked up on the little one via an ultrasound machine my OB had in her office. During our scan the baby was very much awake, kicking, jerking abouts, moving its head side to side and even sucking its thumb. At that moment it really sunk in I had a little person inside of me. I get so caught up with Eli all day I don't get the chance to bond with the little person growing inside of me.  When I was pregnant with Eli, Ian and I would speak to my tummy in anticipation of his arrival we haven't really done that yet with this one.

Another reason why reality is only sinking in is, during my last ultrasound it was just a blob on the screen with a heart beat, now it has formed into a human being with arms and legs. Also seeing my baby moving so much inside of me made me realise I really do need to be more careful. It's making me doubt whether I should play in the finals basketball game next week. My OB measured the length of our baby and was surprised to learn it was already six centimeters long. I wonder whether this little one is going to be bigger than Eli. 

Another thing we learnt during our appointment was my OB may actually be on holidays during my expected delivery date. She is scheduled to return from her holidays 3 days before my due date but considering Eli was 9 days early and historically arrival of babies tends to be earlier at subsequent births, she fears she may not be able to deliver my child. She does have a substitute so I can continue to be serviced by her except for the big day. Which in Ian and I's opinion is really pointless so we're considering going public. I really don't think I need an OB considering I had a normal delivery and if the results this time around will be exactly like the first time, it's really just a waste of money having an OB (especially if she's not even going to be present during the delivery). 

I never dismissed the public sector however Ian was not comfortable with random midwives conducting the check ups each time. However there are programs now via the public hospitals where a dedicated midwife is teamed up with patient throughout her pregnancy up to delivery. A program I would strongly consider. So we have a few days to think about what we want to do. 

Obviously its too early to know the gender however I find myself calling it 'him' but I don't know if that's just cause that's what I'm use to saying at the moment. This week I want a girl though.

6 more months to go ...
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