Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Another peek at Elvis!

The OB appointment this morning went very well! He reassured me on all my fears and questions, he said we will definitely check my cervix at the 20 week scan but that there is nothing to indicate any risk. He reassured me also on the possibility of infections which are much rarer than I thought and mostly are not through vaginal microbes but potential blood infections. Right so!

Let's have a look at Elvis! Dr. L has gotten a new scanning machine, much much more high tech and we were very pleased with the improvement. This time Elvis was immediately visible and so so much bigger! He was sleeping at first but then stretched out a bit, nodded and moved the legs! I could see very well the placenta and the umbilical cord. Dr. L. pointed out to us the spine, the head and the heart beat which looked great. He didn't take any measurements and in a way I'm happy not to be worried if he was a bit smaller or too big or whatever, I trust that if the doctor thought there was something out of the ordinary he would have certainly said so. He just said to keep doing whatever I'm doing because everything looks exactly as it should. No pictures though!! Ah well, next scan is the big one and only 3 weeks away, I am sure we'll get plenty at that point.
My blood results were all perfect, I mentioned to him that I had mild hypothyroidism a few years ago but only kept it in check, never took medication for it. My last blood test for it was in the summer of 2008 and the values were within range even though not perfect. He said no harm in checking it again. So I'll probably do it the day of the morphological scan given that it's in the same place.
He didn't weigh me! So no questions asked about weight gain!
He gave me the green light to travel in September with nothing special to do whatsoever, he said it's perfectly safe.
So that's it, I don't think I've forgotten anything, we are so so happy things are progressing nicely and I definitely think I'm starting to feel movements! Woohoo!!

15 comments:

  1. Oh I am so happy your apt went so well...Glad little Elvis is growing each day!!!! How exciting to feel movement:)))

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  2. What a GREAT appointment!! I am so so happy all looked great with Elvis and that you were able to see movements! I remember seeing Izzy move for the first time and feeling like it was such a miracle!! Shame you didn't get any pics but I am sure at the next BIG u/s you will get plenty!! enjoying feeling those kicks!!! xxx

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  3. Yay for the movements and a great appointment! You are almost close to your half way mark! :D

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  4. Wonderful news. And I'm glad Elvis is doing well - and also glad that you only have to go three weeks before you see him again!

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  5. So glad Elvis is doing so well!!!

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  6. Fran - it is so great to hear this news that everything continues to go so well!! Such happiness for you and your husband! Enjoy!!

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  7. I'm surprised he couldn't tell you the sex of the baby today. Women over here are finding out as soon as 16 weeks.

    I'm glad to hear everything is going so well. How could it not? You've paid the bill and now its time to receive the goods. I am so happy for you.

    *hugs*

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  8. Great appointment!!! and Yay! for starting to feel the movements:) Amazing:)

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  9. Yay for a great appointment! Grow little Elvis grow!

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  10. Aren't u/s's the most amazing things? I was in awe at every one. It's like being able to peek through the keyhole of heaven's door. Watching your unborn baby move and stretch and wave arms and legs....just incredible. I'm so glad everything is perfectly on track. You're in such a wonderful time of pregnancy! Love and hugs to you.

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  11. I'm so glad to hear that things are progressing well and that your Dr. was receptive to your questions and will check your cervix. You're almost half way there! Time really flies doesn't it?

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  12. Fabulous!! So glad that everything is going well.

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