Thursday, October 16, 2008

Appointment update

Well I had my appointment yesterday and since it was my first official appointment for this pregnancy, it took forever! I had a physical, pap smear, blood pressure, urine analysis, weight, fundal height check, and fetal heart tones check. AND they took 5 vials of blood. AND I had to get a flu shot. When she did the flu shot the first time, the medicine blew out the sides of the needle where it connects to the syringe. So I had to get stuck a second time in the arm so I'd actually get a dose of the flu shot.

We were able to get a clear heart rate for one of the babies, it was 164. We could hear the other baby's heart beat but it wasnt loud enough for the doppler to pick up to register the heart rate. But it sounded about the same. So that was very nice...to get to check on both the babies! She said anytime I feel nervous and want some reassurance I can come in for a fetal heart tones check.

This morning I woke up with a headache. I took some Tylenol but it wont go away. I just want to go to sleep and see if it goes away. =( I hope I dont get sick from the flu shot. Ugh!

OH - I gained 2 pounds. Finally!

My next appointment will be in 4 weeks when I am around 16 weeks pregnant.

1 comment:

Intending To Be Parents said...

I have been working like crazy for the past few weeks on a big work deadline so I have been delinquent in my blog reading, and am just catching up now. I'm glad to hear your first OB appointment went well! I'm sorry to hear about the food aversions though :(

Reese's first OB appointment is supposed to be the 29th at 12w4d and since it's been since 8w3d that they peeked in at them, I am a teensy bit nervous - I'm hoping they'll be able to pick up heartrates just to give us a little sigh of relief since it would probably be another 4 weeks until the next appointment too. I'm desparately trying to be patient, but I don't think that's my strongest quality :)