Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Well, Hello There...
Today was my first prenatal appointment with my new doctor, Katie Welch. I was referred to her by my friend Melanie, who is also pregnant, and I'm very lucky that I was able to hook up with her because she works with Women's Health Associates at Boone and I only hear good things about them. Shortly after meeting, she knew all about my past experience with Fiona, and all of my fears about this pregnancy. She wants me to get the NT scan at 12 weeks, which checks for chromosomal abnormalities, and if the odds look really good, there is no reason for me to get a CVS and continue the worry. That appointment is still a month away, so hopefully I can get it out of my head until that time comes. But it tends to be all consuming at times and there is nothing I can do to not worry. The good news is I got an early ultrasound today to check for multiples babies and the gestation age. Well, me and my mom's epiphany about twins was wrong; I'm only having one baby. But the age of the gestation was spot on- 8 wks, 5 days. And all looked great! Heartbeat was 175 bpm (normal) and he was developing as he should (notice how I'm saying he- I'm still convinced). All I can pray for is for the good news to continue and have a healthy baby in my arms when all is said and done.
Posted by Abby Larson at 4:59 PM