Yesterday was my initial appointment with my OBGYN. I started seeing her in August of 2012 about our fertility issues. She had us do some tests and then she referred us to Chicago-IVF. When I got released from the clinic on the 5th, I had made an appointment with this OBGYN (Dr. Yala) because I really liked her when I saw her 2 years ago.
It was a wonderful day. I took the whole day off of work. My appointment was scheduled for 10:30 and I wasn't sure if I would make it to work by noon. I only work about 5 minutes away, but with it being the first time that I was going there in 2 years, I wasn't sure how things were going to go. Well, the Dr. had two deliveries that morning, so she was running a little late. I got there at 10:15 for a 10:30 appointment. I filled out some paperwork and sat back down for awhile. They called me back a few minutes later to get my blood pressure and weight. I then went back out into the waiting room to wait for a room to open. At 11:20 my mother arrived (she had a doctor's appointment nearby at 9:45 and luckily made it in time to see her grandbaby). I got called back at about 11:25. I had to get fully undressed because the doctor had to do a breast exam and a pap smear on me...and we listened to the baby's heart beat, which was at 171bpm. After that I got to put back on on my bra and top and the nurses wheeled in the ultrasound machine and set it up. The doctor came back in and it was finally time to see the baby!
The machine shows a closer up picture of the baby than the one at the fertility clinic did. The last appointment at the clinic was more zoomed it, but this time (and it is also 2 weeks later) we could see the little arms and legs and they were wiggling around. I wasn't sure if I could use my phone to record it since the sign on the wall said that cellphone use is prohibited, but when I said that I wish that Mike could see it, she said that I could record it with my phone. When I was waking up my phone and getting to the camera, the baby stopped moving. Darn it, baby! It was the coolest thing that I have ever seen. Anyways, I got some awesome ultrasound pics though...
I didn't get out of there until about 12:05, so I'm glad that I just got a substitute teacher for the whole day. After the appointment my mom met me at my house where I dropped off my car and then we went to lunch at Panera Bread. After lunch we went to Kohl's (where my mom bought me some maternity tops and I bought myself some adorable owl fall pajamas), Target (where I wanted to buy big ticket baby items, but instead had to buy Monistat for my yeast infection...thanks for that, Crinone), and Hobby Lobby (where I purchased outside fall decorations). It was a wonderful afternoon, but I spent too much money.
I still can't believe that I am growing a baby inside of me. It is super cool, but also super weird. One of these days I'll get used to it.