Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Doctors x2

Today was a busy day and I am so tired that I think I'm going to pass out after I finish typing this! First, I haven't been getting the best sleep for the last week or so but last night I actually slept amazingly (minus the fact that I still woke up twice to pee). Go figure that the one night I finally get some good sleep is the night I have to wake up at the crack of dawn for an early morning doctors appointment. It's been raining on and off for the last few days and it was so nice to hear the rain outside every time I woke up.

Anyways, I saw Dr. Lee today and had an awesome ultrasound!! Little baby was dancing around all over the place. I've seen it move before but it's been mainly just little twitches or the arms moving about. This time, however, baby's entire body was moving. It was sooooooo cool to see. Mike has been doing a hilarious impression of it "dancing" that cracks me up every time. I guess that sugar twist donut I grabbed on the way out of the house really woke up the little one! Dr. Lee is going on vacation for the rest of the year so I won't be seeing him for two weeks (Jan 2) which feels like forever from now since I'm used to my weekly appointments. And they did tell me that since I will be 12 weeks, that will be my last appointment! It will be so nice to finally be a "normal" pregnant lady but I will miss all the ultrasounds... Mike and I are going to get some sort of thank you gift for Dr. Lee and the whole staff, I'm thinking maybe an Edible Arrangement (those fruit arrangement things). His whole office has been more then amazing throughout this entire process and we want them to know how much we appreciate it. After all, they gave us the ultimate gift - our baby! 

Here's our little cutie (check out those arms and legs)!!

10 weeks 2 days

After that appointment Mike went to work and I headed to my mom's so that she could go with me to my OBGYN appointment. I wasn't sure what to expect since this was only my 2nd appointment with her and last time they literally just gave me a bunch of literature on pregnancy. I had to give a urine sample, though I'm not sure what they test it for. Then the main nurse, Stephanie, tried to hear the heartbeat with the Doppler which bummed me out because I think Mike would have come if he knew they were going to do that. But she wasn't able to find it so I guess it worked out. She wasn't too concerned that she couldn't hear it, especially since I told her I had the ultrasound this morning and everything was fine. She said that 10 weeks is usually the earliest they are able to hear it because of how small the baby still is and since I said it was moving around a lot that makes it even harder to find. After that Dr. Sugihara came in and felt around on my tummy. She said she is just feeling to make sure the uterus feels like it is the right size and in the right place for how far along I am. That was it! I'm not used to having an appointment related to this pregnancy where I don't have to undress from the waist down, lol. I won't be seeing her again for a month (which will be the routine until later in pregnancy). She said we should definitely be able to hear the heartbeat on the Doppler by then so Mike will be coming with me for sure.

Besides for that I am scheduled to have my glucose tolerance test on Thursday. Ugh, I am so nervous. I REALLY don't want to have gestational diabetes. I don't really feel like I have any of the symptoms that I have read about but I'm still really nervous. My mom had it with one of her four pregnancies and then one of my sisters had it (the one who my mom was pregnant with, oddly enough). I know it's not going to be the end of the world if I do end up having it. I will just have to be careful with what I eat etc. I don't think there's much you can do to help pass the test - if you have gestational diabetes you have it. But, with that said I am avoiding carbs and sugar today and tomorrow just to be safe. I'll be sure to let you know how it goes.


  1. Fast before the test!!! For real! It is so much sugar that if you eat anything you will get really sick. So fast!!

    Also the urine test is to test for signs of infection, sugar in your urine (a sign of GD) and proteins (a sign of pre-e).

    1. Thanks for the advice. I've been eating really good today (avoiding carbs and sugar) and won't eat anything after dinner until after the test....

  2. Glad the baby looks good still! yay for happy u/s and moving on to the OB office :)

  3. Yaaaay for the little dancer!!!

    It's weird to transition from the RE to the OB....
    I totally went through sono withdrawal!

  4. That is awesome that you got to see your little one dancing and I totally hear you on missing the ultrasounds, which you will miss. It has been almost 8 whole weeks without seeing my little one and I can hardly wait till Friday!