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Let me start off saying, I have been having horrible nightmares about my first appointment. I am not sure why, but I kept thinking the worse of everything. Well I had my first appointment today at 10:15 this morning. I went in & we did some paperwork, the nurse asked normal questions, she checked my blood pressure, weight (lost 15 pounds so far this pregnancy, since I have been so ill), and then she got out the baby doppler. I was so scared of this part, thinking the worse.
She tried for 20 minutes to find a heartbeat and couldn't, so she brought in two of her nurses she works aside and they couldn't find it either. I started to panic. So she ordered a sonogram and had me go downstairs in the hospital to have it done.
GOOD NEWS. Sonogram was perfect, they found the heartbeat (he/she was moving quite a bit and being very active so that's why they couldn't find it before). But the heartbeat was 169 and everything looks perfect. She measured the baby and I am exact on my thought of a due date - March 1st. So I will be 11 weeks tomorrow (Thursday).
I will see my doctor every 2 weeks instead of once a month for most of my pregnancy due to my PIH last pregnancy, so they want to keep an eye out in case I develop it again. But I am really excited. I had to have a copy of the sonogram so I could share with all you ladies!
So awesome!! Same thing happened at my appt today. Dr. couldn't find the hb with the doppler, which he said is still really common this early. He only tried for like 20 seconds though before he took me over to the next room for an u/s so I wouldn't freak out. LOL. Love that pic of little baby! It's exciting to see them actually start to look like babies. haha