I had my first real OB appointment today. This OB came highly recommended by a friend of ours and so far we really like him. He has a great demeanor and it's a small practice so he will be the one to deliver our babies. We won't just get whoever is on call that day. That was really important to us. The visit wasn't too extensive, I think, because I still have one more appointment with Dr. N before I officially graduate to my OB's care. Mostly just getting some history and answering our questions. He did a quick ultrasound and the babies are doing great and were wiggling around like crazy. He says at this point we are down to only a 5% chance of miscarriage. The ultrasound was actually the thing that made me finally start to feel like a real pregnant lady. It was a belly ultrasound! So long, Wandy!
I got a good laugh when I got up on the exam table. I looked down at the stirrups and saw this:
Before I left, Dr. B asked me about the prenatal vitamins I was taking. I told him I was taking some recommended by my acupuncturist but they were hard to take because it's a packet of 7 pills. He said I didn't need to take that many (especially because of the nausea) and he would give me a few samples of others and I could decide what I liked. Well, this is what I came home with:
That big box in the back is a one month supply. I haven't counted how many are in the other packages, but I think this should last me at least a few months. That's a lot of money I just saved right there! He also suggested I take extra vitamin D as it's supposed to reduce the chances of gestational diabetes, pre eclampsia and pre-term labor. SH actually discovered this little factoid on Dr. Google the other day and has been the vitamin D police ever since.
I came home after the appointment to find a lot of cuteness. The box in the picture below is some maternity clothes my sister-in-law sent me (hopefully the first box of many). I threw the box in our (soon to be former) guest room until I feel ready to try them on. Today my cats decided they should cuddle up and take a nap in it. I think if they knew what those clothes meant, they would probably pee all over the box. They have no idea how much their world is about to change. They thought it was bad when we got a dog!