I could barely sleep Sunday night in the excitement and anticipation of my first OB appointment on Monday. Considering how tired I have been and how much I have been sleeping that is huge! It seemed like forever ago (8/22) that we learned I was pregnant with Baby Bean. I would have loved to have seen my OB sooner, but scheduling conflicts pushed the appointment back. Thankfully, I can easily email my OB so what little questions I had before my appointment (mostly related to exercise) she answered for me.
Mr. Healthy Diva met me at the clinic and sat through my first appointment with me. I honestly thought that he would ask more questions, but he was really pretty quiet. He looked a little squirmy during the actual exam and then said he wouldn’t be staying for the blood draws, haha.
When Dr. Lessman tried to find Bean’s heartbeat she couldn’t locate it because my uterus sits really far back. She said that this is fairly common and just meant good news for me- I could have my ultrasound later in the day instead of waiting a week. Unfortunately, Mr. Healthy Diva had a client appointment so he had to go back to work and missed my ultrasound. I was pretty bummed about that.
The ultrasound was one of the coolest things. I couldn’t believe how much detail there was of Bean. It was easy to make out little arms and legs. In one shot Bean’s little feet were kicking around like crazy which just solidified that they are going to be a little runner. The tech that did my ultrasound was amazing. She explained everything that she was doing and made me feel really comfortable. I just wished that Mr. Healthy Diva could have been there- seeing Bean on the screen made everything seem real.
Baby Bean's debut!
Little feet that were kicking around like crazy!
Bean is real!!! There really is a baby!
Everything in the appointment checked out perfect- Bean’s heartbeat was at 180 which the tech said was perfect. My vitals were all good as well. In one month I gained 6 pounds which is slightly frightening, but it is what it is. Bean’s official due date is 4/27/2014.
9.23.13-- 9 weeks, 1 day
Questions for you:
IF you have been pregnant….
Did you stay active throughout your pregnancy?
How much weight did you gain?
Did you cry at your first ultrasound? People asked me if I did, but I didn’t. I was just excited to see Bean!