Friday, January 20, 2012

1st OB Appointment

Today Pat and I had our first appointment with my OB in Naperville. This has all just been so amazing. We loved walking into that office instead of an infertility clinic! It is such a nice change (even though I miss my IRH staff!) As always, I am nervous, but more excited! Being we had our appointment at 9:30am we were one of the first patients of the day so we did not have to wait too long. I did the usual pee in the cup on arrival, weight, blood pressure...(feeling pretty normal at this point!) All checked out well. Even my weight has not changed even though I feel like I am eating more. I think those babies are already sucking up everything I eat. We went over my medical history with the nurse and signed some consent forms and got our Congratualtions on your pregnancy packet. All pretty cool...I had the chills for the entire appointment.

My first question was, since I am carrying multiples, we heard from a friend in Ohio that a periontologist is worth mentioning to monitor me more closely so we can always know the babies and I are healthy throughout the pregnancy. Periontologists are specialists. One of the subtopics of their specialty is pregnancy of multiples. This means more ultrasound checks!! I don't think I can go a whole month without seeing my two peanuts, so this is something I really wanted to happen! My doc said, we always send our mothers-to-be of multiples to periontologists and we work as a team through your whole pregnancy. My OB will deliver the babies, but my periontologist will act as more of a consultant to my OB. Pretty cool, huh? I will be seeing both docs throughout my pregnancy! I truly feel the babies and I are going to be monitored so well this way, and best of all, I get to see them more! :)

Next, Pat and I went into the exam room with the u/s machine. Now time for the good part...seeing the babies! Our doctor came in to do the scan. She tried to do an abdominal u/s, but the babies weren't going to give us a good picture that way, so we went for the vaginal scan. We aren't there yet! Right away I saw the now larger bodies or our two peanuts....they are looking more human! The picture is not very clear, but when we were there, it was very clear! I saw the heartbeats right away! Their hearts are now bigger and much easier to see. Our doc even said lets try to get some sound to these hearts. Baby A was first! What a beautiful sounding heartbeat. I looked at Pat and we were in AWE! We then moved to Baby B and the heartbeat was nice and strong...the sound filled the room. Baby A is measuring at 8w6d and Baby B is 8w1d! Right on schedule! Apparently, you want your twins to differ a tad bit in size.  Poor Baby B...Baby A seems to have such a a large sac. It is definitely claiming a territory in my uterus...They could not be any more perfect! :)

Wow...our twins are proof miracles do happen! They remind us everyday! We are DYING to know the are we going to wait!!??!?  We are going to find them out as soon as it is detectable. :)

After taking about a dozen pictures and measuring the babies, I got dressed and our doc gave us the info for a periontologist! woo hoo! Pat and I left the office on cloud 9...I think we drifted back to the car..It was a truly amazing day...we are so thankful for our two blessings...

I have been weaned off my PIO shots!!!  yay!! Now I am just on oral estrace and prometrium suppositories! yahoo!!!!


  1. WOOO!!!!! So exciting Katie! I hope you know right now I'm living through you. I'm totally as excited as you are and can't ever wait until your next post! LOVE IT!!

  2. Glad to hear things are going well. I e-mailed you a week or so ago with my congrats... but I saw on this post your dr is in Naperville. I am part of a twins club in the area- it's been a great resource for me. If you would like the info here is our website If nothing else you much shop our resale in April. Lots of great deals! Congrats again

  3. Double the excitement because it's not just one, but you have twins! I'm sure that you doubled your effort in taking care of yourself to keep your twins safe and sound inside your tummy. It's not easy to conceive a baby, what more two! But it's definitely satisfying and fulfilling. I hope the delivery went well and that the twins are both healthy!

    -Elli Degennaro @ CentennialObgynPA