I know I promised news to appear about two weeks ago, but here we are. I had to reschedule my appointment to make sure I was completely covered (my only copay for the entire prenatal care is now $10- I'm glad I waited the extra two weeks). But now, I finally have something to report after today's visit.
Great news is that there has been no fresh hemorrhaging, as evidenced by my lack of bleeding. Obviously I knew this already, as I am the one who reports this to them, but there you go. I am scheduled for blood work and another ultrasound, but as far as results today, the nurse got out her Doppler and I got to hear Baby #2's heartbeat. The baby's still too small to feel (though that'll change pretty soon) so hearing the heartbeat really meant a lot. I was going to cry, but I was just so happy and relieved. I couldn't stop smiling today.
I am excited about this doctor's office because it is a group of doctors rather than just one. My last pregnancy was also with a group, though there were 5-6 people that could have potentially delivered Ben. This time there are only 3. During Ben's birth it was so nice to know that a doctor I knew would be there and wouldn't have to leave because of sleep/food/vacation/whatever, so I'm happy I have that option again.
This visit was my first official visit, so today I got lots of free, "Here, let us show you how to take care of a baby" handouts, long lists of medications and foods, and other random, useless handouts. It came in a nice folder and a little bag. Is it odd that this still made me feel special?
The best part about the visit today was the prevailing feeling that everything was going to be okay; I'm fine and the baby is fine. After my episode, I was feeling broken- like I wasn't working right. That feeling is (mostly) gone.
Stephen and I are rereading Harry Potter together- out loud. This seemed like a great idea- but I was looking at my shelf today and realized how... long that is. Good thing we absolutely love it.