We made it to the second trimester! Someone pinch me! We have officially passed the farthest we’ve ever made it now.
Last week after a great day on Capitol Hill advocating for infertility, we headed to Norfolk to visit Nicole and to attend our big 12-week doctor’s appointment with the Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist (MFM). The MFM is sometimes called a perinatologist and is basically a high-risk doctor. We are seeing him because of the twin pregnancy. We had a wonderful visit with Nicole and her family and can’t wait to go back again.
The doctor comes into the room with a swish of his white coat. He introduces himself and I immediately like him.
He says, “I love questions. I hope you have lots of them.”
To which, I reply, “Oh yea, I have my Google doc right here.”
He was wonderful. Very interested and engaged. He didn’t rush us at all. I told him about my history and therefore my anxiousness and fear.
Nicole has already seen an OB/GYN and we couldn’t attend that appointment. They were treating us as “normal” and only scheduling appointments 4 weeks apart, which for me at 8 weeks, was an eternity. I called to talk to them about it and they just wouldn’t listen to me. I was quite unimpressed. We ended up going to one of those ultrasound places at 10 weeks, which was great.
However, he said we could come in for an ultrasound whenever we wanted. Yep, love this guy. We asked if we could only be seen by his practice or if we had to go to him and the OB in tandem. He said it’s up to us, so I think all three of us, without even having to discuss it, decided the OB was fired.
Then, just to further cement my excitement over finding such a great doctor, he gave us his email and cell phone number and said to call him any time. He took out his iPhone and asked me to add myself.
We all just really connected with him. We had a break before our ultrasound, so he suggested we walk next door to the hospital and have lunch there.
I am very happy to say that for this ultrasound, I wasn’t imagining what kind of horrible outcome it could have. I was happy and excited to see the babies, with a little nervousness thrown in.
Our ultrasound tech was really nice and was very vocal throughout the entire process, explaining exactly what she saw and what she was doing. Thank goodness, because otherwise, I would have thought something was wrong.
The babies looked great and were wiggling all around. The NT scan was good and everything else that they checked was good.
Such a relief. Again, someone pinch me!