Overall, I would say my assessment of the appointment is mixed. My ob/gyn was not as cool and magical as I'd remembered her to be. Maybe because I haven't seen her in over a year and she didn't really know who I was. Maybe too it was late in the day and I annoyed her by mentioned "the Internet" one time too many (but when she asked me how I knew about NT scans, that's the honest answer). A couple times when I asked her questions, "She said, I don't have that figure memorized. If I had known you were going to ask that, I would have looked it up before I came in." (about miscarriage rates -- which having had one, I'm nervous about -- jeez). "I'm not in that field. If I had studied that, I would be practicing that now." (basically saying that I should direct that ? to my RE, who I don't see anymore... SORRY!). So it was weird. BUT, she let me take as long as I needed and it was a long visit. She also does the u/s herself and really let me watch the baby for a long time. Heartrate was 161, lower, but I'm assuming fluctuations are normal. She also pounded on my stomach (practically) to wake it up and so we got to see the gummy bear dance a bit. Even though the aforementioned put me off a bit, she did offer to assuage my nerves by letting me have another u/s in two weeks. So I appreciate that. It's so weird when at CCRM you are there all the time and they monitor every little thing to now be so isolated and on your own for so much of this. Just a waiting game now.
In other news, I am wearing a belly band for the first time. Mostly because my pants (having gained 10 lbs this year) were already on the verge of not fitting before the BFP. So between my prenatal hamburgers and those 10 lbs, I can barely wear anything except for elastic waistbands comfortably. I don't feel right digging out my old maternity clothes yet and who knows how dated and sketchy those look (being from 6 years ago). The jeans are probably light colored. : ) Anyway, I am feeling good, down to my one endometrin per day (with Friday being the last day) and am wearing just a single Vivelle patch, which is the last one. Really nervous about the wean with no monitoring. I asked my ob/gyn about that and she said they don't monitor progesterone and estradiol and that I should just trust Dr. G or ask for a consult. I was hoping that they could squeeze that in among all the other bloodwork I have to get done. Poo. I'm tempted to bug/beg CCRM for one last blood test.
I'm also ready to start telling people, but I'm definitely going to stick to 13 weeks to tell coworkers, FB friends, etc. I'm just really excited to tell DS and other family members, but mostly DS.
Okay, gotta get back to work. Hope 2012 is off to a great start for everyone!