Had my bonus ob/gyn appointment today -- as usual, I had to wait about an hour. If I had a flexible schedule, I would go earlier in the day or earlier in the afternoon, when she isn't so behind, but I don't have that option as a teacher, unless I blow my annual leave time (which I need to save for maternity leave) for a substitute teacher. Anyway, it's okay, as I do appreciate that I am never rushed and you get all the time that you want. Also, today, she was back to her sane, kind, normal self. Phew.
Dr. R followed up on some things she noticed in my chart from CCRM and confirmed my due date from them, which is 8/6/12. The ultrasound was also on my belly, NOT transvag -- woohoo! I asked about the spotting and she said she wasn't worried about it. The gummy bear now looks like Mr. Peanut -- I have not posted, because the u/s pics aren't great -- and definitely has increased in size. She also pressed on my belly (which just feels like belly to me) and said that my uterus is growing nicely. HR is consistent at 161. So this visit, which was definitely a courtesy/extra one, was very reassuring. Without the movement yet, who knows what the heck is going on there??? It's reassuring, too, to know that my growing belly isn't all just hamburgers. Though my ever-widening butt certainly feels like it.
I mentioned that given how well things are going, perhaps I should go ahead and tell people and Dr. R concurred. She couldn't believe that we hadn't told MiL yet, but she guessed that I had already told my mom. She chuckled at that. So now DH and my plan is to tell DS on Friday and then we will see MiL on Saturday and have him tell her that he's going to be a big brother. : ) Otherwise, I was going to be uber-conservative and wait til 13 weeks.
Next week I have the first trimester screen, so more u/s! But then no more til 20 weeks, poo. And not another appointment for another month. C'mon, who wants to go in on an u/s machine with me??