I had my 6 week OB appt today. The nurse came in and said "That's a nice dark line!"
: Of course, I knew that since I already tested again 2 days ago.
Bringing the kids worked out fine. In the waiting room, they have a new fire engine play structure thingy. It's wood and has bead toys and sliding cars and some other stuff, plus a steering wheel and all that. The kids were *thrilled*.
When she called me back, I had the nurse watch Aaron while I peed. Then we went into the exam room and I got out a Color Wonders coloring book and markers. We cleaned off a bookshelf yesterday (one where things were laying horizontally and stacked on top of each other instead of sitting nicely side-by-side), and found the Color Wonders stuff. I knew that'd be great for the doctor's office, since it doesn't mark on other stuff! I also brought two trains from the Geotrax set, but Aaron only played with one briefly. Once he discovered that you could put a cap on both ends of one marker, he had a blast with that the whole time.... he figured out how to make it a rocket launcher.
Doctor came in and my LMP-based EDD is June 16, using an ovulation day of 14. I actually ovulated CD 15 or 16, so June 17 or 18 is more correct, but it doesn't matter. I don't expect to even make it into June.
They'll adjust the date after the u/s I'm getting in 2 weeks. I'll be 8 weeks then, so it will be a pretty accurate u/s (last time it was within 2 days of my charting based date
). I don't expect my EDD to change much though. I'm hoping to keep it on the earlier side, as that's helpful for me since I tend to go early. My midwife can deliver me out of hospital starting at 36 weeks. So that's my main goal. I'd really love to get to 38 this time, but I doubt that will happen. My previous kids were 29w4d (PPROM at 29w0d) and 36w6d (no PPROM, but may have had a slow leak during the third trimester).
My OB says my chances of PPROM are low like last time - still a possibility, but not likely to happen. I love that he isn't over medical about it. I know some people want that, and that's fine, but I don't want an u/s of my cervical length every week or anything like that, and he never even suggested it last time. I'm pretty sure I don't have IC... I may have just had a weak bag of waters, and I took Vit. C last pregnancy to help strengthen it. I'm doing the same this time.
I asked the OB about abs exercises at the gym, as the physiologist that makes my workouts wanted the OB to ok abs stuff before he assigned them. OB said abs work was fine up until the 3rd trimester, and then you just have to alter it. I imagine I probably won't be up to it by then anyway, but we'll see. I'm going to talk to the physiologist on Friday when I go for my Yoga class (which I skipped Monday, and probably should have done Monday instead of Friday since I'm feeling a LOT worse as of last night!).
So I'm feeling really
, but I had a good day otherwise.