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It went great!
I was super nervous, but the OB was awesome! She didn't even do an internal or a PAP because she believed me when I told her I just had one. (they usually don't care what YOU say) She talked to me, is FULLY accepting of me continuing to breastfeed my dd, and even of tandem nursing if we go that route. That was a big weight lifted off my shoulders. Finding a doctor that agrees with your style of parenting, etc.. is often not easy.

I haven't gained any weight yet, still holding at a steady 5 pound loss. All my bloodwork, etc came back fine.

I had the pleasure of being poked with the dildo type ultrasound wand, and there was a baby! (Yes, only one!)
After two blighted ovums, the first heartbeat check or ultrasound is always the worst for me. I hold my breath and wait for them to say everything looks well.

The little sprout was in there jumping around and wiggling for everyone, so we could get a few good snapshots. The heartbeat looked great, and the OB proclaimed it a very viable pregnancy.

She did change my due date from Jan 6th to Jan 12th. She said from growth there was about a week difference so she'd change it. That way if I go over, they won't be pressuring me to induce.

Now I go back every month. The next big exciting appointment isn't until 20 weeks.

That's it for my update!
It was a VERY good appointment and I'm much happier now. I feel like I can breathe a sigh of relief and really start to enjoy this pregnancy now.
 

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This is fabulous news! I love to hear these happy stories. My big appointment isn't until June 28th and I'm dying to find out that this is a viable pregnancy. It feels like time is ticking by so slowly.

I'm so glad to hear that all went well!
 

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Originally Posted by WitchyMama2
I had the pleasure of being poked with the dildo type ultrasound wand, and there was a baby! (Yes, only one!)

The little sprout was in there jumping around and wiggling for everyone, so we could get a few good snapshots.
Sounds like a good time was had by all! :LOL

Seriously, congratulations on all the good news!

~nick
 

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gethane-- trans- vag U/S isn't that bad. i had one before I was pregnant to diagnose PCOS, and one while preggers (so far). It IS like a big huge "friend," but, in my case, I had to insert it, and it wasn't uncomfortable at all. Also, keep in mind that my birth canal is half as big as most of you (I have a septated birthcanal which makes sex and tampon insertion uncomfortable). So, a big "thumbs up" for the trans-vag! You don't have to drink a lake of water to see your baby
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Thank you SO MUCH for all the replies!! I really am suddenly more in tune with this pregnancy. I think I was distancing myself because I was worried about not finding a heartbeat. (after a few times of ending up that way, I was more thinking it would end in m/c than an actual baby ya know?) I'm thrilled to be able to actually enjoy it a bit.

: I'm actually a bit embarrassed to say that, it feels real now! Intellectually I knew I was pregnant before.. but holding out on the emotional side of it, which feels kinda crappy. Now dh and I are really happy and talking about the baby a whole lot more than we were before.

To all those who are waiting to hear the heartbeat soon, good luck!! I hope for the best for every one of you!
 

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WitchyMama-- Don't be embarrassed!! Dh and I were so surprised when we saw our ultrasound. My husband got all emotional and I hung up on my mom when we saw the heartbeat (long story). I had to coerce DH to talk to the baby before my U/S, but now it feels more real to him, and he really has become more involved with my tummy
. It also became so real to me when the lil guy swam around and waved-- with my fertility issues I wasn't sure if we would ever see that ultrasound!
 
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