Tuesday, November 24, 2009

15 Week Doctor Visit

Yesterday I had my first appointment with my new doctor. I didn't end up seeing him, as he was out delivering someone else's baby, but I was able to get in to see his backup doctor, who I like just as much as my regular doctor. (I'll probably end up seeing more of the backup doctor anyway, so that will work out fine.) It was a pretty simple visit, just going over the basics, making sure I was caught up on everything, etc.

I am officially back to my pre-pregnancy weight now. I lost a total of 4 pounds, so I guess now, at 15 weeks, I am starting the uphill climb. I'm not sure how I feel about that - I was kind of liking the fact that I hadn't gained anything! But, I suppose starting to gain from 4 pounds below my pre-pregnancy weight is a good thing. :)

We did an ultrasound since it was my first visit with this new clinic. I told the doctor that I did not want to find out the baby's gender yet, since Mike wasn't with me. So, we didn't look anywhere near the baby's junk. :) Baby is starting to look crowded in there now! Baby has definitely grown (just over 15 centimeters now) and the spine is really noticeable now. Baby was measuring right on schedule. He or she was doing some kind of dance in there - bouncing up and down and waving the arms all around. Gotta put those legs to good use, I suppose! :)

My next visit is December 21st, and my big ultrasound isn't until January 2nd. Mike and I decided that we couldn't wait that long, so we scheduled a 3D ultrasound for this weekend. I will be 16 weeks, so hopefully baby will cooperate, and we'll be able to find out the baby's gender - just in time for Christmas shopping! Wish us luck...and stay tuned! :)


Johanna said...

Oh! Good luck! I shouldn't find out until February, and that seems like forever away!

Alanna said...

Seriously! I was SOOO hoping to find out by Christmas, so I was so disappointed that I didn't get scheduled til after the holidays! At least it'll be a good confirmation after the 3D ultrasound. :)