Things looked good at the U/S today! It was our first OB appointment, even though we're seeing an MFM doctor, but this guy is much closer to where Gabby lives so she doesn't need to drive 2 hours each way almost every week.
I don't know what it is but I manage to work myself up into near-panic attack mode by the time an appointment comes around. We did not go today as we've already missed 2 days of work in the last three weeks, only participated by text because I can't stand the thought of "real-time" tragedy occuring.
"So they're looking for the heartbeats now....still looking...and...oh no," is what I have in my head and what I can't take. If the news is bad, tell me after the fact...a live accounting of it is just too much. Of course, by text wasn't that much better...as it involved a lot of "Did vitals, now waiting for the doc....Still waiting...still waiting...what's your cardiac condition again?" I was petrified.
But both babies are still there - one hb was at 167, the other at 171, and they were flipping around and moving up a storm (Gabby likes to give them a sugar rush right before an ultrasound). They didn't really measure them...they were using a portable u/s and said they couldn't get good measurements but guessed between 50-58 mm, so that sounds ok.
As for the spotting, which has happened on an off through the pregnancy thus far the doctor said it could be lots of things, none that seem worrisome. I guess I'll have to trust him on that.
And he's totally cool with Skyping during appointments, which is great to know! He recently did a delivery via Skype - the dad was in Pakistan - so cool! A lot of doctors aren't.
So the next u/s will be a more formal measuring one but not for two more weeks, boo. Then starting at 16 weeks she has to go in every week until 23 weeks. I forgot to ask why but I think it's related to s/r in some way because Dr. K told us this last week. Then after 24 weeks it's every 2 weeks again until 30 weeks, then back to every weeks. We will be getting TONS of ultrasounds! I am so so glad.
Our official EDD is March 3, 2013, but it looks like we will be closer to mid-February with twins.
I am SO relieved it's not even funny.