We met with our OB today and I could not have asked for a better visit. I love, love, love my OB (Dr. Kessler in Charleston, if you are looking for one!). She talked with us for a long time and was almost more excited than we are!
My blood pressure was 117/78 and I'm down another 5 lbs (so 12 overall). My urine test was....well...a urine test, lol! She did a quick pelvic exam and said "You have a very pregnant uterus!" Ben and I couldn't help but laugh.
We also talked about what I want in a delivery, any questions Ben or I had, etc. She was so awesome when I told her I didn't want any plans written in stone. I would LOVE to avoid a C-Section and want to attempt to go med free- both things Ben is very supportive of. We will also not cut the cord until it has stopped pulsing, just so Baby gets all the nutrients from it. We were going to bank his/her cord blood, but the more I researched it, the more I read about delaying cutting the cord being just as beneficial (not to mention cheaper). And if you don't support my initial plans....bite me ;) Like I said, nothing is in stone, everything is flexible, so we will see when the time comes. I may get to L&D and beg for an epi as they wheel me through Admitting, haha! My main goal is to listen to my body and take things as they come. My OB is on the same page as Ben and I are, so that makes me feel even better about being with her.
We also signed our contract and agreed on a payment plan and after doing all that, all I can say is "Thank GOD for great insurance!". I can't imagine doing this without it. We virtually pay nothing. My prenatal visits, delivery, postpartum appts and all my lab work will run us about $100 total. YAY! The fact that my OB is at the hospital Ben works at AND I will deliver there make a HUGE difference and for that we are thankful for. We were planning on spending about $5,000 for this whole thing, so that is a huge break in our budget!
She also gave me a B-6 Rx for my nausea, which hasn't been too bad today so far. I did my routine gagging in the shower, but managed not to vomit! YAY! (It's the little things anymore, lol!)
I go back to see her in 4 weeks, but will have my NT scan before then. And now you are all caught up! We are coming up on the time we lost Buddha last time, so I am a little nervous. I just want to get through the next week, one day at a time. I'd love the extra prayers if you can spare them this week.
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