How is it that I have only gained one pound since before my IVF cycle? I definitely have a pooch already and I’ve been eating nonstop (literally) so it’s hard for me to believe I’ve only gained a pound in 3 months. I can’t even button up any of my jeans! (P.S. Did I tell you that my dad totally spotted my belly at Christmas? After we shared our news he said “I thought it looked like you had a beer belly!”. The funny thing is I don’t even drink beer. What a nerd. Love that guy though.)
Today’s ultrasound went well! Measuring exactly on target and strong heartbeats. My ovaries are still huge. I think I like this second MFM group better. I’m high risk so I’m looking forward to the extra care. Besides the first OB I met with messed up the nuchal scan scheduling. She tried to schedule it for 9w5d and they already drew the blood (finger prick). After conferring with Dr. Google, I found out after that the nuchal scan can’t really be done until 11-13 weeks of pregnancy and the finger prick can’t be done until 9w4d at the earliest and mine was done at 6w5d. Argh! When I called to confirm, they were like “Uh, yeah. That’s too early. Come in when you’re 12 weeks.” That kinda pissed me off. I shouldn’t have to double check stuff like that. I think the group I met with today will take better care of me. Plus, I can share doctors with Sienna. 🙂
So now if I’m making the switch to the group I met with today, I won’t get another peek until the nuchal scan on 1/24 (12w3d). (I’ll cancel the nuchal scan with the other OB on 1/21.) So far away! I suppose I could still sneak in and meet with the other OB on 1/12 as planned but that seems excessive especially if I don’t plan to go to her.
I also have to meet with a genetic counselor next week to discuss the risks of being of “advanced maternal age.” Blech. Whatevs. 35 is the new 25, bitches.