Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Thump, Thump, Thump, Thump...

That's the sound of the heartbeat I heard with the doppler yesterday at the OB appointment. It was the most beautiful sound I have ever heard. Of course I started crying immediately. When she took out that doppler I was so afraid of a repeat of what happened last time, when I heard that sound it was such a huge relief!! Dr. C didn't look for the second heartbeat. She told me that with the doppler and with multiples it's too hard to distinguish if you're hearing a different one. Anyone know if that's really true or if she was just in a rush or something to get to her next patient?
Anyway, the appointment went well. Everything seems to be OK. They took 8 vials of blood and I was surprised I could even walk out of the door after all that blood loss. I will have an ultrasound every four weeks because of the twins, which I am thrilled about because the more looks inside the better. And, we decided against any screening tests. So next appointment is not until 4 weeks from now. Ugh! March 12th. I hope I can make it.
Start weaning off of the progesterone today - down to one suppository instead of two for the next week. That makes me nervous but RE said it's time.

5 comments:

Susan said...

That is awesome that you had a great visit. Hearing those heartbeats is like music to the ears. What a wonderful sound!!

K @ ourboxofrain said...

What an awesome appointment! I'm thinking about being one of those crazy people who rents a doppler for at-home reassurance, but am not sure whether I'm ready to take that big step toward crazytown yet.

If you don't mind me asking, what made you decide against screening? We haven't decided yet and I'd love to hear any thoughts you might have.

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

YAY! Congrats on a great appointment.

We are appointment buddies--my next appointment is on March 12th as well. Is it just me or does that seem like an eternity? :)

Star said...

So very happy for you ... I know how wonderfully reassuring it is to hear that heartbeat. Myself, I rented a doppler and listened at least once a day until I felt movement consistently.

Helen said...

I know this is an older post, I just wanted to say that it is possible to distinguish between two heartbeats - there are even dopplers that can tell you if you're reading a baby you just read. Just wanted to say, so next time you can put your foot down :)