Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Feeling very reassured and happy!

I had my first OB appointment today and, thank God, we were able to hear the baby's heartbeat! She almost couldn't find it, all we kept hearing was my heartbeat. She would catch it for a split second then lose it again. Finally she got it just right and we got to hear the reassuring thump-thump-thump going nice and fast, somewhere in the 150's(bps).
I was feeling so good after my appointment that I didn't even throw a fit when it took 3 people and 4 tries to draw my blood in the lab. Seriously, I'm just cursed when it comes to needles! I got 2 pokes in the normal spot on my arm from the first guy, 1 in the hand from a girl, and then they finally went and got someone more experienced and she got it from my forearm. 6 vials! They must be testing me for everything under the sun!
Next appointment won't be until the 16-20 week mark, but I think I'll be okay now that I've heard the heartbeat again. I couldn't help but worry until then!


MamaChristy said...

Great news!

Furrow said...

It's such a wonderful thing to hear that strong heartbeat. I understand why some people rent the machines, though I'd probably never find it at home.

I hear you on the blood. I couldn't believe they took so much from me the first time. I also just about fainted when I saw the bill for all the tests -- $1400! Thank goodness for insurance.

Congrats on a great appointment. Enjoy your day!

Shelby said...

Yay!! I'm so happy for you!! The sound of that heartbeat is just music to the ears!

Chris said...

That's wonderful!!

Not so wonderful about the blood draws. I feel your pain - my veins are crap as well.

So, so happy for you!