Thursday, August 16, 2007


The 16 week update: Wherein I let out this breath I've been holding

Just been for my 16 week OB appointment. Let me tell you, it was a hell of a lot more pleasant than the last time I had a 16 week appointment, and did not live up in any way, shape or form to the "oh no, not again" anxiety dreams that haunted me all last night.

The whole thing lasted - I kid you not - maybe seven minutes. She checked my blood pressure (110 / 60) and asked how I was doing, and pulled out her doppler. Just because my life is not complete without some moments of heart-stopping drama, we didn't hear the heartbeat on the first side she tried - and my heart shrunk down to the size of a pea. And then, when she pressed her doppler to the left side of my abdomen, there it was: whoosha whoosha whoosha, that beautiful baby music. And my heart grew to the size of an elephant.

And that was it, the appointment in its entirety. The IPS results aren't in yet, so I'll have to check back early next week. But I'll happily celebrate good news when I can. 16 weeks and all is well!