Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Graduating from the RE to the OB

On December 4th 2013, I graduated from the RE (fertility specialist). I feel like that is going to be a day I always remember, although it feels so weird right now.  At 6w6d I went in for my 2nd ultrasound.  Dr. L said if we saw a heartbeat and everything looked good that I would be down to a 10% chance of anything going wrong and I would move on to the OB.

When I arrived, the waiting room was the fullest I have ever seen it, full of pregnant bellies I might add. I am so thankful that I never had to deal with that all the times I came in for fertility treatment. I wonder if they time the appointments or if it was just chance.  When they were ready, Nurse C greeted me with a huge smile.

The Ultrasound looked perfect, just a yoke and a heartbeat.  I did mention my shortness of breath issue to Dr. L so he listened to my lungs and heart. He said everything looked and sounded fine but to let the OB know to keep an eye on it.  If I notice any leg swelling before my OB appointment to call him, apparently this can be a sign on a clot.  With that and a few more suggestions he officially graduated me to the OB.  We talked about OB choices and I was relieved to hear the one I had been leaning towards did her residency with him!  It was such a happy and sad occasion. I gave Nurse C a big hug as I left. 

I am thinking about sending them an edible arrangement or something, I know this is their job but they just go so above and beyond I want them to know they are appreciated.  Is it weird to send a Doctor and his nurses a Thank you?

Below is the ultrasound from our 11/25 ultrasound, the very first one where we saw Baby Bell. Just a tiny littler fertilized egg that we instantly fell in love with.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful. I sent your OB a thank you note after you were born so I think it's nice that you want to thank the people who have helped you. Being nice is always a good idea! ;-)