16 weeks today and I went in to see my OB for my first prenatal appointment with her. I love her. I had her during my 1st miscarriage and I fell in love then. Now, I'm head over heals! She is so cute, quirky and just down-right motherly. She totally acted on my anti-thyroid test and is sending me to an endocrinologist. She think I may have / have had borderline hypothyroidism and believes that may have caused my miscarriages. It is possible to have functioning thyroid but be suffering from hypothyroidism - and only the anti-thyroid test can indicate this. Unfortunately they only run this test after repeat loss. So she's sending me to the experts who will monitor me throughout the pregnancy just to be sure. I didn't have to fight, advocate or anything. She jumped right on it. HUGE relief for a girl who is terrified of anyone in authority!
I heard the babies heart-beat. She didn't have a measuring device on her doppllar but we heard it right away and it was easy to find. I've gained 5 pounds since my 11 week physical. But since I'm no longer sick - and eating a ton, I figure that's to be expected!
We'll go in a few weeks for our 18-20 week ultrasound. No we wont be finding out the gender. I have no desire. I will just wait and see what our little dragon comes out. However, gut feeling is team blue. Hubby and I and most of the family refer to it as a he - maybe because of the nickname dragon? Much more masculine than feminine. However, old age wives-tales would suggest baby is team pink. Higher heart rates, strong fetus (apparently females are stronger embryos and since we didn't miscarry one would think that it is stronger?!?!) Anyways we'll love it the all the same.
Usually at this stage the OB would see me every 4 weeks - but since there is some unanswered questions regarding the thyroid - I'll see her again in 2 weeks and then another 2 after that. She isn't concerned, but just wants to ensure things are going okay. I don't mind - any time I go and hear Dragon the better! Hopefully by then He/She is kicking up a storm!!
Starting to feel a bit more excited about this whole process. My bump is getting bigger! I think I may have felt the little one move here and there...but nothing that screams kick yet. Everything seems good as if it just may happen AND I'm totally feeling like all my needs are being met!
Tonight I start aqua fit to introduce some more structured activity back into my life. Should be interesting :)