15 week appointment
I had a wonderful appointment today. My BP was fine, the baby’s heart rate was 141 and the best news, I don’t have to go back for 4 weeks! Ahhh…to be low-maintainence again!
The OB did say he wants me to have the Quad-screen test done at the beginning of 20wks and then a Level 2 ultrasound with the high-risk OB he works with. If the high-risk OB sees nothing to be concerned about, my OB says he is “good to go”. I will also have my thyroid levels checked at 20 weeks again, but he said I do not have to retest my glucose again until 28 weeks. I like that news too.
I was confused as to why I needed a Level 2 u/s and that I “had” to have the Quad test run when I thought it was voluntary, but after the OB explained that since the baby is not genetically ours and we don’t know the complete family history, he would feel best checking all that we could at the 20 week mark. It made sense then, but I tell you I have those “oh yeah” moments like today when the doctor told me his thoughts, where I remember that this tiny child growing inside of me is genetically not ours. This type of adoption is so different, but so amazing and I am blessed and honored to have been chosen to mother this little one who is thriving inside of my womb. Thank you God for this gift to our family.