First Pregnancy Pregnancy

second appointment a relief

After my initial appointment around 4.5 weeks to confirm my pregnancy, I anxiously await Monday, May 16, the day of my second appointment when I find out if everything was looking ok. I was tense all weekend, and Monday morning was trying to hard to keep it together. Thank goodness I didn’t schedule an appointment for that afternoon.

The first thing the doctor did was an ultrasound, which showed a tiny blur of a baby and a yolk sac. The doctor said the baby’s heart beat was a strong 148, which was perfect. He said that at this point, the chance of miscarriage is only 1%. After hearing this, I let out a big breath and felt a wave of relief rush over me. I had no idea how much tension and worry I’d been carrying around. Most of the time, I try to bury those kinds of emotions 🙂 The Doc printed out a small picture of my sonogram and said it’d be the beginning of my scrapbook.

I chatted with the Doc a couple minutes and asked him a few questions, and he told me I’d come back every 4 weeks for the next stretch. So my next appointment is June 13, when I should be just over 11 weeks. If all goes well, I’ll reveal the big news after that appointment.

I then went to the Lab for bloodwork and was in and out of the office in 45 minutes. Wow, I had heard that sometimes it takes more than 2 hours for an initial visit, but I had already filled out paperwork with my background. So I guess that saved a lot of time. I definitely appreciate the efficiency.

The Doc said my due date was Dec. 29, based on my last period. But because I was tracking my basal body temp online and used and ovulation predictor kit, I feel pretty confident about when I ovulated, so I’m sticking with Dec. 31.



I'm a full-time wife and semi-stay-at-home mom to four young kids. Day to day, I help my husband with his small business, but when I have any extra time, you can find me cooking or being active outdoors with my family. We live at the foothills of the North Georgia mountains and are embracing modern homesteading month by month.

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