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Perinatologist Appointment

Today was my first Perinatologist appointment. First of all, I love Dr. Perry who I just met. She was so down to earth and so honest about answering all my questions. They did an abdominal ultrasound (MY FIRST!!!!!!!) and I got to see the tater tots for like 5 minutes. Baby A was busy sleeping at first and then hiding behind Baby B. By the end of the ultrasound s/he got a little more active and was moving around for us. Baby B, on the other hand, was doing a dance routine for me. Moving around, flailing his/her limbs and be generally active. I think that will be our attention seeker. I could actually make out their facial features this time and I have to say, they are PERFECT. They have cute little noses and perfect little ears. It was too early to check for sex, but hopefully at the next ultrasound in 4 weeks.

We talked a lot about risks and since I am young and in good health, they are minimal. By 28 weeks I will be the size of a full term singleton pregnancy. She said that after about 26 weeks I will be quite uncomfortable and will probably need to back off work. I think I am going to stop teaching at one of the schools and only teach 2 classes. That way I might be able to work until May. Dr. Perry also explained that my C-section risk is at about 50-60%. I am ok with that, I am just glad she is giving it all to me up from.

I will continue seeing the peri every four weeks and I will get an ultrasound at each of these appointments. I will also see the OB every 4 weeks. That way these little tater tots will be monitored closely and we will know how they are doing at every step.

5 comments:

Tara 3:38 PM  

That's really great news. :) And how funny that your Peri is Dr. Perry.

Mandy 6:57 PM  

Glad that you had such a good appt and got to see the tots on an u/s. Those moments certainly make the m/s a little more bearable.

Tom and Sherri 9:40 PM  

I just wanted to say congratulations! I ran across your website last night and really enjoyed reading your story. My husband and I just started our first IVF cycle this past Sunday. It seems like such a long way to go.

Congratulations again and best of luck!
-Sherri

Kelli 6:34 AM  

Hey!
I worked with Dr. Perry at Cooper- she is the absolute best!!!!!

A 1:57 PM  

a little random, i was thinking, it would be funny if you call one tater and the other tots, when they are born. or, even name them according to baby A and baby B.... so if baby A is a boy, he could be Aidan, or if a girl, Agnes... or... :) i'm enjoying this. I'm glad all is well for you, bry and the tots.

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