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Saturday, June 19, 2010


First of all...I had my 10 week ultrasound and it was awesome! I haven't scanned it yet, but I will. We could see little arms and legs and a great big head.

I was released from Dr. B, and I went for my intake at the OB on Wednesday. It was a great appointment. I met the nurse practitioner...who I LOVE! The first thing she told me was that she had all 3 of her kids from IVF! And at Boston IVF. Which was really nice. I find so many people in "the real world" don't talk about it. Or way worse, pretend that it was natural. C has a cousin who had fraternal twins at age 50...and when I delicately, indirectly asked about it, she told me it was due to her being in great shape?!?! Um, really? As it turns out...surprise, suprise, that was a lie. I understand people being private, but if someone's in the same boat as you, then I think sharing is definitely helpful, or could be, to them. Anyway, the Nurse Practitioner was great. I'm so glad I chose this practice. So glad. They take their time and are so sweet and understanding. I don't feel like I'm at a factory which was the case before. We heard the heartbeat with the Doppler, I was so happy. I've seen it on the screen, but this was the first time I heard it.

So- I need some advice. C and I have to figure out whether or not to do the Early Fetal Testing. We didn't do it with Wyatt, but I'm do torn this time. I of course have to decide by Monday. What I don't like about it is that it's a bunch of odds that may or may not be true. From what I've read the odds that there really is a problem if you're put in the high risk group are pretty low. And what this really does is prompt for further, invasive testing. I am not ready to say yes to an amnio or a CVS. So, should I bother with this? Would I change my mind if my odds were really high?I would love to know what you've done and what your experiences were. I'm 32, so I guess that age is not the driving factor.

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  1. I am so glad that you are having such a great experience, and that your practitioner is so great! You deserve someone who will truly care for and treat you wonderfully! I agree, why wouldn't someone share their story with you?!?

    I did the Nuchal Translucency scan this time. Not because we would have done anything if it had shown something bad (we'd still be having this baby), but just because I wanted time to prepare for whatever was coming. "Arm yourself with knowledge" and all of that. I figured it would give me more time to read up on whatever needed it, etc. Even though baby girl didn't want to give the best angle for the NT scan, it was perfectly in range.

    Hugs to you!

  2. Thanks, Angie! We decided to do it. And we're scheduled for Wednesday. I think I want to know everything this time...