The appointment went very well. I forgot to ask some of the questions that I had intended upon asking because I didn't write them down. Oh well...next appointment.
I gave 5 vials of blood. Some of which I didn't need to give because we did DE but I went along with it anyway because I am sharing blood with the baby.
They didn't check my weight or my blood pressure. They gave me a slew of magazines and some hospital information. We chatted for a few and then we got to hear the heartbeat. She said that if the baby didn't cooperate that she'd get the u/s machine but she wanted to try and find the baby first. It took her a minute and of course I was all panicky on the inside. Then she said, "there's the baby...he doesn't want to hold still." Then we heard it....all 175bpm of it. Hearing that sound brought tears to my eyes. It was amazing...and so surreal. I still have a hard time believing that it's happening to me, to us.
I gave the doctor some of our donor paperwork that was relevant to any tests I'd need to have. I forgot to ask about the NT scan so I did that on my way out. The doctor called not long after I got home and said that it was normally something she only recommended when the genetic age of the egg was over 35 but that she'd send in the order if I wanted her to. I told her that it would make me feel better if we could do that so she gave me the number of the place they send patients and I'll give them a call Thursday to schedule. It will give me a bit more peace of mind and anything that does that is a good thing.
Thank you all for your well wishes and your positive thoughts. I know that for some of you it's really hard to read my blog right now and I completely understand that. Knowing that you are out there and cheering me on means more to me than I can say. Thank you.
Now to figure out how to tell people without feeling like I'm going to jinx something. :-)