Oh, phew. The little peanut (who looked more like a T-Rex today with tiny arms and legs) looked great today and was measuring on track at 9 weeks and 4 days with a heart rate of 176 bpm. It was moving all around, which was just incredible to watch. I will never stop being in awe of something so miraculous happening inside my body. I was particularly nervous about this week's ultrasound... I'm not sure why, but I slept terribly last night and the appointment couldn't have come quickly enough. My husband hasn't been coming to each of my weekly ultrasounds (which is totally fine), but this morning my dear friend was in the office for her 34 week visit so she came to the ultrasound and held my hand, which was so comforting.
So, one more week down in the first trimester as we inch closer to the big 12-week scan and the MaterniT21 test, both of which will happen on July 3rd.
I'm separately having some trouble wrangling doctors and trying to decide who will monitor me throughout pregnancy when it comes to my clotting. I saw a MFM who I love, but she is in an entirely different hospital system than my OB and the high-risk OB we will see. It is fine to have the MFM outside of my hospital system for now, but if we make it further along in the pregnancy, it will complicate things and I think there is a risk in having so many doctors involved leaving no one ultimately "accountable" for making decisions. That said, the high-risk OB wants to be less aggressive with my Lovenox dosing (for clotting), which I don't like. We'll obviously just figure this out, but I'm feeling a bit stressed about it right now with so many moving parts, coordinating test results and getting them sent to the right place, etc. My past medical experiences have taught me that I have to advocate for myself so I'm just trying to do that as much as possible.