Monday, August 17, 2009

1st Perinatologist Appt.

So today was our 1st visit with the perinatologist. I say our 1st visit, because apparently we will be visiting him quite a bit more as the pregnancy progresses. We met with the ultrasound tech and she asked a lot of questions about my history and what medicines I was taking. Then she did quite a bit of looking at the baby with the ultrasound. She said that everything looked well and we even got some of the 3D images at the end of the session. The baby wasn't being very cooperative--in one he even put both his hands up in front of his face. She took quite a few pictures and then also gave them to us on a CD, which was really nice. It made loading the ones below much easier than scanning them in!

The Dr. came in a spoke with us about the results. He said that the baby looked great! All of his measurements were right on and he was in the 49%--so not too big and not too small, but just right! They also estimated his weight at 1 pound 2 ounces. He also talked to me a little about the APA syndrome. He made it sound a little scarier than I was thinking that it was. He wanted me to add a baby aspirin, as well as continue taking my daily Lovenox injection. He then said he wanted to see me back in 4 weeks to check everything again, and then from that point on he would see me weekly! I was a little surprised at that, but understand that they want to make sure that my body continues to give adequate blood supply to the baby so that he is growing appropriately. This way if they think things aren't going well, then they can see that soon and make arrangements for delivery.

So overall, it was a good appointment and we were a little excited that we would be seeing the baby lots in the future:) I put 2 of the 3D pictures below--I love looking at them! Hope you enjoy them as well.


  1. Those pictures are really cool! I'm also jealous that you get lots of ultrasounds. I got 1. Wish I would have had more so the dr would have known that Nolan was a beast baby!


  2. LOL Jeni. Andrew was always hiding too.

  3. I didn't realize that you only had 1 the whole time! I will be totally spoiled by them by the time we are done!