Just a few months ago I was whining about how often I had to go to the reproductive endocrinologist’s office to get my follicles checked. It was a lot: the first round of hard-core injectables, I went for follicle monitoring every 2-3 days for almost three straight weeks. I’ve seen my fair share of ultrasound monitoring so far this pregnancy, but nothing has quite compared to that. It’s almost ironic: there’s more precaution and observance of a pre-baby than this is an existing one.
Anyway, having a weird start to my pregnancy, and then carrying multiples has meant that I’ve been in the doctor’s office minimally once a month. Add in a few minor symptoms here and there, and it’s really been about every two to three weeks that I’ve been ankle-strapped onto a bed at the high-risk OBGYN’s office to make sure everything is going well. For the most part is has, and honestly, I can’t complain for one second.
The doctors and clinics we’ve worked with so far have been great. The first few times I called, slightly panicked because I was bleeding, their immediate response was “how soon can you be here for an ultrasound?” It’s nice to have access to a medical staff that is as willing as I am to drop everything to make sure these kiddos are developing well. Here’s the other reason why it’s great: lots and lots and lots of photos of said kiddos!
I’m not kidding… four months in and we’ve had more ultrasounds than most people get throughout their entire pregnancies. It won’t stop here either: in talking yesterday with another doctor from the clinic, I have two more months of monthly monitoring, and once we’re in the third trimester, I’m back there Every. Week. Goodbye, lunch-hour pedicures and errand-running. Again, the sonographers at our office are great. They know exactly what matters to the parents that come in: making sure the baby(ies) are growing, and getting that ultrasound picture. I typically get about four feet worth of photos printed out as a souvenir from each visit. Here are the winners from last week’s appointment!