We made it to double digits!! Woohoo! The last few weeks have not been that bad. Morning Sickness has subsided, for the most part, but I am still tired ALL the time. I am also super bloated from constipation (TMI, sorry) which sucks. This last weekend I went to San Diego for my sisters bachelorette party. It was fun, for a pregnant, sober person 😜 my sister is always giving me shit for not taking weekly “bump” photos so made me take this on the beach at 9 weeks.
So today we had our first OB appointment with Dr Maagdenberg. As I sat on the table waiting to meet her I told Matt I was nervous and hoped I liked her. He gave me a look and told me not to expect another Dr Stephens. I told him I know, but I still want to like my doctor! In walked Dr M, a super tall, blonde, very fit Russian woman.
She was very nice, but no nonsense lol. She told us right off the bat she isn’t going to congratulate us until we see the ultrasound. O-Kay. While she performed my Pap smear (ugh) she realized that we had come from NCFMC and therefore had already seen the babies and that there were two (I thought all my paperwork had been transferred to this new doctor. Something I’ll need to check with my clinic about later). Once we told her it was twins she got right to the ultrasound. She told us then that she had twins, which Was good to know for us. The babies are great, measuring 10 weeks + 4 days and 10 weeks +2, so both ahead of schedule. We got to see their heartbeats but not hear them.
After the ultrasound she sat down and talked about how this is a high risk pregnancy even though twins are more common now. I asked her if she had delivered twins often and she said yes all the time. She is more in favor or scheduled c sections, then letting new deliver on my own. Which is fine by me- but she said we would wait and see how the pregnancy progressed. A lot of everything with twins is “wait and see” because twin pregnancies can either be a breeze for some people or hell on earth to others.
All in all, we left agreeing that we liked her well enough. I know it’s a practice and I’ll be seeing who is available and not always her. At this point I’ll be going to the doctor every 4 weeks for a check up. And she is sending me to a specialist twice during the pregnancy to check fetal growth.
I just decided to put my gym membership on hold and will be enrolling in prenatal yoga twice a week at a studio here in Sacramento. Yoga and walking are all I can muster right now for excercise.
Only a few more weeks until 2nd trimester! ❤️❤️