Monday, March 12th was my 1st OB appointment. I wasn't supposed to have it for another week and a half, but the spotting deemed an earlier appointment necessary.
I was taken to the room where I had always had ultrasounds to make sure my ovaries were "quiet" before we began stims and also where we had counted and measured growing follicles during both rounds of fresh IVF. Dr. Larry King came in, asked a couple questions about the spotting, and went right to work hooking up the ultrasound machine.
And then we got to see the most precious thing I've ever seen. There was a little blob. The Doc allowed Hubby to take a little video on his phone of him/her. Then we got to hear the heartbeat - squish squish squish - 138bpm. Music to my ears. A weight had certainly been lifted! Doc measured our little blob and it was measuring right on time at 6w1d. He also took the time to look around at my ovaries and tubes, finding no reason for spotting. He finally just said that it may be something that I do for a bit - that he's astonished more women don't spot given all that is going on in there. Well, I guess that's one way to look at it... He said that they think my due date will be Oct. 29th - and then he said that he would send all my files to my Doc here in town and good luck...
And with that he shook Hubby's hand and walked away down the hall.
I felt bad that I didn't give him some giant bear hug or thank him more profusely for the hand he had in our little miracle. (One of the IVF Nurses came rushing down the hall asking if that was our ultrasound on the screen of the room she was just cleaning up, gave us a hug, and just about cried. She, as well as the rest of the staff, are awesome.) I figured that I'd remain his patient through the 1st trimester till I was done with the Progesterone and Estradiol shots that he prescribed. I had no idea this may be the last time that I see him and his staff...at least for a while. I left, kind of stunned. I guess his work is done!