Monday, February 15, 2010

OB Visit

As always, my visit to my OB was pretty uneventful today! Things seem to be progressing just like they should be.

Blood pressure = good
Belly measurement = "right on track"
Fetal heart rate = 150s
Weight gain = good (tell my pants that)

After the doctors appointments that we have had lately, this 4 week check felt like a cake walk! On one hand my OB visits are kind of ho hum and routine; not focusing on our biggest issue. On the other hand, its nice to go to the doctor, hear a pounding little heart on the doppler and not get bad news! It makes me feel...well..."normal".

Its hard to believe that its only been 1 month since we found out that we are going to heart parents. As Matt put it, the first week felt like a month in itself. Now we have to wait another month for the next round of appointments. As of now, I see the perinatologist on March 15 and the cardiologist on the 16th. I sometimes find myself thinking that we're going to go to these appointments and they will tell us that her little heart has fixed itself. I don't know if that makes me naive or just an optimist and firm believer in miracles! I like to think that its the latter.

On another note...It was almost exactly 1 year ago that Matt and I (and many of you!) headed off to Jamaica for the big wedding. Can you believe that we'll hit our 1 year mark on Saturday?! Who is ready for a reunion trip?!?!?!?!


  1. Those appts can be kind of boring, but glad everything is going well. I am a believer in miracles too! :)

    And - I am TOTALLY ready for a reunion trip!! But only if there is Red Strip and a zamboni! Call me when the trip is booked!

    Love you!

  2. So happy that things went well!! I can't believe all the advancements that have been made. I never got to hear those little heart beats, just the kicking in the ribs to remind me that there was a little one there. I too believe in miracles!!!!

  3. I definitely believe in miracles! We'll just keep up the prayers for little Miss Ritchie.

  4. Yeah for uneventful appointments! Hard to believe a year ago we were in Jamaica...what great memories. A lot has happened in that year and we are thankful to have friends like you to share it with. Love you lots!