My first official OB appointment was long but awesome. Baby B is measuring 10w1d and is about the size of a kumquat (and at the risk of revealing my redneck past, whatthefuck is a kumquat?):
My new clinic is ridiculously nice; it's a spa. I mean, they actually have a spa on-site. Holy shitballs, Batman. I will have to keep this in mind for future visits. "Oh, I was running a little behind, doctor...I got tied up with getting my nails done. Sorry to keep you waiting." And the waiting room reminded me how the good the people-watching in my posh community can be. My husband and I live in a lovely suburb, but we are not Hummer-driving lawyers like many of our neighbors. We just got a good deal on a house. My fellow patients were a riot. I started giving them names once I got bored with iPhone games and let the people-watching commence -- Maureen Dowd, Twiggy, a couple of Kardashians, and the Real Housewives of Oakland County. One yuppie couple came in and jabbered loudly to some other couple about their 3rd baby, ultrasounds, the new nursery, blah, blah, blah. I just stared (kind of openly) at one of the husbands in this 4-way conversation: he had on a suit and tie, no jacket, covered by a northface vest. Douchenozzle. I refuse to buy northface (even though it might be practical in Michigan winters) only because it's like a d-bag uniform around here. You know, color-coordinated to match the Escalade or the Beemer. Ugh.
I had a great talk with the doctor and asked a zillion questions about the practice. They have a C-section rate half that of the national average. They do not perform episiotomies unless absolutely necessary. They do not shave your ladybits or give enemas during labor (and ohmygawd, I did not know about enemas during labor...glad we cleared that up because, just, no -- I am not letting anyone poke anything in my bunghole while I am trying to shove a baby out of my virginy). They offer small classes on childbirth, breastfeeding, infant CPR, and infant care. Their goal is a natural delivery, with analgesia if you ask for it. I am totally down. (I should add, too, that this doctor did the fastest pelvic exam and pap smear in recorded history -- the speculum was in, he said Big Blue is closed and >3 cm, and then out. Wham, bam; thank YOU, sir.)
My next appointment is at 12 weeks, for combined screening. It's really just an excuse to get another ultrasound.
Another milestone today, a little less worry.