After much prayer and consideration, we decided on going with a new OB that is closer to where we live. With the first ultrasound appointment still fresh in our minds, we were a little nervous going in to see this new doctor, but new that we had prayed about it and felt good.
When we got to the doctor's office we walked in and the waiting room smelled of smoke...yuck! I was hoping this was not a regular occurrence and spoke to the receptionist about it who apologized and said it was some previous patients who brought in the smell. She agreed that it was horrible and said I could crack open the door to get in some air. Yes, it was 32 degrees outside and I stood by that door like a pro to air it out.
I was called back shortly after my appointment time and my husband was told to stay in the waiting room. Of course, we were a little taken aback by this, but found out it was so that the nurse could ask me some questions to find out if I was in a harmful/abusive relationship without him being present. Even though this didn't apply to us, I'm happy to know that they look out for their patients.
The nurse proceeded to ask me a ton of questions about my medical history and my husband's and called him back into the room. The doctor came in not too much longer and had a great bedside manner! He said that he had looked over my chart and asked me a few questions. He told me that my pregnancy seems to be right on track and wanted to schedule me for another ultrasound to see how far along we are.
He disagreed completely with the previous doctor and was so incredibly supportive. He said there was no concern for my HCG levels because they vary so much and they doubled appropriately and I'm having wonderful symptoms. He told me that he wanted me to get an ultrasound done tomorrow and see me in a week for a full prenatal exam and follow-up. He also mentioned that he's expecting the ultrasound to show that everything is fine and that he has no cause for concern what-so-ever.
So, we have an ultrasound scheduled for 10:45am tomorrow and I have some blood work to get done as well and we see him back on Monday.
Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers and please continue to pray for our baby and that we see a wonderful little baby with a strong heartbeat tomorrow!