(Closed) Graduated charters!

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Bumble bee

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MrsWitty :  Aww that’s so awesome that you got to see your little bean for the first time! Did you do an abdominal or transvaginal ultrasound? Hope all the bloodwork goes well and that the next few weeks go by quickly so you can see the little one again!

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beebeedeebee :  That’s amazing! I’m sure it’ll fly by. Will it be pretty warm where you are by the time you are full term? I’m feeling good, pretty normal just a little tired.

 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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MrsMellyBean :  I haven’t done the ultrasound yet. It’s not scheduled until December 30th so just a little over 2 more weeks. I’ll be 9wks+5days on the day of my ultrasound, so I’m not sure if they’ll do it transvaginally or through my belly. But we’ll see I guess. The technician told me I wasn’t going to get a picture either and that my husband wasn’t going to be allowed in the room with me during my ultrasound. I would have at least thought he would be allowed since he is the father after all. So I’m pretty bummed about that. I really wanted him to share that special moment with me ๐Ÿ™

Post # 318
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015 - Anchor Inn, MD

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MrsWitty :ย  WHAT!? That’s absolutely ridiculous if they won’t let your hubby in. I’d argue that. I got a quick ultrasound (over my belly) just at my intake appointment at 8 weeks and the nurse let my husband in, gave us a picture and then even left the room with the picture up in the screen just to give us a minute alone together to revel in our miracle. My husband has been allowed at every ultrasound I’ve had so I can’t possibly fathom why they would not allow your husband in.ย 

Post # 319
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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JMer711 :  Yeah, I don’t understand why either. We live in small town in Ontario, Canada though and they don’t do the ultrasounds in my clinic, unfortunately. They have to send me to the hospital for them because they don’t have the equipment. They only have a doppler and that’s it. And from what I understand, the ultrasound technicians at that hospital don’t actually read the ultrasounds. That’s what they told me anyways when I had to do an ultrasound a few months before I got pregnant. They had to send it off somewhere in Toronto for someone else to read. It makes no sense to me at all. It might be different for a pregnancy ultrasound, but I’m not sure. But it just sounds to me like they don’t have the properly trained staff which kind of scares me to be honest.

When the woman called me to schedule my ultrasound appointment, she just told me that I would only get a picture during my 20 week scan and thats it. My husband is still coming with me to the hospital when I get the ultrasound done though. So I definitely plan on trying to talk to them about letting him in with me. I 100% agree that it’s ridiculous that they won’t allow him in. Any pregnant woman would obviously want their partner in there with them. So it makes absolutely no sense why they wouldn’t make it an option. It pisses me off, actually.

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Bumble bee

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MrsWitty :  Oh ok, you meant they couldn’t hear the heart beat with a doppler yet when you went in then right? That makes much more sense :).  At 9 weeks 5 days, they will probably only need to do the belly ultrasound! That is insane that your Darling Husband can’t be in the room though, I would argue with them. Once when I was getting an ultrasound they went from belly to transvaginal and tried to tell my Darling Husband to leave the room and we both just insisted he stay. I’m in Canada as well (Alberta), and it’s the same here, my clinic only has doppler so we need to go to a different place to get an ultrasound. The techs don’t interpret it here either, they just describe what they see in a report with the pictures and the radiologist interprets it. It sounds like you guys just don’t have a radiologist in town. I’ve also heard of not getting a picture until a certain point, but 20 weeks seems late!

 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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MrsMellyBean :  Oh ok. That would make more sense then and would explain why they would need to send it to someone in Toronto. I didn’t know they needed someone else to interpret the ultrasounds. I thought the ultrasound technicians did all of that. I guess that just shows you what I know lol That’s why it didn’t make much sense to me initially. This is my first pregnancy and will only be my second ultrasound in my life, so please excuse my ignorance lol I’m still learning how everything works and who does what ๐Ÿ˜›

And yeah, I haven’t heard the baby’s heartbeat yet. During my first appointment, my OB said she didn’t want to bother trying to get the heartbeat because she thought it was still too early. I was only 6 weeks at that time so she said the heart might not have been beating yet and she didn’t want to worry me. She said we should be able to hear a heartbeat during my next appointment on January 9th though. I’ll be 11 weeks + 1 day for that appointment so I would fully expect to hear a heartbeat by then!

And I definitely plan on arguing with the ultrasound staff to get my hubby in there with me. I want him in the room with me and I know he wants to be too, but he said if he’s not allowed then that’s fine. But I’m not willing just taking no for an answer. I want to know their reasoning behind it. Because in my opinion there really is no legitimate reason why they should deny him to be in the room with me when I’m clearly giving consent for him be present during my scan. I’m hoping they’ll give in and allow it, but we’ll see what happens I guess. Crossing my fingers! XX

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Sorry, work has been crazy the last few weeks.  Playing catch up now! 

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natbrown0703 :  our anniversary is August 11 and my SIL’s bday is the 12!  Sounds like a perfect due date to me ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad your U/S and everything went well!  

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JMer711 :  oh no!  I’m sorry the surprise was ruined, but it sounds like it might have been better in the long run anyway. Congratulations!

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beebeedeebee : wow!  30 weeks already?  Congrats! 

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MrsWitty :  congratulations!!  I love your announcement idea for your great-grandma ๐Ÿ™‚  The first scan is so much fun.  It’s crazy to look at the screen and think “that’s really OUR baby!”  I would definitely fight to have your husband in there!  that’s ridiculous otherwise!  My Darling Husband has been to 11 out of the 12 scans we’ve had.  The only one he missed was when he ran out to get a shower and change of clothes during our hospital stay and the techs were ready 25 mins early for me. Besides that, he’s been at all of them and no one has ever given us a problem with it.  The scans we got in the hospital (there were 3) we did not get pictures from.  But, almost every other scan we’ve gotten a picture or 3. 

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beebeedeebee :  uh oh.  We’re having a hard enough time thinking of names now!  If it gets harder, we might be in trouble. 

 AFM, 15+2 today and my OB was very pleased with everything.  She said that I looked much better and wasn’t nearly as pale and sick looking.  There are still resolving cysts (she called it junk and I laughed), but she thinks I’m finally starting to heal more which was great to know.  Baby Boom was measuring right on and has the longest arms and legs!  S/he has uncles that aer 6’+ so a tall baby wouldn’t surprise me at all.

The OB was OK with starting to see me once a month, but I told her about my SIL who miscarried the week after we got our BFP and she was 17 weeks.  My doc stopped me mid sentence and said that she’s there to take care of us emotionally too.  She would see us in 2 weeks to check for a heartbeat for us and she doesn’t think we’re crazy at all.  It was a relief to know that! 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015 - Anchor Inn, MD

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MrsWitty :  I’m pissed off for you! Your husband should be allowed in! God forbid something is wrong, he deserves to know and you deserve to have him there for support. I hope you’re able to get them to be reasonable and let him go in with you.

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Helper bee

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MrsMellyBean :  I hope you have a pretty trouble free first tri! Yes it is summer here – I am getting to the hot, fat and cranky stage! Thankfully we have air con!

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MrsWitty :  I hope they let your husband in! Mine has been at every ultrasound! We had ones at private clinics at 7 weeks, 13 weeks and 20 weeks, and one at my OB’s office at every appointment. He loves seeing the baby! You should hear the heartbeat on an ultrasound at 9 weeks. At my 7 week scan we could only see it, but by 8.5 weeks we could hear it.

And we got pictures at every private scan – lots of them! The 13 and 20 week scans we got a USB with all the pictures!

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hogoboom2012 :  congratulations!!! I’m glad to hear you’re on the mend, and have such a wonderful OB. It’s such a stressful time before you feel baby moving – always wondering what’s happening in there. I was so stressed every ultrasound hoping there was still a heartbeat. I hope you feel movement soon! I had little flutters from about 17 weeks, definite movement from 20 weeks, my husband could feel it from 21 weeks – and now she won’t sit still!! It is SO reassuring

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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hogoboom2012 :  Thank you! I’m excited for my first scan, but since the lady said no one was allowed in the room with me, I haven’t been as excited. It’s not as exciting and special to me when they won’t even allow you to experience it with your partner. That’s part of the fun and magic of it, I think. I definitely plan on fighting them on it though, for sure!

And I’m glad you like my pregnancy reveal idea to my great grandmother. She’s the one I’m most excited to tell. She’s going to be so happy! My Great Grandpa passed away this past September and I thought telling her this way would be perfect. This will be her first great-great grandchild and that doesn’t happen in families very often where a great great grandparent is still living. So this is very special for my family. She’s 85 and she’s healthy and has a really young and vibrant spirit. So I have no doubt she’ll be around for a while still. Her and my Great Grandpa always said that if they became Great-Great Grandparents that they would be royalty lol And now she will be in her own right! It’s sad that my great grandfather isn’t here to share the excitement of this milestone with her. But I’m happy that this will give her something to be excited about and to look forward to. It will be healthy for her right now.

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JMer711 :  I knowwww!!! It urkes me just thinking about it. I’m really hoping I’ll be able to change their minds. I think it’s so insensitive what they’re doing! He deserves to be in there just as much as I do. I would understand if they didn’t want anyone else in the room besides the parents. But to not allow anyone besides the pregnant mother is stupid. I just don’t understand what reasoning they would have to make such a rule.

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Bumble bee

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MrsWitty :  No worries, I only know about it because Darling Husband and I have gone through this before, otherwise I would’ve had no clue :). 

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hogoboom2012 :  I know I said this in the other thread, but your OB sounds so awesome! I’m really happy you have someone so caring and helpful!

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JMer711 :  Agreed!!

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beebeedeebee :  Thanks dear. Hopefully the heat isn’t too terrible. I’m glad you have the air conditioning at least!

 

Post # 327
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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MrsWitty :  What?! Oh no, I’d be raising hell to make sure my Darling Husband was in the room! It’s his baby too!! We had our US tuesday, and Darling Husband was in there. I’m in the US, but I’ve had two ultrasounds (one for irregular periods), and the tech was telling me everything she saw as she was doing it.  The OBGYN looks at it after of course, but I don’t think mine ever even went to a radiologist. Unless the techs are radiologists and I don’t know that lol.

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hogoboom2012 :  That was really sweet! It sounds like you have an amazing OB! I’m so glad everything is starting to smooth out and calm down for you! I hope you continue to get better!! When will yall find out the gender?? (I think you weren’t team green…can’t 100% remember tho!)

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beebeedeebee :  I hope your survive the heat! Not much longer left though!! I’m going to be the same way though…huge in the hottest part of the year! And in Louisiana, it gets over 100 degrees with stupid high humidity! gahh!

 

I had my first appt on Tuesday.  According to when I ovulated (I ovulate a week later then the “average”), I was 5w3d at my appt, but it was measuring 4w5d.  Doctor said that’s nothing to worry about and perfectly normal, esp this early on.  But since the US was so early, it was too early to see a fetal pole.  But there was a sac and a yolk, and my doctor didn’t seem worried at all.  I have another US scheduled for 12/27. They didn’t order any Betas, but just did a prenatal blood workup.

She also did a pap smear that day, and I bled sooo much that afternoon.  Then it stopped, but I started bleeding a little again the next afternoon. Can we say freak out?! My husband said we made it a whole 24 hours before having to call the after hours nurse! haha. But they said that’s normal and it can take up to 72 hours for the bleeding to stop. I currently have the tiniest amount of brown, only when I wipe.  Just talked to my doctor again, and she said just to monitor it, and shes 99% sure it’s just from the pap. I’m still super nervous about it though!!

Post # 328
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Helper bee

Hi everyone! Resurrecting this very quiet thread to let you know my little girl arrived safely three weeks ago! I had an emergency CS at 38 weeks due to preeclampsia, but she was a healthy 7lb 3oz anyway. Everything is going really well, and she’s just wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

How is everyone else going?

Post # 329
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Bumble bee

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beebeedeebee :  Congrats on the safe arrival of your sweet little girl! I’ve been thinking of you lately. Sorry you had to have an emergency CS, but glad everyone is healthy and happy. <3

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Bumble bee

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beebeedeebee :  Congrats momma! 

 

I’ve been wondering how everyone else has been doing.  As for me I’m 20 weeks and found out we are pregnant with a healthy little BOY!

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