My OB that has delivered our 3 boys is no longer handling pregnancies. Sad day. I knew that after I delivered Samuel, but didn’t think it mattered – we are definitely in the state of “overwhelmed” and were not planning on more children – certainly not right away.
But it looks like that decision was made for us! So when I got the positive test, I went looking for a new doctor. I found a new doctor that was available (man, a lot of the OBs where I wanted to go didn’t have any openings). Let’s call him Dr. W. (Cause his last name starts with a ‘W’.)
Another bad thing happened since I delivered Sammy – I turned 36. So, now there’s no confusion – I’m officially “Advanced Maternal Age”. Cue more blood tests and extra eyes on my case. Basically, he’ll order a couple of extra ultrasounds and blood tests later in my pregnancy.
He did the ultrasound, saw the heartbeat, measured me at 8 weeks, 4 days, so he set a due date of June 26th. Considering how surprised we were to need an OB, we had no better idea of dates. So sounds as good as anything else to us!
But everything appears well!