Filed under: Surrogacy.
Today I had my first appointment outside of Stanford. It was so weird being back at my OBGYN’s office. It brought back so many happy memories of being pregnant with my son. The parents couldn’t make it to this appointment because it was too short of notice. My doctor was booked three weeks out but just so happened to have a cancellation for today so I took that appointment.
Since it was my first appointment with the office for this pregnancy, I had an ultrasound. The baby is getting so big, looks kind of like a big peanut. Everything looked perfect with the baby! Whew! After my ultrasound I saw my doctor. It was actually SO good to see her! We talked about my son for a while, she asked me about my decision to become a surrogate, we talked about the parents. It was very nice. I love my OB and her assistant. They both remember me and my husband which is so comforting. We reminisced about many happy things. She did tell me that she had one concern. After I had my son I had bad postpartum depression. She remembers how bad it was for me and she wanted me to remember that there is help out there for me if that happens again. Other than that, she is so excited for me and the parents. Next, I had to have a pap smear. It didn’t even faze me. It was like, I have had worse with the embryo transfer, I think I can handle this! After that I had a lot of blood drawn for testing. The assistant remembered my fear of needles and asked if I would be ok. I reminded her of all the injections I had to do, and all the blood work in the past month alone I have had drawn. We both laughed, I think it is safe to say I have gotten over my fear of needles basically from over exposure to them. All in all it was a great appointment! I even found out that their office has seen many surrogates over the years. I’m learning more and more that this isn’t as uncommon as I once thought it was. That makes me so happy! Next appointment is in four weeks. It was suppose to be in three (when I’m three months) however my doctor will be out of the office. I will keep updating in the mean time about the pregnancy.