Heartbeat (Part 2)
So my doctor appointment yesterday went GREAT! Greg was with me, of course. All my blood tests came back good. And of course we got to listen to the heartbeat. It didn’t take more than 1/2 a second before the doctor found it – this quick whoosh, whoosh, whoosh. It was amazing to hear and think about the life there. It brought tears to me eyes then and again now when I think about it. The doctor said the heartbeat sounded good and strong.
One thing I learned though is that we need to get Greg’s blood type figured out. Since mine is O -, if his is RH + , I have to get a shot in my muscle at 28 weeks and then again after the baby is born so that my body doesn’t freak out and think there is a foreign blood type there. Weird. After looking at WebMD.com because I wasn’t sure quite what the whole RH + stuff was, it turns out that this basically means any blood type that is + would require this shot for me. Yikes. Let’s just hope Greg has a negative blood type.
I also got a flu shot yesterday. I guess they are limiting flu shots this year due to a shortage of the vaccine, but pregnant women count in the group of those at high risk, so I am one of the lucky few to get one. 🙂