We had an appointment for Clara this morning. While this was a small routine appointment, it was a bit of an achievement for me. I can't remember the last time that I had an OB appointment where I wasn't stressed or worried about what we might find out. It was so nice to be able to sleep the night before and be completely relaxed the whole time!
Clara is doing great once again. We knew there wouldn't be an ultrasound and assumed that we would get to hear the heartbeat. We were partly right. No traditional ultrasound, however instead of checking the heartbeat with a fetal heart dopper (Is that the right name for it? I'm not sure...) they used a hand held ultrasound machine called a Vscan. If you don't know what I'm talking about, here's a picture:
We couldn't hear Clara's heartbeat but we got to see it and her for a minute or two. It is just amazing what is available to doctors these days. My husband wants to buy one to keep at home. (I'm sure my mother would not disagree with that either!) Anyway Clara looked great with a heartbeat of 140. That was all we did today besides me getting the flu shot. Great appointment and a great day!
On another note, when we got home, some of the fabric for Clara's nursery came in! Oh the planning begins!