I had a routine doctor appointment to monitor my pregnancy on Friday and it was fantastic; full of praises and answered prayer.
The office I go to is my doctor’s secondary office, and she told me before that since she didn’t have a doppler machine there, after I reached 20 weeks I’d have to go to her main office, which is a good 1/2 hour away from my place. Since my husband takes our only car to work, that would mean him having to take time off work for each appointment. I’d brought it up to my small group for prayer, but since I only had one more appointment at the local office and the Dr. had pretty much told me they weren’t going to buy a doppler, I had more or less just accepted the fact that it would be inconvenient.
So, surprise! I get to my appointment, and the resident tells me we’re going to listen to the heartbeat. They bought a doppler, so I can continue going to the office that’s only a 5 minute walk from my place for the rest of my pregnancy! Praise God!
I’d been kind of concerned because I felt myself measuring ahead of what I should be. I’m a twin, so the idea of twins was scaring me a bit! I AM measuring ahead, but the Dr. said my uterus is tilted so that’s why. I don’t know what that means when it comes to comfort during pregnancy; I’m already feeling more pressure in my back so I’m concerned about that, and if it will mean higher chance of back labour, etc…but we’ll cross that bridge when and if we come to it.
Oh, and of course, praise for my great friend who’s been coming to watch my kids while I go to my appointments so I don’t have to watch them while i’m on the table.