Monday, June 2, 2008

Our First Visit with the Perinatologist

2 JUN: We have a referral to see Dr. Keith Ogasawara at Kaiser, Mounalua. A Perinatologist is an obstetrical subspecialist concerned with the care of the mother and fetus at higher-than-normal risk for complications. As you can imagine, we are there in the High-Risk Category. For several reasons, this is an in-vitro pregnancy with multiples and the other not so obvious one---my age. Our appt was scheduled for 5pm but we were not even seen until closer to 6! We loved our doctor! Funny and very informative!!!
Ultrasound: He has a really high speed ultrasound machine. He could take a snapshot and then magnify it. It was so awesome to see our three little beans growing!!! Their heartbeats were all beating so rapidly!! Just simply amazing!!
To our surprise---without warning---all of a sudden he turned on audio and we were able to hear our 3 little heartbeats one by one!!!
Yes, I cried! It was so touching. You know it's happening but until you hear those little heartbeats....there are no words!!! it's love!!! I am in love with those heartbeats!!! I think we both are!!!
Our doctor took about an hour to talk to us about complications, responsibilities, with having multiples. There are many but we are up for the challenge!!! I still have to say on the progesterone shots, the baby aspirin every day and my pre-natal vitamin.

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