My appointment this morning is with Dr. Librizzi, a perinatologist. He is a sweet man, who hugs you when he sees you and when you leave. The technician does another ultrasound, and we see the baby measuring now 6 weeks 5 days, with a heart rate of 131 beats per minute. Dr. Librizzi tells me someone should follow me every week, so as soon as Dr. Packin discharges me, I will alternate between seeing the regular ob/gyn and Dr. Librizzi. He says they will do weekly ultrasounds, which will be very reassuring in these early weeks. He says he is a firm believer in positive reinforcement, and being able to see the baby growing and moving each week will help me stay optimistic, which will improve the chances for a positive outcome.
This is the baby’s first portrait – done 9/20/2004 at 6 weeks, 5 days