So I went in to see the high-risk doctor yesterday, which went well too. Everything was fine that they wanted to check on, and I asked again if I'm still considered high risk, and I again got the answer (from a different doctor this time) that they consider all IVF pregnancies as high-risk. I was planning on going back to them for the 20-week ultrasound anyway, but then the big question is whether I keep going back to them after that point for monthly ultrasounds. They confirmed that they do think it's necessary for me to keep coming back since IVF pregnancies tend to have a higher risk for pre-term labor, pre-eclampsia, and growth issues. They didn't know why that is, but at least with pre-term labor (and possibly the growth issues too), I imagine that can probably be at least partially attributed to IVF pregnancies having a greater incidence of multiples, which have a higher rate of pre-term labor (IVF or not). So I don't exactly buy this as a valid concern for my situation, but I also wonder how much it would harm things if I just finished out the treatment plan the high-risk doctor laid out for me, just in case. There are some concerns about repeated use of ultrasounds, and I'm also worried that I may be pressured to induce later on if they believe the baby isn't growing well (especially since ultrasounds are not always a very accurate way to determine weight), but I guess these will be things I talk to the midwives about later this week.
Anyway, onto the fun stuff. It looks like the baby had been working on a few new body parts since the last ultrasound, since now I was able to see its spine very clearly, and its fingers and toes got more distinctive. It was all curled up at first and then started kicking around and waving its arms, which was neat to see. And it had its mouth open, so if you look carefully, I believe you can see it sticking its tongue out :)