Saturday, June 14, 2008

First ultrasound!!!

Well, I had my first ultrasound yesterday. I got kind of nervous when she told me it was an internal one because I wasn't really prepared for that. But, I forgot about it once I saw the baby flash up on the screen. It was so awesome that I just about started crying. Part of me had really been trying to prepare for the worst, so to actually see a living little baby on that screen was unbelievable. She determined that I was 8 weeks, 2 days along, which puts the due date January 21, 2009. Awesome. Then I saw the doctor, who said all my initial tests came back normal and everything looks great. Todd decided that he had to start telling everyone right away, so he was on the phone as soon as we left the doctor's office. I'm telling people a little more slowly, I guess just still being cautious. I am excited, but still nervous since it's only 8 weeks along.

So, we went out to celebrate with Nick and Bethany last night. After dinner Todd took me to the mall and bought me 2 pregnancy books and the Willow Tree pregnancy figurine. Sooo sweet. I bought 2 pairs of maternity pants at the Gap and they are so comfortable. I had an even worse time finding petites in maternity clothes than I do regular, so I just gave up and bough regulars and I will try to hem them. I also bought some prenatal workout videos because I have to start working out. I got on the scale at the doctor's office and I wasn't happy with the number. I know I am supposed to be gaining weight, but I am really already overweight, so I've got to watch my eating and start exercising again. So, I did prenatal yoga last night and that was relaxing. I am trying to convince Todd to buy a treadmill so I can walk more. I am trying not to stress it, but I want to be healthy as I can.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

1st doctor visit

I think I am more frustrated after this visit than I was before. I went in thinking I would leave with a pretty firm due date. Um, not so much. They first calculated for December 23rd. The nurse tried to listen to the heartbeat with the doppler and couldldn't find it, which she said is sometimes normal. She went to get the ultrasound tech, but she was busy, so she said maybe we'd hear it the next time. Ok, fine. So, the nurse practitioner came in to start the physical part of the exam and we told her about all the earlier negative tests and when the symptoms started and she said maybe I'm not as far as I thought. Greeaaatttt. After feeling my uterus, she said she really doesn't think I am 11 weeks, but she is not sure. Even better. So, she said we'd schedule an ultrasound for 2 weeks and we'd know more then. Freakin wonderful. 2 more weeks before I know anything else. So, then they took tons of blood and sent me about my day. The ultrasound is scheduled for Friday, the 13th which is not much on the cool side, but hopefully I'll know more then. I still haven't heard them say I am officially pregnant, which worries me a smidge, but I am trying not to stress about it too much. I am just trying to be patient and wait until next Friday. I'm not one for patience, so it's killing me to wait, but I am trying to learn.

So, we started telling our coworkers since we'll be missing more time from work. And we've told almost all of the immediate family. That has been exciting, I just really hope I don't have to come back with bad news. Hopefully, all is well and we'll soon be able to tell everyone the good news and a due date.