We finally managed to get in with my primary doctor on Jan. 21st, 2011. As you can guess, things get pretty busy around this time of year, not only with flu and other sickness, but with the boys in port, lots of pregnancies popping up. We just happened to be one of them this time around. 🙂
So, I finally got to meet my primary, as I hadn’t had the reason to go in between the time we moved here and now. She’s very nice, I really like her, and her staff. I look forward to seeing her for “stubbed toes and snotty noses” as she put it. She really didn’t have much to tell us that we didn’t already know, but it was a good visit nonetheless.
Subsequent to this visit, we made our way to the book store and got one of the things they had recommended at the doc’s office. The big honky book we purchased is called “Your Pregnancy week by week” by Glade B. Curtis, M.D., M.P.H. and Judith Schuler, M.S. The fully revised and updated 6th edition.
So far, I really like it. It’s realistic and a good read. It doesn’t dumb things down so much that I feel like I’m losing my I.Q. points by reading it, but it’s extremely understandable. And written with wit and humour, which is very nice.
The other thing we bought, was The Belly Book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. It’s a 9 month journal for “you and your growing belly”. I thought this was just plain adorable and really neat, because all I had ever seen before were baby books for after the birth. (And I can’t help but giggle at the little drawing on the front of a pregnant woman looking down, and the speech bubble above her saying “Hello belly. Goodbye feet.”)
I’ve been pretty good about keeping it updated so far. OH! I almost forgot one of the funniest things about the doctor’s appointment. They offered to let us keep the little tab strip from the pregnancy test, and I said sure. Lo and behold, she comes back with it in a biohazard bag. It’s all she had. We all had a good laugh, and it’s definitely being kept in the bag, in the belly book. 🙂