First Doctor’s Appointment

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.  🙂

Catching up…

Feb. 1st, 2011…

This by far isn’t the start of my pregnancy.  I’m just over 8 weeks pregnant, have been verified by my Primary through the Navy, and am currently waiting to attend my first OB visit, on Feb. 7th, 2011.  As of sometime early in March, I will be entering into my second trimester.

We decided after getting back from three weeks of visiting family and a mini-vacation, that we’d “for the heck of it” get some pregnancy tests and see what happened.  We’d been trying officially since around December 11th, 2010.  It was basically a month later to the day when we got back into town, Jan. 10th, 2011. 

On the morning of Jan. 11th, I took the first test and it was positive.  I paced around for quite a while after that, willing my body to need to “go” again, so I could take another.  I wasn’t going to bank on just one test, and I wouldn’t allow myself to feel anything one way or the other.

I also knew that if I were to press with fluids, I would be extremely diluted, and it could affect the accuracy of the test, so I merely waited until I felt the urge to go again.  I took another two tests over the course of that day.  They were both positive.

I took another the next morning (Jan. 12th), and that one was positive as well.  Well!  Definitely time to call the doctor and get an appointment!  We called the parents (HI!) that day.  It’s actually kinda funny, and kind of dorky, we called them both at the same time.  He called his parents as I called my parents.  I’m really dorky like that.  He just shook his head and smiled at me.

We considered waiting until the doctor’s appointment to officiate it to tell everyone else, but that went out the window.  Things spread like wildfire around on his side (as they always do), and I got a hold of my two brothers and their spouses by that Friday (Jan 14th).

Unfortunately, the initial doctor’s appointment wasn’t for another week (Jan. 21st) after I spoke to my brothers, so it was basically a waiting game and fielding comments and questions from different family members until that point.

Hello world!

This is my small introduction to get things started.  Likely it’ll be updated and changed in the coming days as I get accustomed to this place.

For starters, I’m creating this at the prompt of my husband, as a way to keep track and chronicle the adventure of being pregnant.  This is our first pregnancy, and we’re pretty excited about it and the things to come.  I’ve wanted to start blogging again for quite a while, and haven’t done so in many years, likely not much since I was a teenager or in my very early 20’s.  We figure this is a good place to get back to it.

We will be updating with your basic mundane things, and my thoughts along the way, so hopefully it will be at the very least not completely boring. 🙂  We also plan on taking progression pictures of my belly, so that’ll be nice (I hope!).  I hope that this blog will also help keep friends and family updated and informed all in one place on the things that are going on, as much of our families are spread all over the US.