Wednesday, 21 January 2009

First OB Appointment

Went to my appointment today, but mostly it was a confirmation appt. It started off kind of funny though. I was in the waiting room and I hear my name (Jennifer) so I look back and the nurse smiles at me so I get up and follow her into the back. I take off my coat and shoes and get on the scale, then get on the table and she starts taking my history. It kind of went like this:

Nurse: When was your last period?
Me: About November 22nd.
Nurse (confused): So you haven't had a period since November?
Me (thinking, duh!): No
Nurse (confused): Are you pregnant?
Me: Uhh, yeah
Nurse (after a moment of silence): What are we seeing you for today?
Me: It's suppose to be my first OB appointment
Nurse: ...............
Me: Do you not have me down for that?
Nurse: Um, no.
Me (glancing over her shoulder): That's not my birthdate.
Nurse: It's not?
Me: No
Nurse: What's your last name?
Me: White
Nurse: Oh.....oops.

So I get my jacket and shoes back on and go back to the waiting room. I'm not sure who was more embarrassed! A few minutes later I hear her call "Mrs. Hill!"

My name (first AND last) got called shortly thereafter to go in and get my ultrasound. I went in and she was also confused. She said, "last time you were here, we inserted an IUD?" I explained my referral wasn't good to come back so I had it removed on base. That made more sense, apparently they were very confused at why I was pregnant with an IUD supposedly in place!

So I hopped on the table and got to see the little peanut! I can't believe how big s/he is already! I was going to scan the pics when Taylor went to bed, but I think I'll wait until morning so I don't make too much noise. She's not been sleeping well (will cover that in a bit) and I don't want to wake her. So peanut's heartbeat was 160 bpms, she took a bunch of pictures, and took some measurements. I measured at 8 weeks and 4 days, putting the estimated due date at August 29th.

After the U/S I went back into the waiting room until my turn with the doc. I was called in, peed in a cup, and filled out a little info form. My blood pressure was 97/68, and I haven't gained any weight yet, (154 fully clothed). Amazingly after what I've been eating lately! The doc. came in (Dr. Johnson) and we mostly chatted about my history, etc. She said that I'm low risk for pretty much everything, I'm healthy and she expects a routine pregnancy. I don't have to take the epidural class again since I already took it with Taylor (YAY!!!! It was horrible!!) so I'm good to go! She asked if I had any questions, which I didn't, and sent me to get some lab work done. I really liked her!

I had about 6 vials of blood drawn, made my appointment for next month (Feb. 18th) and then headed home! That was about it. Next appointment should be fun.. a full exam and pap (ugh!).

So that's what's going on with that!

Poor Taylor has a cold. It seems to be going around lately. She has a really runny nose, and she coughs like crazy at night. I feel so bad for her and there's nothing we can really give her. The humidifier helps a little, but not as much as I would like.

We also joined a play group in the area, last week we went to our first meetup. It was at this place called Jumpin' Jupiter. It's basically a building filled with huge bounce houses and slides and stuff. She cried a little, she wasn't sure what to think, but by the end she was brave enough to bounce up and down a little without hanging on to me. I do have pics of that I'll get them up when I scan the u/s pics.

We also signed her up for a toddler music class. It was suppose to start this Tuesday, but the teacher lost her voice, so rescheduled to start next Tuesday and it goes for 10 weeks! Hopefully Taylor is feeling better by then!

Drew has some crazy work stuff going on, I guess they are going to be doing exercises or practice stuff every other week for a while. So he'll be on 12's every other week, and work 12's every other weekend. Ugh!! He thought it was going to start this weekend, but I guess it starts next weekend instead. That's good at least!

I guess that's about it! I'm sorry I've been slacking on the pictures. I've been so tired lately so been sleeping when I can, of course I spend a lot of it tossing and turning. I need to take some more actually... Valentine's Day is coming up!!

Love to you all!

1 comment:

Jennifer Magreevy said...

That's why I hate being named Jennifer...there's too damn many of us! Sorry to hear Drew will be having a screwed up schedule for awhile. You're more than welcome to pop up here for a visit anytime you want! :-)