Tuesday, June 1, 2010

whew! we really are preggo:)

holy moly it's been almost two months since my last post!  i can blame this on a few things:  1.  we are the owners of like four lap tops and none of them work.  pitiful.  2.  i've just been lazy.

so any hooo, i'm back in action and hoping to update the blog weekly, especially since the bun in the oven is baking away:)

since my last post, we've been to the doctor twice but this entry is about doctor's visit number one.

our doctor and hospital is in grapevine, about 30 minutes from our house.  i never really thought about the drive until we were headed to the meet with the gynecologist who had now become my obstetrician.  bryce gently reminded me "baby, this is kind of far.  you're not worried about this when you go into labor?"  thanks bryce.  add even more worries to the crazy pregant lady's list...

when we got to the doctor for the first time, the place was PACKED.  we filled out a ton of paperwork and then went back with the sonographer for our first ultrasound.  i guess i didn't realize how scared i was because i swear she rolled that thing around on my stomach for three minutes without saying a word.  i just knew she was going to tell me i was crazy and that there wasn't a baby in there.  i kept looking at her, then at bryce, then back to her, and no one was saying anything.  bryce finally asked, "are you measuring"  and she replied yes.  measuring what??!!  an empty uterus?!!  i was laying there silent on the table freaking out on the inside. 

then, she turned around the computer screen.

i can honestly say in my entire life i have never felt such wonder and amazement (and relief!).  there he or she was, with that little heart just fluttering away.  it was the most amazing moment of my life.  i was hoping she would just let me lay there and watch it for hours.  i swear i could have:)

so, she printed off some pictures and we were off to the waiting room to wait for the exam.  now maybe i'm a little weird, but i told bryce from the get-go that he was going to be a part of everything:  every doctor's visit, ultrasound, anything that has to do with my pregnancy and our baby.  so, i informed him that he would be meeting the doctor (i LOVE my doctor but wanted to make sure bryce felt the same way) and he would be in the room during my exam and to be prepared with questions.  okay, now some of you might think this is weird, but i figured he might as well meet the woman who is going to be all up in my business for the next nine months.

while we sat in the exam room, i asked him if he was nervous or uncomfortable.  of course he wasn't.  as always, bryce was so non-chalant about it all.  after the exam, we had some time with the doctor to ask questions.  she left, i got dressed and bryce looked over and said "that's it?"  i could have shot him.  i wonder how he would feel with someone poking and prodding around in no man's land...

so anyway, the first visit was not only successful, but it was such a relief to know that this is actually happening and i wasn't just losing my mind:)  well and it confirmed what the five pregnancy tests had already told us.

i wish we had an ultrasound machine at home...i swear i'd be on that thing all the time:)

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