Tuesday, July 28, 2009

1st Dr. Appt.

Today was my 1st doctors appointment. I saw the prenatal nurse who asked me a bunch of questions, gave me a lot of paperwork, and took some blood for bloodwork. It was a bit overwhelming when she started talking about childbirth classes, picking a pediatrician by 30 weeks, preregistering for the hospital by a certain week (can't remember), etc.

We were able to schedule our first ultrasound for this Thursday at 9AM. This was an answered prayer - I was afraid I was going to have to wait a few weeks. I am so excited to be able to see the baby - I think that will make it a lot more real for both of us as well as ease our nerves. The tough part will be waiting the next 8-12 weeks to find out the gender.

Luckily, I am still feeling great. I don't have any of the stereotypical pregnancy symptoms that you hear about - just ones that you don't know about until you get pregnant.

I'll be sure to post ultrasound pictures after Thursday. Even though no one knows about the blog for now - I'm sure everyone will want to catch up after the big announcement!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

My 1st post as a Mama!

Yesterday after 6... yes 6... pregnancy tests, I finally got a positive and took 1 more just for good measure. They were the fancy digital tests so there was no mistaking... PREGNANT. I didn't really think I was because I've felt great but I was 18 days late so nonetheless I kept taking them every few days. It still hasn't quite sunk in yet and I don't know that it will until we go to the doctor and see the ultrasound or hear the heartbeat. I hope to get an appt. scheduled for sometime this week. According to the online due date calculators, I am 6 weeks along which makes the baby's due date somewhere around March 9.

Kyle is in Vegas this weekend so he hasn't heard the official news yet. Needless to say I didn't want to send him a text, "BTW, you're going to be a dad" so I figured I would hold off. There was an "iffy" test before he left so it won't be a complete shock. He gets back tonight around midnight so I plan on snoozing on the couch so I wake up when he gets home. I have wrapped up an NCSU paci that my mom bought years ago to break the news to him.

As for now, no one else knows. The blog is hidden for the time being until the big announcement but I thought I would chronicle some of our early thoughts and adventures!