Tuesday, October 28, 2008

3w3d - Made my first doctor's appointments!

I found a new doctor that comes highly recommended from some of the ladies at work (I didn't tell them why I needed a new doc....just that I needed one). I called to make my first appointment today and was told that the first step is a "group prenatal appointment". Which basically means they will put me with some other women who just found out they're pregnant and tell us the basics that we'll need to know. I was told it is a 90-minute session, so hopefully we'll get some good info. After that I go to the lab and get some bloodwork and stuff done (yuck!). That appointment is on November 13th, which will put me at 7 wks. I know that is pretty typical, but it just seems like such a long time to wait before even seeing anyone or having bloodwork done. I'll be nervous until then....ok, I'll probably be nervous through the whole pregnancy, but still.

The following week, on November 20th I have an appointment with the nurse practitioner. I assume I will have an exam, maybe an ultrasound. The receptionist I spoke with didn't seem to know and told me to ask at my prenatal education appointment...so I guess that's what I'll do.

I'm still feeling good today. Tired, sore, and hungry. But no sign of morning sickness yet *knock on wood*. I hope it stays that way. I think my boobs might be trying to get sore...or I'm making them that way by squeezing them all the time to see how they feel. :)

I hope the next couple weeks go by quickly and that BabyBee keeps growing like crazy in there until the first time I get to see him/her!

Monday, October 27, 2008

3w2d - I'm going to be a mommy!

I can't believe it...after 7 cycles of temping, charting, and driving myself crazy with TTC, I got my BFP yesterday! Baby Bee is tentatively due July 9, 2008 (due date subject to change). K and I were at my parent's house and I was only 10 dpo, but decided to test anyway. I only had an internet cheapie with me so I used that and then took it with me back to bed, where K and I watched the test develop. I *thought* I saw a second line and started getting really excited. When K said that he also saw it, I started quietly squealing and saying, "We did it! We did it!" K was grinning from ear to ear.

The internet cheapie line was sooooo faint, I knew I had to follow it up with another brand of test. So I ran out to Target and bought some FRER's and a digital. I waited the obligatory 4 hours without drinking (which was pure torture I might add...) and used one of the FRER's. K was with me and he turned out the light and left it on the bathroom counter. We sat at the top of the stairs waiting the three minutes feeling nervously excited. It felt like we were in high school waiting to get in trouble. When our three minutes were up I jumped up, ran into the bathroom, and...what was that??? TWO CLEAR LINES! We were both ecstatic, hugging and kissing.

The hardest part was keeping the news to ourselves, being that we were at my parents' house. But we did a good job, and left without anyone knowing. The whole way home we talked about baby and how/when we'll tell people.

This morning I got up and used one of my digitals. After waiting for what seemed like forever, "pregnant" popped up in the test window. I woke K up to show him...which was useless because he wasn't even really awake and his eyes were too blurry to see the test. :)

I still don't believe it...I've never peed on so many things in my life. Here is proof of my pee addiction:I need to make my first doc's appointment, but found out today that my doc that I was seeing doesn't see patients past 28 weeks. So I'm going to switch to a new doc now so that he/she can see me through the whole pregnancy and delivery. I'm excited to get in to the doctor and hope that my appointment isn't too far off.

I haven't had many symptoms yet. I had some slight cramping before my BFP and have been pretty tired. I also had itchy boobs...not sure what that means yet. :) And today my hips were hurting, which is weird. Oh, and I was starving all day. I went to the store to get some food to keep in my desk.

I leave you with these "before" belly pics (taken today at 3w4d ) Notice the bloat...very unattractive. :)