Wednesday, November 12, 2008

5w4d - First appointment tomorrow!

So my first appointment is tomorrow. This is the "group prenatal" appointment where they spend 90 minutes educating us on pregnancy and what to expect. Then I go get bloodwork done. Which I am not looking forward to at all, but for the bean I will do anything. I am just ready to have some kind of reassurance that everything is going well.

K and I still haven't decided when to tell the family. We ordered everything (shirts, mug) that we need to tell them. And I made a video montage to tell friends.
The debate is whether to tell at Thanksgiving (when I will be 8 weeks) or Christmas (when I will be 12 weeks). Being on the nest for so long, I have seen so many people experience pregnancy loss. I am terrified that will be me and don't want to tell people only to have to take it back and tell them we lost the baby. On the other hand, I feel like I should be an optimist and tell knowing that everything will go fine. I'm hoping I feel strongly one way or the other after my second appointment. Because once we tell family EVERYONE will know, so it's a big decision. Any advice or comments are welcome! Help me out!

Other than that ongoing mental struggle, I have been doing ok. I am pretty sick with a headcold (it just can't all be a pg symptom!). I am sniffly, sneezy, and generally miserable. And still not sleeping, which is getting to be a real pain in the ass.

To view the montage we made to tell friends, visit:


Leannabanna said...

I know how you feel about telling everyone. Once we tell my parents my mom will not be able to control herself from telling everyone else.... I say once you go for that first U/S and see the heartbeat, you will know what to do and do what feels right to you and your DH.
I hope you feel better soon :) GL tomorrow at your appointment!
OH and I still love your montage and I made a DVD of our own. Thanks for the supercute idea!

Tara said...

Good Luck at your appt!
Your montage is super cute!

Silvina said...

Good luck at your appointment. I can only imagine how excited you must be!!!! I like your montage. Very cute!!

Mel said...

i said it before, but the montage is ridiculously cute.
as to telling the fam...i'm not even pg and have though about that. you don't want to hold off in fear, but you never want to be in that position when you have to tell everyone the opposite, sad news. you have all the can wait until thanksgiving morning to decide. if you don't feel comfortable, don't do it. if you do, go for it. bean will tell you what to do! gl!