Thursday, July 26, 2007

First Doctors Appointment

John and I had our first doctors appointment on Wednesday morning. Before leaving the house John had the priveledge of holding my hair back as I vomitted. We usually do not get up at the same time, so this was his first to see it in person. Did I mention he was brushing his teeth while I was leaning over the toilet? When we went back to the exam room they asked tons of questions and I shot a few back to them. Then came the pelvic exam. As much as I tried to prepare John for this, there really isn't enough preparation in the world to watch certain "tools" enter your wife. I looked healthy and everything looked great. So next was the ultrasound. I was not prepared for a transvaginal ultrasound, but apparently abdominal ultrasounds create too much electronic waves for such a tiny baby. When we first saw the baby and it's tiny heart beating was the most surreal moment in my life. It was so quiet in the room, I could feel tears fill my eyes, then I hear John say, "there really is something in there." Which was strange, it was the same thing I was thinking! We could see the babies little arm and leg buds, its head, and little body.
When we left doctor John immediatley started calling people, pacing back and forth, and holding on to the ultrasound pictures like they were the baby. He is going to be a wonderful father. Seeing John as a proud father-to-be has made my love for him grow even stronger.
I had my fianls for summer school on Wednesday too. I think I did well in the class and am so glad it is over. I am enrolled for school in the fall. I changed some of my classes around due to finances. I am taking Anatomy, Chemistry, and Nutrition. I will apply for the nursing program at Rogers State next fall. I am two classes shy of having every prerequisites filled for their nursing program. I am torn if I want to try and a least take one class next spring. 9 months pregnant, newborn, and microbiology or physiology, I do not know...that might be too much.

I almost forgot, The Due Date is........February 29th, a leap year baby!

Our First Doctors Appointment

Monday, July 16, 2007

Morning Sickness Last All Day!?!

I am so nauseated and with each week it seems to intensify. I was excused from class today after getting up for the fourth time to run to the bathroom. I was not soaking much information in anyways. I went home and slept till about 2 in the afternoon. I think I over did it this past week. I had studied for two test, gone to class for twelve hours, worked 38 hours at the hospital, and of course my normal jobs around the house. I never knew how exhausting it is too be pregnant, and not doing things myself is not my style at all. I would rather cut off my finger than ask for help, then I normally feel guilty for not doing it myself. BUT, I am starting to realize eveything I do to my body, not only affects me, but the baby too. SO, I am trying to slow down, which I know must frustrate John, which of course makes me feel bad. AND then to top it off, I seem to be surrounded by super women who apparently did 90 hours a week at work, won the Nobel Prize, and found the cure to AIDS all while being pregnant and keeping a perfectly clean house. I hate women like this, well maybe hate is too strong of a word, how about strongly dislike. I am not that woman, and God did not supply me with that much energy. As you can tell the hormones have kicked in : )
Our first appointment is in one week and 2 days. I am so excited. We will frist see the OB at 8:15, then have an ultrasound at 9:15. Our vacation will be the week to follow. I don't think John and I have spent an entire week together since our honeymoon!

I hope everyone is doing well!