Baby D Makes Three

born December 27, 2012

good things

I called the head ob at Methodist Hospital (where we will be delivering) to see how his appointments run. the nurse said, “well he does an ultrasound at every appointment, so the first appointment would be at 10 weeks.” and I responded, “sign me up!” I am over the moon excited that we are going to be going to an ob who will do ultrasounds for us so we can see our little one (and he doesn’t even care if insurance covers it). our first appointment is on June 4th. my brother’s birthday, and also the monday after returning from vacation. could that week get any better? I think not.

also:

this is target’s beband which is a knockoff of the bella band. and it is a miracle worker. now I realize, I am only 7 weeks pregnant and not showing yet, however, the bloating is making it uncomfortable (not to mention unattractive) to button my jeans. this thing saved me. not only can no one tell my pants aren’t buttoned, but now my jeans are almost as comfortable as my beloved yoga pants. very happy with this purchase.

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maybe Christmas baby

you are getting two posts today. yup two. because I’ll do anything to avoid work I’m feeling generous.

yesterday’s  appointment went well. the blood work and the doctor’s urine test both confirmed the pregnancy. the doctor estimates the due date to be December 26, 2012, which means I am 5 weeks, 2 days pregnant today. we learned my doctor no longer does the labor and delivery part of ob, so after the 2nd trimester, she would refer me to one of her colleagues who does. what she does do though, is pediatrics. she comes to the hospital within 12 hours on the birth to start caring for baby. I think that is awesome. we may look for someone who specializes in pediatrics, however, right now, I’m thinking it would be pretty convenient to have my doctor also be baby’s doctor, so we’ll see. I was disappointed to learn that my health insurance only pays for one ultrasound, which will be performed around 18-20 weeks (hopefully baby isn’t being bashful so we can find out the gender). I was really wanting to hear the heartbeat soon. I didn’t think to ask if she will use a doppler to find the heartbeat in the meantime. I’ll have to ask at the next appointment.

hubs came to the appointment with me and plans to come to all of the appointments. I feel SO lucky to be married to him.

the next post is going to be the first bump update. basically, every week I am going to post a picture along with the stats I feel are important. the first picture I took of myself, in the bathroom, with my phone. so you can guess how great that picture is going to be. I will be trying to convince hubs to take the picture of me every week from now on.

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