Saturday, February 27, 2010

First Dr's Appointment

Well Folks.. Thursday morning we had our first appointment for baby Baker. With a quick pit stop for dad on the way, he was STARVING, and needed a one dollar mcmuffin and hash brown or his life would have ended right then. Well, that's not what he said exactly, but that's how I took it :)

We finally found the Dr's office about 10 minutes before my appointment and checked in downstairs in the main lobby.. and then they tell you where you need to get going to. I thought that was extremely weird, but whatever. So upstairs we went where I started to fill out some paper work, I was then called into a back room where they weighed me ( I lost 8 pounds since i've become pregnant), Took my blood pressure ( right on target, which is hard to believe because I was driving and aaron was freakingout, but thats a whole nother blog) and took my temerpature. I went back out to the waiting room to finish the paperwork and was called back immediately for my appointment. They are not messing around here.. in and out they have no time for slow people!

The nurse came in immediately and asked us if we had any questions, and told us we needed to pick a nurse or midwife. I was leaning more towards a midwife just because they are more personable and I'll have a better chance of seeing my midwife at delievery than my actual doctor. The nurse was like well we have three midwives and shes like the first one has been here for a week, I was like NEXT! She said the second one has been there for two years, that made me a little more comfortable, but I found out the third midwife has been there for like 12 years, and the nurse said that when she was delievering her third child this midwife was actually her nurse then. So she was highly reccomended. Come to find out she graduated from Olivet too.

The nurse proceeded to pull out a small bottle of what appeared to be water.. Well, it was actually glucose solution, and let me tell you just because they make it lemon line flavored, does not make it any easier to drink. The nurse informed me I had five minutes to drink this stuff. It was little I can handle it... My husband didn't have that much faith in me, because he pulled out his cell phone and started the timer. He's so funny...

I drank it all and informed aaron I wasn't allowed to drink or eat anything for the next hour, and aaron took his job seriously.

The dr came in and we found out we were actually 12 weeks and 5 days not 10 weeks and 6 days like we originally though. So we got to listen to the heartbeat and it was amazing. I peeked around the dr to see aarons eyes lit up with a goofy little grin on his face. It was probably the sweetest thing I ever say. After that it was upstairs for blood work and peeing in a cup, I must be normal because I didn't get a call back saying anything was wrong. We also got to schedule our first ultrasound for this coming Tuesday the 2nd. We are very excited.

This horribly long blog all to say the babys heartbeat was great and moms doing fine ( and daddy too )

Anyways, that's it for now.. I'll write again after the ultrasound..

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Things I have learned since I became pregnant

1. Eating is over-rated... Unless it involves chocolate ice cream with a side of olives... or a steak burrito YUMMY
2. Peeing 358 times throughout the day is way mo' better than peeing 923 times in the middle of the night.
3. Sleeping 12 hours a day is no longer considered lazy... It means the child in mean in constantly growing.. and wearing me the heck out.
4. Watching TV shows on TLC such as a Baby Story, Bringing Home Baby, and Birthday are no longer allowed to be watched! It only makes me think of the worse case scenarios, like having a baby with three heads and 5 in a half arms or ever worse.. A labor and delivery without an epidural

****Special Note****
For those of you who don't really know me that well.. I consider epidurals to be like automatic cars--keep focused, please-- They are both a gift from god. If God intended me to drive a stick shift he wouldn't have made automatics, and the same thing goes for labor & delivery, if the good Lord intended for me to endure all that pain with no help.. epidurals wouldn't exist. So please when the time comes------shoot me up!
5. Vernors is one of the only things that makes my tummy feel better when it's really hurting- To bad it's way pricier here than in Michigan, I'm going to have to stock up next time I go.
6. Not to tell anyone I'm pregnant unless i have the time or the patience ( which I'm short on these days ) to deal with a million and one questions and all of that well meant advice.
7.Raw meat is beyond the grossest thing... EVER.
8. I'm always irritable which is not good because I also am always on the verge of tears.. these things go hand in hand.. So shut your mouth, and don't make me angry.. Got that Student Accounts!
9.I never realized how much I enjoyed laying on my stomach and back, which I can no longer do.. because both positions are uncomfortable for me.. and bad for the little nugget growing in me
and finally, I have an amazing husband who does everything in his power to make momma bear and little baby to be as comfortable as possible... Wether its a backrub after a long day at my internship, cooking dinner for me--because the sight of raw meat is unbearable remember-- Or a trip to mcdonalds in the next town over in the middle of a blizzrd to get me a choclate shake. I love My aaron more than anything and I can't wait until our child is born so we can start our little family.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I'm Pregnant.....

On January 12th 2010, our lives changed.

We found out that we are expecting.

I am usually the person who grabs the camera whenever there are more then 2 people in the room. The reason? I am trying to capture "lifes moments". Aaron always laughs when I say that, but it's how I roll.

Can you imagine my surprise when Aaron- the one who hates the camera- is the one that grabbed it, saying we need to document this.

In my defense, I was still in a state of shock, as you can see from this picture.

When we found out, I had just finished my first week in the school district where I'm doing my internship, I have 4 months until I graduate with my Bachelors of Social work, and I literally just turned in my application for graduate school at the University of Illinois.

Aaron and I were weighing the options of packing up and moving back to Michigan- he has friends who are ready with trailers to come get us at the drop of a hat - versus buying the house we are renting and staying in this town for the next several years.

Oh how finding out your pregnant will just stop you in your tracks. It's been about a month since we found out, and i'm no longer in a state of shock.

I won't find out if I made in into the Master of Social Work Program until March, Aaron recently found out they were closing the BMW shop- which means, we could relocate to another state with a BMW shop for him to work at.

I'm not sure whats going to happen with school or where we will end up living, but I am sure I have a human being growing in me and I want everyone to take part of this, even if it's only through a blog.

So I hope you all enjoy stalking me, and you do so frequently, because I have made it pretty darn easy!

Love you all!