Tuesday, April 13, 2010

He made it

So, Mr. Random made it to the OB appointment and ultrasound. In fact he drove me to the appointment. We got there 3 minutes before the scheduled time. The whole thing kind of had a gray cloud over it though. First because I was so upset and stressed out, which in turn added to Mr. Random's already high level of stress, and then because I was calling the doctor right before he picked me up to go to the appointment to tell them I might be 5 to 10 minutes late. I thought that was the right thing to do, and depending on traffic seemed very likely.

I was a bit miffed when the receptionist responded with, "well...like, I'll let them know but I, like, can't guarantee anything....you, like, should try to be here on time". Ummm. Yeah. That was the plan Sweetie. The most irritating thing is that this is the same office that mysteriously "deleted" a doc appointment I had after my first ultrasound and had to "squeeze" me in resulting in a 30 minute delay for me and then at another appointment didn't call me back until 45 minutes after my scheduled appointment time. I'm sorry, I'm giving you a heads up (more than you ever gave me) that I might be 5-10 minutes late and you're giving me shit? This also pissed Mr. Random off. Great.

I had had such visions of us spending the afternoon together, going to the ultrasound, excitedly seeing our baby looking like a baby for the first time. Yeah, that was not our afternoon. Instead, Mr. Random worked late, we rushed to the appointment both in snits, got crap from the office, and then went back for the ultrasound. It was cool, don't get me wrong. And I think helped adjust our attitudes. But it could have been a better experience. On the plus side, Mr. Random picked up really quickly on what we were looking at on the screen. Maybe ultrasound tech will be his back up career plan. :)

We did not find out the sex - Mr. Random was firm in his desire to be surprised at birth, and we always said we'd both have to want to know to find out, so we didn't. Other than that, we saw pretty much everything. Parts of the brain, all the valves and chambers of the heart, the stomach, the bladder, the kidneys, and 2 adorable feet crossed over each other. It was crazy to realize that little tiny person was inside my uterus!

Baby was head down and my placenta is posterior, which should mean that we'll see feet and all kinds of crazy movement in the front. And my cervix was nice and long at 3.9cm, which all adds up to good healthy pregnancy!

I was concerned about my weight gain. 17 pounds so far! Yikes!!!! But the doctor said not to worry, and keep eating like I've been eating. Okay.....if you say so...:-/ The plus side is that I have no idea where the 17 pounds are! I mean, my boobs are gigantic, my stomach looks like I swallowed a cantaloupe whole, but beyond that...the rest of my body looks pretty much the same. Anyway, I don't feel very good when I go long periods of time without food (due to business) so I'll follow the doctor's orders and keep eating!

Next up, trying to blog here more regularly, and about things besides pregnancy and baby!

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