Saturday, August 29, 2009

8 week visit... HUGE bust!

I'll start by saying that the Dr. we were going to yesterday was and hour+ from where we live but the Dr. came highly recommended by a friend so we decided to give it a shot. I was scheduled to work 1/2 a day and have a sub come in at 11:30 that would have given us plenty of time to get to the clinic by 1:00. Well, she didn't get there until about 10 till 12 so we were already running late. We quickly got on the road, it was drizzly and traffic was bad. At about 12:45 we were still 30 minutes away. I called the office to let them know we would be about 15 minutes late. The (bitchy) receptionist informed me that their policy isn't to take anyone after 10 minutes. I explained the situation and she said I could ONLY be 15 minutes late or they wouldn't see me. We were hauling ass to get there and pulled up to the clinic at 1:17, George dropped me off at the door and I ran in, the clinic was HUGE so it took me a few minutes to get up there. Got there at 1:20 and the (bitchy) receptionist was SO RUDE and said I was too late and I would have to reschedule. Well I immediately burst into sobs. I asked if there was anyway they could make an exception since we drove and hour+ and these were unusual circumstances and since this was my first pregnancy and first OB appointment and I was very anxious to see the baby. I told her we would sit around all day if we had to. She just responded with a "Nope" so hateful! I walked out of the office to find George, I was literally hysterical, I know a little over the top but I was soooo upset and she was soooo mean! George went in and was very polite and tried to talk to her but I guess she was just as rude, he even asked if there was anyway we could see a different doctor and she told him "not for another few weeks" he then asked if there was another OB practice and she said "yes but I guarantee they won't get you in either" I honestly still can't believe how hateful this woman was. So to make a long story longer... we didn't get in, called around and FINALLY got in to a Dr. I've never heard of, but who had a VERY NICE receptionist who I told the story to and was appropriately appalled and said they would get me in on Thursday and to bring a video tape because they'll tape the u/s! YAY! After that I had some retail therapy and then went for a great early dinner complete with Italian donuts with chocolate dipping sauce at Olive Garden, YUM! LOL! So that's my day! It was horrible but ended up being okay, sad that I have to wait another week but I'm feeling better about everything being okay with little Petri, I have no reason to think otherwise. Hopefully I'll be able to put some pictures up next week of how much Petri has changed!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Oh the comments!

Why oh why can people not keep their weird and rude comments to themselves! I know everyone says when you're pregnant that everyone feels like it's their business, boy am I finding out how true that is. At first it was nice having everyone fawning all over me, asking how I was, how I was feeling, what symptoms did I have. Now... well now it's just ANNOYING! Hey people, maybe this bitchiness is a symptom! I guess I'm a little freaked because we don't get to see the bean this week, we have for the past 2 and it is sooo reassuring. Not only that, I am virtually symptom free and it kinda freaks me out, even though I've been told by friends, family, and my nurse (yes I called) that it is completely normal. However, some people on a daily basis are asking me if I have morning sickness, no didn't have it yesterday, the day before, or today, if I start throwing up I will run straight to you so you don't miss it. Not only am I getting that question (daily) but when I resopond "no" some look at me like I'm sprouting a third head! Seriously you've NEVER met another pregnant person without morning sickness, come on! Then their are others still who proceed to tell me that if "you have morning sickness you have less chance of a miscarriage", or that "morning sickness means a healthy pregnancy". So now I'm about to miscarry at any given moment or not have a healthy pregnancy...WTH! Okay, totally sorry to bring down my normally fun and enjoyable blog with all my crankiness! I go to the Dr. next Friday and then I'll have my reassurance again... at least for another week. I tell ya, I'm not going to quit being anxious until I can feel little Petri doing high kicks inside of me!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Nick name!

So we've decided that we've got to stop calling this baby "it" LOL! We were trying to come up with cute nick names, the short list was Mader or Mato (since I can't get enough tomatoes!) George suggested something... (obviously got vetoed since I can't even remember it) but we finally decided on Petri... why you ask? Because the little one was conceived in a petri dish! LOL, we are huge dorks I realize this but we want something cute and clever! Oh by the way, I think I've convinced George to wait until this little one makes his/her appearance to find out the gender! YAY!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Belly Bean is growing!

We had our second ultra sound today which sadly George missed. He had meetings in the morning and I had our Meet the Teacher night at school this afternoon and since I HAD to be there I had to schedule by which time worked best for me. Luckily a friend volunteered to go so I didn't have to make the 2 hour trek alone. I was very nervous this week because I'm into week 6 and all the books say that if you're going to get morning sickness this would be the week. Well silly me, instead of being grateful that I'm keeping all my meals down, I was worried! Yes me the puke-a-phobe! I was just afraid that something was wrong... I was WRONG! We got to see our one little belly bean growing strong. The second embryo didn't make it, and while we're sad about that we're rejoicing in the fact that we have one baby growing strong and healthy. I was so excited because I knew that we'd get to see the heartbeat and I was totally SHOCKED that we got to HEAR the heartbeat, it was the most amazing sound ever! It was a strong heartbeat at 122 and it was great to hear it, very reassuring! This was our last week with the RE, we've graduated to a regular OB and we'll see him in 2 weeks, 2 weeks of waiting to see the baby again... I'll survive, I think:~) The first picture shows the heartbeat at the bottom, the other 2 are just showing how big the belly bean's getting! Can't believe the change from last week!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

6 weeks!

Well we're 6 weeks tomorrow! So excited, hopefully Wednesday when we go back to the RE we'll be able to see two healthy heart beats, I don't think we'll be able to hear them yet but seeing is believing! Here is a littlebit of what's going on this week.

How your baby’s growing: This week’s major developments: The nose, mouth, and ears that you’ll spend so much time kissing in eight months are beginning to take shape. If you could see into your uterus, you’d find an oversize head and dark spots where your baby’s eyes and nostrils are starting to form. His emerging ears are marked by small depressions on the sides of the head, and his arms and legs by protruding buds. His heart is beating about 100 to 160 times a minute — almost twice as fast as yours — and blood is beginning to course through his body. His intestines are developing, and the bud of tissue that will give rise to his lungs has appeared. His pituitary gland is forming, as are the rest of his brain, muscles, and bones. Right now, your baby is a quarter of an inch long, about the size of a lentil bean.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Baby or babies?

Well we went to the doctor today for our first ultra sound. Needless to say we really don't know anymore than we did this morning. We know we're pregnant but still don't know if it's one or two. We were able to see 2 sacs but the Dr. was only able to see the yolk sac on one of them. He did say that the 2nd sac could be a vanishing twin or it just might be to early and it could still catch up. Now that I know they are both in there I really want them both! Praying hard that the smaller one catches up and that the other continues to grow! I've posted a pic, it's crappy because I don't have a scanner so I have to take a picture of the (crappy) u/s picture with my phone then post it. Also I took a 2nd pregnancy test last week just to make sure I was still pregnant, the 2 lines popped up in like 2o seconds instead of the 2 minutes I was supposed to wait! (George totally made fun of me)