Tuesday, March 29, 2011

1st doctor appointment

Yesterday was my first doctor appointment for little my little rainbow. I waited 3 long weeks to go and confirm that yes I am indeed pregnant again. I was nervous to be back in this place again. I was nervous of how many pregnant women would be in the waiting room. I was nervous of the questions I would be asked regarding Brinley. I was nervous that maybe I wasn't really pregnant.

My appointment was at 1:15pm and luckily when I arrived there were only two other people in the waiting room. My husband was able to go with me which calmed my nerves. I was called back shortly after signing in. My husband was placed into room 16 as I was taken back to get my vitals and to be questioned. 

Weight 202 
BP 160/20 
Questions.... The nurse asking me questions was very nice and mentioned that she helped shape the bereavement program at the hospital I had Brinley. She asked what I thought of the services I received over there and I told her that I was happy with them. She mentioned that they had tried a group but after about 3 years there was no attendance so they stopped. I always wondered why there wasn't a group around here so I guess now I know why. According to her my due date should be Oct 16, 2011 based on the first day of my last period of Jan 9, 2011

When I was done with her I went to the room and waited for the doctor. I was meeting with the new midwife. She was a very nice lady and happily answered our questions. She told me that since I didn't have any issues till the end last time that once the baby reached viability (30 weeks) they would have me come in and do a non-stress test every week or so. 

After she felt my uterus she said that I felt like I was 11 weeks along. I told her that I REALLY didn't think I was that far along considering I had taken a couple of pregnancy tests that were negative one on Feb 11 and the other on Feb 23. On Feb 23 I would have been 6 weeks pregnant and should have got a positive test. Another two weeks later on March 8th is when I got my first positive test so according to my calculations I am 7 weeks pregnant this week and my due date should be Nov 13, 2011. Since I was sure that I wasn't that far along she wants me to come back for an ultrasound next week on April 5th. 

After that my follow up appointment is scheduled for April 25, 2011. I have my trip for Talladega planned for the week before and plan to go and have a good time. Hopefully everything will go well with the trip. I am very excited to be going again.