Lately it seems as though the hours in a day are broken up into how long until its time to eat and weeks are broken up into countdowns to the next Doctor appt - 26 days currently :)
I'm 15 weeks 1 day today and our second official doctor appointment was bright and early at 7AM this windy rainy morning. I can't even begin to put into words how much I looked forward to that one big sigh of relief we experienced this morning (for the third time this year) when hearing the heartbeat. All the worry just slips away. Every time we walk out of that office with positive news its reminds me we're one step closer to coming home with our healthy baby.
I also have to say just how happy I am to have found a doctor we really like. Over the past year dealing with Lyme, a DVT, and a new found clotting disorder I've seen my fair share of doctors. Not many of them were much to write home about sadly enough. Its such a breath of fresh air to finally meet a doctor willing to bend his own schedule just to see a patient. We were able to schedule our big 20 week ultra sound where we do plan to find out the gender. I'm too much of a planner not to find out so I'm thankful my husband feels the same way. We were also able to schedule our next appointment with our regular doctor (after he moved his schedule around a bit for us). And the countdown to the next appointment begin. Its a vicious cycle.
I think the most surprising thing to me about pregnancy thus far is how stressful it has been just being pregnant. Never in my life did I ever imagine the worry that would consume me the way it has at moments in the past 3 months. Perhaps this is normal for an expecting mother who's life is about to change or perhaps my clotting disorder has me constantly alert at how things can turn so suddenly and this could all become a very distant dream. Staying positive is important though and I spend a lot of time taking other peoples advice by trying to concentrate on that.
So at 15 weeks I'm told the baby is about the size of an orange. Rather than post the picture they show you on babycenter (because lets be honest its just a tad creepy and looks like something out of the TV show Fringe) I give you an orange . . .
Friday, April 3, 2009