I just had my first ultrasound at the Physician's for Women of Greensboro Center--And I was just so pleased with my doctor and the care I received. I wanted to see if there were other Greensboro moms out there. I'm still relatively new to town, but I would love to discuss classes, doctors, hospitals, etc. with other moms in the area.
Re: Greensboro Moms...UNITE!
On another note, since I'm not talking to anyone else about this (we're keeping it a secret until Christmas), how are you feeling? I look up symptoms all the time and it's always "different for every woman", but so far all I've got is sore boobs, tiredness, some mild cramping, and today I want to punch people (sorry if tmi). I'm unhappily anticipating morning sickness, as it seems most people do get some level of nausea. I just want to be able to eat tomorrow .
Friday is our big day to see an ultrasound picture - hopefully we will hear a heartbeat! I will only be 7 weeks tomorrow, so I'm not sure why they scheduled me in so early - usually people go a week or two later, right? I wanted to ask you, if you don't mind - did you have a regular ultrasound or the one where they have to stick the probe inside you? I should call and ask which one I'm going to get because I've read that if you get the regular one, you should have a full bladder. I'm not sure my prenatals are the best - they're the cheapest ones I could find at Wal-Mart.
Symptoms haven't changed too much for me, except I am peeing constantly and noticing that I am hungry a lot more, and when I'm hungry, that's when I feel sick. So I try to keep something on my stomach. And smells are definitely becoming an issue. My friend and I had brunch the other day and she ordered a crab frittata. I am not a seafood person anyways, but HOLY COW I wanted to throw it across the room! Then yesterday at work my boss turned on her space heater and for some reason it smelled like fish. The whole office was complaining from the smell and I had to sit with a candle directly under my nose. I'm still hoping that the hungry nausea is the worst that happens - the bathrooms at work are clear across the building.
Do you know a lot of people who are pregnant? It may just be my age, but I have several friends who just had babies, and I know 3 people right now who have just announced. I guess it's one of those things you don't pay attention to until you're in a similar situation.
Apparently I'm a week farther along than I thought, so I'm actually 8 weeks today. My due date is 7/17/15. They said it had a great heart rate and looked healthy! So my doctor said that Christmas would be safe to announce, even though I'll only be 11 weeks. I am just so thrilled and anxious and overwhelmed all at once!
I'm going back Thursday to have bloodwork done and probably give me all those brochures you were telling me about. I'll also be getting a flu shot, though I haven't had one since I was a kid. But they said I should get one because apparently the flu affects pregnant women worse.
I'm still not feeling terrible, just hungry all the time. I did think of an idea for the reveal, though. I want to get a picture frame with 3 windows - put my baby picture in one, my husband's in the other, and the ultrasound picture in the 3rd. I'll give one to my parents and one to his, and when the baby is born, they'll have a real picture to fill the 3rd window with. It's kind of cheesy, but I think it would be a nice gift and a surprise.
My doctor was able to answer a lot of questions we had, which was nice, and I'm sure there will be plenty more along the way!
I hope your Tuesday appointment goes well!!
Besides all of that, I am still not sick (yay!), just hungry, sore-boobed, and tired. We go back on the 29th to see the doctor, and I believe at that point we will hear the heartbeat!
I hope you both are doing well!
Supergoose - I saw the message just now. I didn't know about that feature on here. But I sent you one back
I am so happy for you! I can't wait until the 29th!
We are still set to tell our families at Christmas - his on Christmas Eve, and mine on Christmas Day. I gave up on the picture frame idea (scanned pictures of our old baby photos would not turn out well), so I just bought little gift card boxes (the nice tin ones) and put the ultrasound picture in them. Each set of parents will get one. I think that will get the message across, even if the picture will be 3 weeks old by that point.
I just wanted to check in to see how everyone was doing now that the whirlwind of the Holidays and New Years is behind us. I hope all Moms and Babies are doing well!