This is the baby's 1st picture! Woo Hooo!!!!
Today we had our first Dr.'s appt. and everything went well....mostly. According to their initial calculations I'm 8 weeks, 2 days and the due date is May 11th. This whole pregnancy thing is really weird because they calculate how far along I am based on the 1st day of my last cycle, not on the actual conception date.
OK guys, get ready for TMI (Too Much Information)!
The reason I said 'mostly' is because of another weird pregnancy thing. I had never heard of this but apparently every pregnant woman gets a cyst in her ovaries when she's pregnant that creates the hormones for the baby's yolk that feeds the baby until the placenta takes over. (Or something like that...) I've been having lots of pain on my left side and they decided to do the sono early to make sure everything was OK. Leave it to me, my cyst with the hormones ruptured which is what is causing the pain. But they said that was fine and no reason for concern. They'll just do another sono in 2 weeks and in the meantime they told me to back off the sit-ups, which I haven't done since Middle School!, and the yoga, which I had been doing. But other than that, the baby and I are both fine. Yippy!!!!!!
The only time I teared up today was when Hope called to ask how the appt. had gone. We had actually just finished the consultation and exam but were waiting for the sono. It was so special that Hope took the time to call and ask how everything went. I was so moved I started crying when I told John she had called and what we talked about. But all of those tender feelings quickly dissolved as we headed back to the Dr.'s office for the sonogram. John asked "Why are we even doing a sonogram, is there anything to see yet?" I've been doing some research online and knew that at 8 weeks we pretty much had a head and body and the legs and arms were starting to develop, kind of little nubs right now. Well, John said, "Oh, we have Bob!" Bob? Why Bob? What's Bob? I couldn't believe his response. "What do you call a man in the ocean with no arms and no legs?" I don't know if it was the hormones but I didn't think that was funny at all!!!!!! Anyway, despite his awful joke that he kept repeating, the sonogram was AWESOME!!! We got to hear it's heartbeat and actually see the heart beating in the chest. It even wiggled around for us a bit. It was the neatest thing ever!
Alright, I guess I should be wrapping this up because I don't want to de-throne Jake of the long blog posts throne. 8-)
Thanks for all of the congrats, well wishes and comments! They really mean a lot to us.