Sunday, May 30, 2010

Meeting more Helpers

This week we had our first visit to the doctor. We will be going to a local woman's clinic that is just down the road from our house, and the hospital, so it should be a great connivance when things getting bigger and more immediate down the road. It was also a nice connivance because half the doctors there are women. Not that male doctors are bad, and I know that I prob won't care down the road who my doctor will be, but for the current circumstances, I am completely content and pleased to get to have a woman doctor for my comfort's sake. While at the doctor I had another lovely experience of peeing into a cup, I believe this going to be a fun regular thing for me along this joyous journey. I was almost blessed with the wonderful opportunity to have a pap and breast exam, and all those lovely check up sort of things, but they decided to wait on those till my next visit in a few weeks, and I had the even more exciting opportunity to have my very first ultrasound. I am so glad that my lovely helper husband was here with me for this, sitting next to holding my hand as we see first signs of a real life going on inside, and knowing that I haven't been feeling yucky for no reason. It look so energetic and wiggly and cute, and its super tiny heart was beating fast and well. The doctor said it looks like me...I am not sure that I should have taken that for a compliment though.
Here it is though, our little prune sized tike, at ten weeks and one day old! I know it doesn't look much, but it's ours and we are excited about it!
So we've met our doctors, and we've more or less been introduced to the little prune. It's going to be a great adventure helping this little guy grow and blossom inside me until it gets the real test of coming into the world.
Let the journey carry on!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Meeting the Helpers

For starters, even though this is a sort of shared journey, undoubtedly I could not deny that my wonderful husband is one of my top helpers. Without him I could not take on the challenge of this journey, and in it he has certainly helped a ton so far. Not a day goes by where he doesn't cook breakfast, help get our packed lunches and usually makes dinner too when I whine at the end of the day that I am dead beat tired. He has also been a wonderful helper in that through his work he is required to buy some of their supplies every month, and they have superb prenatal vitamins! He gives super foot rubs at the end of the day, and provides constant support when I need it. He is a wonderful helper and there is no way I would want to or think that I could take on this journey without him.

Helper number 2, which has been a wonderful reference for me so far, is this lovely book, written by someone who understands all the questions and concerns that run through a hormonal pregnant lady and put those worries to ease through this book:

I am sincerely grateful for the lovely lady who decided to write this book, because it is has been a great constant quick guide that I turn to all the time!

Along with this lovely helper of a book, I recently discovered that there is a website that goes along with it and is just as insightful and helpful! And today I learned of this new fun news in case you care to know at my 7 weekish mark:

"Your baby is now about the size of a blueberry (and about 10,000 times bigger than he was at conception). Most of that growth is concentrated in the head as new brain cells are generated at the rate of 100 per minute. Your baby's mouth and tongue are forming as arm and leg buds sprout, and those little kidneys are getting ready to do their job."

Isn't that neat to think about, I got a tiny little blueberry going on!

And of course I can't forget another helper that I came to a realization with is my lovely stretchy pants I can jump into when I get home from the day. I don't think I have gained that much weight yet, but man when my tummy feels queasy, like it usually does, the normal waist bands around my stomach do not help, so I love it when I can go home and slip into the more comfortable pants and finally breath again!

More helpers to come, especially when I work out getting a doctor, and all those lovely fun, different experiences, which I'll be sure to up date on. Enjoy the journey- this is what I need to keep reminding myself !