First OB Appointment

I’m blogging from the waiting room (wireless at the Hospital – wahoo!) while Pam’s getting a exam that is a bit more, uh, intimate than I wanted experience.

Random stream-of-consciousness stuff:

  • Puking happens, just stay hydrated.
  • Due date is initially pegged at September 25. Pam’s at almost ten weeks right now.
  • Sonogram at 16-20 weeks.
  • Spending an hour going through complete medical histories for both families is like re-hashing, all at once, every conversation you’ve ever had with a relative about this or that medical problem. Good times.
  • There’s nothing quite as useless as a husband on a prenatal visit.  Our nurse, Pam, did a great job, but it’s pretty clear I was just taking up space.  :-)

We heard a heartbeat!!!

Weekend O’ Vomit

I’m not even pregnant, and now even I hate morning sickness!

Pam spent a long, miserable weekend being sick, and we were worried enough about her keeping anything down that we spent a few hours last night at Convenient Care (Motto:  “If you weren’t sick when you got here, you will be when you leave!”).  They checked Pam for dehydration, but sent us home with nothing more than advice and shrug.

At least we will get to see the OB this afternoon. .

Eating for Two…Vol 2

It’s been more than a week since my last posting, but I promise I will get better at posting more regularly.  I just spent the week in St. Louis at a wonderful work conference and it kept me quite busy.  I am closing in on the end of week 9.  Always seem to have the gag reflex lately, but rarely do I actually throw up.  I save that for when I am around Gordy and this point – really freaks him out.  Just kidding!

Week 9 has a lot going in inside the womb.  It’s officially a fetus and it’s the size of a hen’s egg!  Amazing.   My waistline hasn’t changed other than the blessed, inherited stomach fat I have is still there.  Now I will just have a very good excuse for that fat to get big right!  No real food cravings yet, but I do need to eat and eat often or I do get very sick feeling.  I did buy myself a jar of dill pickles the other day just in case.  Well on to the fun stuff!

Good things this week include:

  • Gordy is still taking care of the 3 cats who make a whole lot of waste.
  • Thanks to Gordy and my dad, I can sit (or sleep) in front of our new fireplace!
  • Receiving free baby magazines and signing up for all kinds of baby website stuff.
  • More ice and snow on the way (oh wait – that should really be on the bad list)

Bad things this week include:

  • Starting to feel very tired and this queasy stuff is for the birds.
  • I didn’t have Gordy around at my conference this week to spoil me.
  • Cried all the way through the Grey’s Anatomy episode last night. It was so cool to see Denny on the afterlife side.

Unsolicited Advice received this week:

  • I love that fact that I started this because now I am getting even more advice – keep it coming.
  • When a young child is throwing up, there is not much you can do for them other than get rid of the pucky clothes, stack up the towels and get ready for the next round!  Fisk Family – get well!
  • Did you know you can receive a free book, “The Complete and Authoriatitive Guide:  Caring for your Baby and Younch Child” from State Farm?  State Farm is giving away this book for expectant parents and parents to child under one year of age.  Call 1-888-733-8368.  I received my book TODAY by mail – it’s awesome.  I wanted to provide the link that I used to sign up online for it, but it appears to be gone.  If  someone finds it out there the login name and password are:  “good” and “neighbor”
  • Eat more crackers, did you eat crackers before you got out of bed, saltines are the best.
  • As most men probably think there part is done for the next 9 months, don’t forget about the Lamaze Classes! – love this one.

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Eating for Two…

If you haven’t heard in person from Gordy and I, the expression “eating for two” is a reality in our house lately.  Yes, we are expecting.  Now, we probably jumped the gun a little early by telling everyone at 6 weeks, but why not.  We are both very anxious for my first prenatal visit with the Doctor’s office and unsure when that will be, hopefully still this week.  The 13.5 inches of snow have shut the whole town down even the Doctor’s offices.  By my own calcuations at this point and all of the reading and intake of the internet, I am at day 58, week 8.  I will spare all of the mothers who have been through this process the full details of what is happening at week 8, but if you are interested, follow the links provided to get some amazing details like “Little Pundit” is the size of a kidney bean at week 8!  Yes, it has a name besides it – “Little Pundit.”
Good Things this week include:

  • Gordy has taken over litter box duty for the next 7 months.
  • He took me out to eat Penn Station Subs yesterday in the snow and later spent 2 hours getting his SUV unstuck from the snow in our own subdivision.  There is something to be said about driving in the middle median sidewalk of Stone Creek just to get home.
  • Hungry all the time.

Bad Things this week include:

  • Morning sickness all day long.  The periods between 10am and Noon; 2pm-4pm and 8pm to bedtime are the worst.
  • Hungry all the time.
  • No one will let me shovel snow around here.  I guess that is not a bad thing…

Unsolicited Advice received this week:

  • From Great-Grandma to be:  Eat crackers before you even get up in the morning.  I always kept them by my bedside (over 50 yrs ago and still true).
  • Don’t be concerned if you don’t hear the heartbeat at your first Dr’s visit.
  • Eat all the time.
  • Don’t worry, I used to throw up on my way to work out the window.
  • You can be anywhere and feel like throwing up, just be prepared with a bag.