Here’s a post I wrote write before my 8 week appointment:
In about an hour and a half, Josh and I will be at my new obgyn doctors for my 8 week appointment. I’m so ridiculously excited and CRAZY nervous. I can’t wait to see the baby (I confirmed they’re doing an ultrasound!!!) even though I know it won’t look anything like a baby this early. 🙂 I hope we get to hear the heartbeat – who knows, it might be too early to hear it? Guess I’ll find out soon! I have so many questions, so many hopes and dreams running around my head. I haven’t been able to concentrate all morning!
But mostly, I’m just praying that everything is well with the baby. That he or she is healthy and growing…
I don’t know what I’d do if we got bad news…but I’m trying not to think about that now…
I’ll update after the appointment. We’re also planning on telling my parents tonight if all goes well. And THAT will be exciting!!
The appointment went great!!!! There’s really a baby in there!! However, my new obgyn thinks the baby isn’t quite 8 weeks. Still pretty small. But we did see the little guy (he looks pretty alien!) and saw his heart beating (just looked like a little flicker). I forgot to look over at Josh during the ultra sound (like I said – I was really nervous during the whole appointment) and I’m kind of sad I didn’t see his reaction. I’ll have to make sure to look at him next time. This time I was too busy looking at the baby on the screen! We got a picture – the first pic of baby D! We had to drive over to the doctors separately since we were both coming straight from work and when we left the doctors, Josh asked, “Can I ride home with the picture?” SOOOO SWEET! He’s so excited about all of this. I love it!!
When we got home it was torture waiting for 5:30 when my parents were supposed to come over.
Oh – and a funny side note. I totally already have baby brain. I prepared ribs the night before to cook for my parents. I rubbed them with a dry rub and got them all set up in the crock pot. I was just going to take the crock pot out of the fridge in the AM and have them cooking all day and ready for dinner at 5:30. Well guess who forgot to take the ribs out of the fridge in the AM?!?! This pregnant lady right here. Argh. Luckily, my mom had some leftover roast she brought over for us to eat. I fail. 🙂
Anyway, my parent’s FINALLY got there. We were all standing around chatting in the kitchen. I was sooooo nervous about telling them. I couldn’t wait any longer. I asked them, “Hey – do y’all wanna see the new Toms I bought?” And I pulled out these to show them:
I let them look at them for a while (you could tell they were totally confused) and then I said, “Of course, I won’t be able to use them until September!” And that’s when it clicked. They were so excited!!!! We showed them the ultrasound pic and talked for a loooong time about the details of everything. They were amazed at all of the times I’d seen them since I found out and the fact that I was able to keep it a secret. 🙂 I told them how hard it had been lying to them (since they both knew we were trying and were always asking questions). But they didn’t care. They were so thrilled. One of the most fun moments EVER!!