I had the first Ob-Gyn appointment yesterday, and I was sooo nervous. I just had this feeling that there was no way I was ever going to actually have a baby.
Erick and I were sitting in the waiting room, and he kept telling me all about the home remodeling book he was reading. I was trying to pay attention, but not really suceeding. The pounding headache I had at the time didn't help.
So we finally got to the ultrasound room, and they placed the device, and sure enough--there was the baby! It was moving around, kicking off the side of the uterus, and swimming back and forth. We could even see the heart beating. The nurse had a hard time pinning down the hearbeat because the baby was moving so much. But the heartbeat was there, and sounded very strong. We got a pretty good picture facing front.
What a huge relief! Now I'm starting to feel that everything really might be okay, and that the little tadpole is really there and going to make it.
Also, I liked the doctor. She dispelled some of the myths that people had been telling me, like having to sleep on your right side throughout the whole pregnancy. And she assured me that it is fine to keep running and doing other exercise.
I just feel so much better, and much more relaxed.
Ok, I'm done now.