Redneck's Wife
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
  The Tadpole
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.
 
Comments:
So - did your little tadpole turn into Prints??
(In other words :Did you get to keep the photo images? My kids (all older now) REALLY like to see theirs ...
 
Hi Beth,

I have one print of the ultrasound image, which I will keep safe. I'm toting it around right now, so I'll be careful not to wreck it.
 
Oh you're so lucky! We haven't had an ultrasound yet, we're going for ours in a couple weeks. Can't wait!

I know what you mean about feeling like "it's not possible that I'm going to have an actual baby" - I've been feeling that way too. It just doesn't seem real.

Glad everything went well!
 
Congratulations, Sami - this is wonderful. With our first pregnancy, we never had a single ultrasound. Our doctor didn't see a reason, and everything went fine. We did get to hear the heartbeat, though. We had one or two ultrasounds with our second. It is exciting.
 
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