Thursday, March 6, 2008
My first Dr. appointment
I had my first appointment this morning. I am just about 6 weeks along if you count from my last period. Anyway, Darren didn't come with me this time. It was fine with me. The first appointment isn't very exciting, lots of sitting and waiting. I had an exam and then we talked about things for a while and I had some blood drawn. My Dr. says everything looks good so far. The bloodwork is to check my hormone levels. I'm supposed to call tomorrow to talk with the nurse about the results. I'm told they can get a more accurate picture of how far along I am based on different hormone levels. That's pretty much it for now. My first ultrasound will be in 3 weeks. My doctor didn't want to do it this early since there isn't much to see anyway. She says we will definitely see a heartbeat in 3 weeks and after you see a fetus with a heartbeat the chance of miscarriage drops to 5%. I'm feeling pretty good about things at the moment. I have symptoms, so that is reassuring. I haven't thrown up, but I do feel nauseous off and on. I'm also tired all the time and I always have painful breasts. Those are the 3 main early pregnancy symptoms, so it seems like I'm in good shape so far. I just have to get through the next 3 weeks and I will feel much better about everything.