Aug 5, 2008

My first appointment

Today I went to my first doctor’s appointment. Apparently at my clinic you have to see the OB nurse before they will let you see the actual doctor. The appointment was very informative. I didn’t get to hear the hearts beat or even have an exam but they sure did take a lot of blood, 5 tubes to be exact. I felt like I was going to pass out so they gave me some juice and crackers. We talked about my medical history and when my last period was to give me a due date to start with until I have the actual exam. My estimated due date is 3/8/09 and I am about 9 ½ weeks. We talked about where I would be having my baby and the nurse had me fill out my registration information for the hospital. I will be delivering at St. Johns Hospital. I am very excited because I love that hospital. I also thought I would have to pick a different doctor because my doctor that I’ve had since I was little is just a family physician but turns out she will be delivering my baby. That makes me very happy. My appointment with my doctor is next Wednesday. I let you all know how it goes.

5 comments:

Helmey said...

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http://helmet.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/08/things-to-do-be.html

enjoy

Kristi said...

Bummer....you didn't even get to hear the heart beat yet! Oh well, next week will be here before you know it....

Michelle Leigh said...

Wow, I can't believe they didn't even listen for the heartbeat. At least you have another appt. soon. I'm sure you'll get to see the little peanut.

Amy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Congratulations on your pregnancy - I wish you the best.

btw, my first appointment was the same way - no worries.

Mary said...

Congrats :)
I am a week behind you. I have not announced it on my blog yet. There's still some family and most of my work that doesn't know. In a few weeks I'll let it out. Although people might find it here :) he he he
My first appointment went the same way. I had lots of blood drawn! I'll have my first exam on 9/4.