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Sprout's Route | Week 5

[written 10.8.10 - week 5]

My first dr.'s visit for this pregnancy was on 10.8.10 and this is how that day went...

Today, I'm actually about 5 weeks and 6 days so almost 6 weeks, but I'll go with the 5 week update for date sake.

I called in the day after we found out we were pregnant to get something on the calendar.  I wasn't sure that they would get me in right away because at the time I was literally very newly pregnant and most of the time they push you off until you're about 8 to 9 weeks.

So, I arrived at my appointment 20 minutes early and hoped that they would get me in early because I was early.  Boy was I wrong.  My appointment was at 9:10am and I didn't get into my room until 9:34am.  Then I waited for my doctor until 10:05am and didn't leave the office until about 10:35am.  It was painful.  I wasn't sure that I was going to make it through it and at one point, I really did start to think that they had forgotten about me.  It was bad.  But after seeing my doctor, I feel better about it all.

She said that today she could've taken an ultrasound of what was going on in there, but it might cause more stress or worry as the weeks proceed and she didn't feel comfortable doing that.  She felt more comfortable waiting until she knew there would be some true growth and a visable baby in there to see before we did that.  So I'm scheduled for an ultrasound in 2 weeks [10.21.10].  I'm pretty excited about this.

What's different about this pregnancy than the last is that I don't have T.W.I.T. here to do ultrasounds for me anymore because a. she isn't working as an ultrasound tech right now and b. she doesn't live as my neighbor anymore.  Two sad things but life happens and then we keep moving along... The other thing is that I haven't told a sole about this pregnancy yet.  My first pregnancy, we told our family almost immediately.  That was pretty exciting, but this time around we just decided that we didn't want to say anything, yet.  With our first pregnancy, we started telling our close friends when we saw them, no matter how early it was.  We thought that if nothing else, they will be able to support us if we had something go wrong and boy were we right. This time around, we're taking the "stay quiet until 9 to 12 weeks" plan...  We'll see how well that works.

We'll be pretty busy between now and Thanksgiving.  And when Thanksgiving arrives, we'll be ultra busy with family.  At 9 weeks, we'll be hosting a party at our house for Halloween, Sean's birthday and a college football game.  I've thought about just telling people then, but at the same time, I don't know.  I think that it's a good idea to plan for because at that point, we would've seen the heartbeat and done an ultrasound with our dr. and known how things were going.  At that point she could guide us to what she thinks.  If we don't do it then, we'll have to wait until Thanksgiving when we have family in town.  At that point, I will be about 13 weeks and probably well into the clear.

I have to say that it was pretty crazy to be in the doctor's office with another pregnancy already.  I mean we are just shy of 4 months since my d&c at this point and while we're so stoked, we never thought that it would really be this easy the second time around.

We couldn't be more thrilled and can't wait for our next appointment!


Sassytimes said…
Love that you are telling your story, Jill! Can't wait to hear more....I'm just over the moon happy for you!
Oh, my goodness Jill. I am so happy for you.


I have no words. (I just called C. to tell him that you are pregnant because I'm that excited. We were both pulling for you.)

I cannot wait to read about your pregnancy.
Sarah said…
Jill I am SO HAPPY FOR YOU!! I have been following your blog for what seems like forever and I am beyond thrilled for you both! CONGRATS!!
Mrs. Hammer said…
Wow awesome news!! Congratulations!!! You both have given me hope post d&c. Before we realized we were prego I was totally going to try your 'what worked' Clearly it was very effective. Curious, did you stand on your head again? :)
Jill said…
Mrs. Hammer... yes! I did. But let's be real. I'm about 175+ and I work out but I wasn't doing handstands for very long. I would swing my legs up against the wall and sit like that for as long as I could stand it. It wasn't long, but yes, I did do it this time too.

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