12 week check up

i had my second doctor’s appointment today. it went…interesting. i had blood drawn and ended up having to wait 2 hours in this little exam room before the doctor saw me. during that time i read almost the entirety of Natural Hospital Birth  (i’m going to try to go natural for this next one) and wrote down questions to ask my doctor.

and for some reason, probably due to not eating lunch at my  normal time, i started to get very anxious about asking my doctor questions,and the longer i waited the more anxious i became. by the time she got there, i asked one question and broke down crying. the doctor was really concerned–she asked if i had had a traumatic birth experience or something along those lines and i, through my sobs, said no, i am just extremely hormonal today. of all the things that go on at an ob/gyn, this is probably the most embarrassing. i couldn’t make myself stop crying so she let me have a minute to try to get it together.

after that, we did a little ultrasound (couldn’t find the heartbeat right away–of course that was just what an already near-hysterical pregnant woman needed to hear!) to check the heartbeat and the baby has a 140 (a girl’s heartbeat my mom says, but you know), and i couldn’t believe the acrobatics going on in there! it looked just like zu’s ultrasounds–flipping around, kicking, waving the arms. that finally made me dry it up and laugh a little bit to see how much fun little emerson is having in the womb.

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  1. I don't blame you! I don't think I ever did that when I was pregnant with Milo, but if God chooses to give us with another child someday, I could definitely see myself getting emotional! Balancing pregnancy and childrearing is huge deal! That's really great that you have a doctor who shows concern. Some doctors would probably shrug it off as pregnancy hormones, so that's really comforting that she cares enough to look into it!

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  2. I don't blame you! I don't think I ever did that when I was pregnant with Milo, but if God chooses to give us with another child someday, I could definitely see myself getting emotional! Balancing pregnancy and childrearing is huge deal! That's really great that you have a doctor who shows concern. Some doctors would probably shrug it off as pregnancy hormones, so that's really comforting that she cares enough to look into it!

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  3. she was really nice about it and she did take the time to tell me that she thought it was really great that i was asking her a lot of questions and looking out for my baby already–she was really supportive and i like her a lot! i was just so embarrassed to be crying like that!

    & good idea about the photo =)

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  4. she was really nice about it and she did take the time to tell me that she thought it was really great that i was asking her a lot of questions and looking out for my baby already–she was really supportive and i like her a lot! i was just so embarrassed to be crying like that!

    & good idea about the photo =)

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  5. i read that book and really liked it. a few things helped me a lot the second time around. and it is so terrible when they cant find their heartbeat right away!

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  6. i read that book and really liked it. a few things helped me a lot the second time around. and it is so terrible when they cant find their heartbeat right away!

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