[B]Had my 1st appointment today[/B]
It's been fun reading how everyone is doing! Wow, this thread is so LONG already and it's only Wed.! This is so much fun, going through the pregnancy day by day with other people and comparing symptoms, worries, questions, etc.!
As I read through everybody's updates, there was so much I wanted to respond to personally, but there was just SO MUCH- I can't possibly.
It is really encouraging to read that others don't have too many symptoms either. Add me to the club. Although it would be miserable to have nausea all day, it is also really worrisome not to have anything at all! I just started feeling 'fat' yesterday- kind of my whole stomach area! And I totally identify with being hungry but not a lot is appealing. Today I had this vision of a veggie sub- so I put ds in the stroller and off we went to Subway for a footlong with extra pickles, onions, hot peppers, mmmmmmm! Whoever talked about the savory foods- I am right there with you! Give me garlic, onions, pickles, olives anytime! Or salt and vinegar chips- my ultimate favorite.
Anyway, I had my first appointment today- just as I thought, too early to hear the heartbeat. I did get my hcg levels drawn though so I'll find out about that tomorrow. She gave me a referral for an u/s if I want it just to assuage my fears, but I think if the hcg level is good then I won't do the u/s. So I'll have to wait 4 more looooong weeks until I can hear anything
And to whoever talked about their mil having cancer- I am really sorry to hear about that- I do hope this pregnancy can be a ray of light in your family. We are visiting my grandfather this w/e who is in the last stages of cancer. I am going to tell my family then since I don't see them in person very often and I hope it will be a happy positive thing for them all to think about in the midst of this tough time.
Whoever was afraid of doctors- I am a health professional so being too close to what goes on behind the scenes has really soured me on the whole medical profession. You might want to think about seeing if there is a midwife you could go to, you will be amazed
at the difference in how care is approached. YOU get a say in what happens and are treated like a partner is the whole process- I think a lot of OB's forget that it's YOUR baby and YOUR birth! Of course not every single doctor is like that- just speaking from my own personal and professional expereinces!
Ok, I guess I've written enough
Have a great week ladies!