I called to ask if we could do it abdominally, and they said no. I asked the purpose of it, and they said to date the pregnancy. I explained to the nurse I've been charting and know exactly how far I am, at the latest, 6w 1d now, and she believed me and canceled the appt. Next (first) appt will be mid-Nov to do all the labs, pap smear, etc, and hear the heartbeat on the doppler. That seems so far away and I was soo looking forward to seeing what's growing inside me, but I guess it will have to wait. I'll see the doctor at 13w for I'm not sure what reason. Guess I won't have an actual U/S until I'm much farther along?
At any rate, I am much relieved we won't have to attempt the stirrup position with my injured back this week, and risk me jumping out of the saddle as I can't help doing every time. That would be excruciating. God, please help me get through that pap smear in November. I haven't been taking much of the pain meds or valium for my back, and have just been bearing the pain mostly for the sake of my baby. I guess, since the paramedics will transport me anyway, I could take a double dose that day to get me really relaxed. Am I terrible?