Friday, March 30, 2012

Telling Dr. Montgomery

Before I talk about my first doctor's appointment I want to say that I think that this baby came at the perfect time. It waited for my screw to come out. I feel like Jonny and I have had a lot of fun together and we got to go to Bali. Jonny's mom, Arlene, just found out she has lung cancer and hopefully this will be something that will help her hold on. AND, my mom and dad probably couldn't wait much longer!! hahaha!!

So, when Dr. Montgomery came in the door I just blurted out that I was pregnant. My hands were clammy, my heart was racing, and my face was going a bit red. I was nervous and I felt a little embarrassed. I don't know why. Maybe just the newness and how weird it is to make a baby in a body. It is freaky.. it is crazy!!

Anywho, here is the scoop. AND.. I am mostly writing this down for myself so if I do this again - I will remember how to do it. What happened and what happens next.

So, tomorrow, Saturday, I am going to go for a blood test at the corner of Davie and Burrard kitty corner the garden.

Monday I am going to call St. Paul's Ultra Sound and make an appointment (which will take a month) for an, "Early obstetric ultra sound for dates." Dr. M said not to get too excited about this one. This is to find out more about WHEN your baby is going to go through the different stages of development. The next ultrasound tests for down syndrome and can only be tested in a small window of time. There are two more ultra sounds after this and it isn't until the last one at around twenty weeks that they will tell you what the sex of the baby is. They won't tell you at the third one because you can still abort at that time and ... well, they don't want you to abort just because you didn't get the sex you wanted.

Dr. M put in a referral for my obstetrician and if I don't hear from them in ten days then I have to call and check up on that.


And, finally he told me do NOT get the book, What to Expect when Expecting. He says this book freaks people out and it is American. He suggested I get, Baby's Best Chance. This is a free book which is available at Three Bridges Health Clinic which is at Drake and Hornby. That is when I blurted out about my dad growing up there and his tree. I am such a nerd!! Even though I am nerdy, I still think that is special. Baby book by dad's tree!!

Three Bridges Health Clinic
Kitty corner... Dad's tree!! 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Happy Awakening to the End of Spring Break


I was trying to save my morning pee to piddle on this stick but I woke up at 1:30am and had to go and couldn't wait... so I did it and it went pink right away. I kinda knew already. Just like yoga told me to open my heart and love Jonny it also made me sit down the last four classes. I knew something was up with my body. Usually I am a machine! I guess now I really am a machine. A baby making machine. 

I snuck back into bed and tried to hold my tongue but I couldn't do it. I snuggled up to Jonny and whispered to him and that was it. We were up till 4:30am!! (And it was the end of spring break... I had to go to school ... soon!) Jonny's back is out and he was in pain and whiney but happy at the same time. It seems painful to be happy and sore - kind of like laughing and crying at the same time. Jonny had our toys out and were looking up this and that - then we would try to put them away and sleep and then another question would come into our minds and we would be back at it. If I wasn't thinking about being a new mommy, I was thinking about what I was going to teach the next day. The sleep just wouldn't come.

I know we fell back to sleep because my alarm was going off and it was time to see my kiddies that I haven't seen in two weeks.. and before that there were only two days of school because of the strike. Strike - there is a good thing. It might get worse next year and I won't have to deal with it... well... I will have to deal with it until mid-November. SWEET! SCARY!! YIKES!! What have I gotten myself into. We wanted this... just keep reminding yourself we wanted this. It is pretty freaky though!! Don't think about it!!

Jonny and I had decided that we weren't going to tell anyone about it until we knew for sure it stuck. This is so hard for my big mouth!! I already blew it once via text message to Jonny... that I accidentally sent to my dad. Check out the last green message that I sent to DAD... that was supposed to be for JONNY!!
I might be safe... he hasn't responded.. I might have confused him or I might have let them in on the secret a mere seven hours - or even worse - three awake hours since the actual moment of my own confirmation.  This just confirms that I should not be told secrets if you want the secrets to be kept since, apparently, I can't even keep my own secrets!! 

Jonny thinks I am more excited about making my blog than I am about the baby... hahaha!!