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!! 

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