Gosh, it seems like forever since I last wrote on my blog. I’ve really enjoyed having this as a ‘diary’ to go back and see where I was 6 months ago and how far we’ve come!
It’s taken Corey and I awhile to let the news of the baby set in. We were so afraid something bad was going to happen that we didn’t allow ourselves to really believe we were pregnant until our second visit with our regular OB.
We had our first OB visit December 11th and that appointment was just to review my histories and for the doctor to tell me the dos and don’ts of pregnancy. So, pretty uneventful. I was a little bummed that we didn’t get an ultrasound or at least get to hear the heartbeat during our appointment. I suppose I can’t have everything :-)
We scheduled our next appointment for January 8th and were told we’d find the heartbeat on the doppler during that visit. YAY!!!
We were so used to hearing the heartbeat and getting an update on our baby every week or every other, the long wait in between appointments can cause a girl to go crazy! My mind was racing in all different directions, but at our appointment on January 8th we heard the heartbeat right away! It was such a relief. Both Corey and I said that was the day we finally let ourselves really believe that we were pregnant and in the clear! Since that appointment we’ve enjoyed looking (but not buying) baby gear, clothing, furniture etc.
We told both sides of our family around Christmas and our close friends around the same time. We announced our growing family through Christmas cards, which I think turned out really cute!
Over the course of the last two months, I have battled severe headaches. I think I went on a stretch of having a headache for six weeks straight. It was brutal. Unfortunately there wasn’t a whole lot my doctor could do for me. He said it’s just part of pregnancy and soon enough my hormones would settle down. When I hit 15 weeks, it was like my hormones flipped and I haven’t had a headache since! Such a relief.
Our next appointment is February 10th! We are sooo excited for this appointment. It will be our 19.5 week appointment, which is when they do the anatomy ultrasound. We haven’t seen our baby since 9 weeks, so I’m sure it will look totally different and resemble an actual human! We’ve decided to find out the sex of the baby! I can’t wait! The anticipation has been killing me. I’m ready to buy clothes and decorate the baby room!!