Monday, October 1, 2007

The big appointment

Finally, we will be meeting with the midwife this evening circa 5pm, as long as nothing else interferes. We are hoping that we will be able to hear the heartbeat, of course. We are also hoping to feel happy and comfortable there; I guess we'll see.

In other news, we spent the weekend with my mom and her b/f this weekend and had a very nice time. She was so happy to see us now that we're preggers. We had great weather, too, which was very nice for visiting the farmer's market and doing a nature walk. Next weekend, we will not be hosting any company, and I'm hoping that we have time and feel up to heading to an apple orchard, eating donuts etc... No cider for me, unfortunately. Definitely worth it, but still unfortunate.

***Update***
No big shakes really. We were unable to hear the heartbeat, which is to be expected this early it was explained. Our time with the midwife was spent mostly talking about health history and nutrition during pregnancy. We didn't learn too much we didn't know before today, but it was nice to know that I can still eat chevre, as long as it's pasteurized. Sounds like good news to me. She also recommended fish oil caplets, which make me nervous w/ how nauseous I've been. We're going to check it out though: give it the old college try.

We have another appointment next week, when we will have an actual exam and labs drawn. We're also going to try again for the heartbeat.

5 comments:

sandra said...

You should have extra donuts to make up for the missing cider. That's the only possible solution.

Keri said...

Can't wait to hear about the first appointment! :)

e. said...

glad it all went well.

don't worry about not hearing the heart beat it is still early. our mw waited till or 11 week visit to even try to find it.

things seem to be moving right along for you!

SaraS-P said...

Hooray for chevre consumption!

Hope you get that heartbeat next time!

Holly said...

Glad it went well! We didn't hear the heartbeat until the 12 week u/s I think.