Today I had my first Dr. appointment. I was nervous but very excited at the same time. I wasn't sure exactly what to expect but thought that after my first appointment it would all feel more real. We decided that although we knew it probably wasn't going to be a very exciting appointment (physical, info giving and getting, blood work...) that Kevin would come and stay in the waiting area just in case they decided to try to hear the baby's heart beat or needed questions answered by him. I had to switch to a different doctor in the same practice as my PCP because she does not do OB. I was a bit disappointed since I really like my PCP and have been going to her since we moved down to Indy, but I really liked the new doctor and the baby will be able to have my PCP for his/her doctor.
Most of the visit consisted of gathering family and person history, talking about nutrition...etc. She told me that I am 10 weeks and gave us a due date of August 25!!!! She told me that we would try to hear the heart beat but told me not to be disappointed if we didn't because it could take a few more weeks for it to really be heard. I was super excited that she was even going to try and told her that if we heard it that she would need to go and get Kevin from the waiting room so he could hear it too. It did not take her long to find the heart beat...what an awesome sound! She said that it sounded like a good strong heart beat and quickly went to get Kevin for him to join in the excitement. HOW AWESOME!!!! I still can't believe it and I will not forget that wonderful overwhelming feeling of hearing our baby's heart beat and realizing that this is for real. There is a little me and Kevin growing in me!
My doctor provided me with a little goody bag with lots of information about exercise, over the counter drugs that are safe, and different classes offered at St. Vincent Women's Hospital (where we will deliver).
It is all so exciting and I am already looking forward to my next appointment in a month! I will be sure to continue to keep you all updated.