I'm sorry for the lack of posts and blog reading this past week. work has kicked into high gear again and our miss lulu has been playing the role of diarrhea vomit dog. our little monkey has been VERY sick. this brought back SERIOUS and terribly sad flashbacks to chilli's chemo treatments. so between constant spot cleaning of rugs and bedding, ob and vet appointments, needy and design illiterate clients, I've been overwhelmed.
my dr's appointment went great on tuesday. man, I love that practice! I met with a new ob who could not have been any nicer. we spent most of the time chatting (of course after the important stuff -- listening to little one's beautiful heartbeat.) I'm now a whopping 151 lbs! this explains why I cannot even fit into my drawstring pajamas! my comfy clothes are no longer... comfy.
dr h went on and on about how he/they treat their IVF patients with extra special care. music to my ears! he dabbled in IVF years ago so he is very familiar with what he calls "an assault." "yes your pregnancy is the same physiologically as any other pregnant woman's. BUT it is a completely different experience emotionally and psychologically. we recognize this." again, I love these guys!
eventually we got to the topics of childbirth classes, labor, pain management, pediatricians... so soon? I have spent so much time, money and energy getting this child into me and the thought never really occurred that he/she has to come out. I'm not ready for this discussion! he made it quite clear that the "good" classes fill up early and that I best be registering soon. the class is 7 weeks long so "start making some phone calls when you get home." today? (((gulp)))
this is all happening so quickly! I'm getting that panicky feeling.