10 April 2008

deep breaths

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.


Katie said...

We are the exact same weight. . . and I think we are about the same in gestation as well! I love being pregnant, but it is disturbing how much weight is packing on.

I had to send my "pre admissions" paperwork in to the hospital yesterday and I had the same eerie feeling of "can this really be happening?" And childbirth classes. . . yeah, I have to register for those soon, too. How insane!

AwkwardMoments said...

I pro-crastinated on the pre-registering for classes and hospital. The good classes do get filled up fast -b ut we were able to find one that I was comfortable in. I still have not yet begun to call about a ped. That just REALLY pushes my limits. I need to do this soon though.

Good luck to you on doing what needs to be done. I saw that amazing baby bump pic- you look fantastic. Now go get you some more comfy clothes

nickoletta100 said...

Don't panic, take a deep breath and enjoy these next steps! Everything is going to speed up real soon so you do need to pace yourself! I agree with signing up for the classes early though, I barely got into mine!

Aunt Becky said...

A good OB practice is a very important thing. I'm so glad you found a good one.

Portia P said...

I'm so excited for you!

I'm packing on the pounds and i'm WAY behind you! It's hard not to worry but it's all in a good cause.

Your ob practice sounds great. Not sure what i'm going to do. I'm still too superstitious to look too far ahead. Glad you're doing so well. xx

lub said...

Ahhh.. the 150's. I remember that! Enjoy them! Anyhow, I am so jealous that you have gotten into yoga. I had every intention of joining a group and it never happened. I keep telling my husband, "in my next pregnancy"... hopefully it will be that easy! Cheers to 19+ weeks!!!