January 26, 2010

This and That

It feels like I haven't been on here in a long long time and I have a lot of catching up to do! I don't know what's been up with me, but blogging has been the LAST thing I have wanted to do lately! *I know.. shame on me*

Not much has been going on around here (part of the reason I haven't been so into blogging). I have been feeling much much better. Thanks for all of your well wishes!! Morning sickness seems to have just been a fleeting feeling *knock on wood* although there is still just a few foods I can stand to eat. Unfortunately, mainly carbs, but I have only gained just under a pound so far so I must be doing something right!

I'm in my 9th week now, but I'm going to skip my weekly report out of part laziness, part it's not really too too interesting this week so I'm going to spare you :) It is very exciting though to almost be in the double digits - as well as in my last month of my first trimester!!

I had a "group" appointment with a nurse last Friday. It was interesting and just a little disappointing. She just went over very general information. We'll go over the disappointing points first. All I know to compare myself with are my friends back home who are or recently have been pregnant. They had ultrasounds a few times throughout their pregnancy, starting as early as 8 or 9 weeks. So I'm thinking I'll be getting one at my first doctor's appointment, right? Not so much says military hospital. I'll get one. At 20 weeks. Plain ol' 2D. Enter sad, pouty face. Hubs did agree with me though, when I suggested we pay for a fun fancy 4D at our county hospital though :) Then, she informs us that it is AGAINST THE LAW to tell us the sex of the baby at that 20 week appointment. IS SHE CRAZY or what??? Has anyone ever heard of that?? I certainly never have, and decided to throw that little piece of info out the window and pretend like I never heard that! Exciting piece of info: I have my 12 week appointment with the doc on Feb 11th. I'll (hopefully we'll) get to hear the heartbeat for the first time!! I'm really hoping Trey will be able to come! Most entertaining part of the day: The nurse we saw does the pregnancy PT for the soldiers so she's like a fitness expert. She tells us that the best exercise we can do is walking and swimming. Seriously, y'all, someone yelled this question out... "that's not gonna make my baby drown?", with a very concerned look on her face. I, of course, burst out with a little giggle, thinking she was joking. Not so much. This chick was serious. Woowwwww!!

My SIL's due date was yesterday... no baby yet!! She is scheduled to be induced TOMORROW though. YAAYYYY!!! She is pretty nervous, but I am beyond excited and I really just wish I could be there.. for her and to meet my presh little niece.. my first one!! Ohhh man do I plan on spoiling her. I have the disadvantage of being the long distance auntie so I have to make up for it in other ways!

Our household is verrry boring here lately. All Trey is doing is study study study, homework, and a little more studying. So far it's paying off. He passed last weeks test (after his second chance.. eeeek) and hopefully he'll continue to do great!

I'll be answering the questions I was asked and will post those either tomorrow or Thursday (just trying to be realistic). There aren't many.. but they are good ones!


Julie the Army Wife said...

Wow...I can't believe it would be against the law? That is insane. I have never heard of that.

In Germany they give you an ultrasound at every appointment and it isn't done by a tech but by your doctor. Some places have 2D and then others have the 3D or 4D.

Allison said...

Was her name nurse nutter? I had just two ultrasounds.. at a non army doctor. 3d and 4d ultrasounds are fun.

Tori and Chad said...

Against the law? What? How?

I hope you turned around and told the girl who was worried about her baby drowning that she shouldn't be procreating!

Steph said...

Sounds like it would be worth paying out of pocket for an ultrasounds. How can they not tell you the sex? That's so 1970's. :)

I haven't been blogging much either. I've been too busy with school, work, and be a wife.

JG said...

Was she foreign? Cause in some countries it is against the law - but not in America.

Expat Girl said...

Omg I have never heard of that, I think we got lucky - they actually gave me an ultrasound at 15 weeks and told us what they thought we were having so Mr Soldier could be there at it before he deployed. Now because I live too far from a post I am at a civilian doctor and I got a 3D ultrasound at 20 weeks : ) I think I am done though and wont be getting any more pictures : ( I am glad you are feeling better huni, I hope it lasts!

Chelle said...

I can not stop laughing at the fact that someone actually asked that question. It really never stops to amaze me the lack of common sense people have sometimes.

That's an odd one, "against the law", hmmm just odd. I found out with all of my pregnancies. The ones that were with Military doctors, the first actual appointment was a US with the wand and the condom. 20 week appointment was 2D, never did the 4D even though I wanted to.

Congrats on this new journey.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I've never heard anyone being told it's against the law to tell you the sex!! WTH?!?!

I hope you get your 4d!!!

Lauren @ Dreams Take Flight said...

I laughed so hard at the part about the woman who thought swimming might cause the baby to drown...oh my gosh! That's crazy about the ultrasound, I hope you get to find out the sex! I'm glad everything is going well with your little one! :)

Kate said...

I've been wondering about you! I'm happy to hear that you are doing well and that the morning sickness has subsided (my fingers are crossed that it doesn't come back!).

I cracked up at that comment about swimming during pregnancy - ohhh some people are too funny.