First Prenatal Appointment


Friday, August 31st, 2012.  6weeks!

It feels foreign to even type “First Prenatal Appointment”… And let me tell you, the foreignness doesn’t stop there!  The whole time I was in the OB’s office yesterday, they kept saying things like “your pregnancy” and “your due date” and “your baby

Crazy, man.  Just crazy.

I’m progressively feeling a lot more confident about this whole pregnancy thing.  It’s a slow progression, but I’m getting there.

So yesterday I met with the OB, Dr. B.  He’s a big, jolly man (not unlike Santa), and he thought it was hilarious that I met with him just over a month ago for the first time, and here I am:  pregnant.  He said he knows that Dr. K was probably the big reason why it happened so quickly (ha.), but he feels like he should get some credit.

He’s a funny guy.  I like him.  🙂

We went through the basics… family and personal medical histories, habits, lifestyle, et cetera.  I had my lovely pelvic exam, got a requisition for a gallon of blood to be taken, and they gave me an Estimated Due Date based on last menstrual period:  April 23rd, 2013.

For now, I’m keeping with my original EDD based on my ovulation date, however:  April 26th.  I just want to be as accurate as possible in the beginning.  It doesn’t matter to me when the baby comes (as long as it’s not too early), but I want to be exact on how many days along the baby is development-wise.

As of today, based on ovulation, I am 6 weeks pregnant!

And it’s a Blue Moon!  I feel like that’s special or something.  Like it was meant to make me feel better… Maybe it’s because I was ovulating during the last full moon.

I’m going to take it as a sign.  😉
And so, the countdown is on.  FIVE DAYS TILL THE ULTRASOUND.

I have a lot of fun things planned in the meantime…

Tonight I’m going with the husband up to Michigan State for the home opener and some non-alcoholic tailgating.  I also get to hang out with a good friend I haven’t seen much since high school!  It’s sure to be a good time.  Besides all that, we got married on the MSU campus, so it feels special whenever we are there together.  🙂

The rest of the weekend is sprinkled with fun little things like the Doctor Who season premier party tomorrow night, a cute little pregnancy announcement photo shoot with one of my TTCBFFs on Monday, and the kicker is that I am taking an extra couple of days off!

Tuesday is the day I get to see my girlfriends and their little girls in Frankenmuth for some well-mannered frivolity, and Wednesday is ultrasound day!

The thing I’m most excited for is spending time with the husband, though.  He started a new shift where he is working Friday and Saturday days, and Sunday and Monday nights.  Ugh.  This weekend though, he has extra time available and some paid holiday time, so we can hang out and relax and generally just enjoy each other.

Yay for marital bliss.  🙂

I hope to update the blog with some pictures of all of these fun times soon!  If you’re reading from the US, then have a very happy Labor Day weekend!  If not… well, then have a great regular weekend!  😉

TTFN, friends!

8 comments on “First Prenatal Appointment

  1. K.Smitty
    August 31, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    Oh this makes me smile so much! I’m so glad your appt went well and am excited for your ultrasound!
    And have fun at your tailgate! I’m actually excited for college football to begin. Don’t tell my Michigan family I said this but….go Spartans!


    • Tracy
      August 31, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

      Hehe, YES! 😉

      I’m excited, too! Mostly because we will get to see a lot of people that we only ever see at games, so that will be nice. And the husband said he would buy me a cute shirt that says “Future Spartan” across the belly! WOO!


      • K.Smitty
        August 31, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

        Yay for the shirt! I have been dying to get one for our college, too, but when we went shopping, they hadn’t gotten in their new shipment yet. Our first game is tomorrow and I’m wearing a dress, but I hope to have my USF maternity shirt soon!


  2. b
    August 31, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    Sooo happy for you! I can’t imagine how it feels to hear the term “your baby” and know they are talking to you! Enjoy!!


  3. infertileginger
    August 31, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    First appointment! Yay! I’m excited for you! And totally jealous that you get to go to a game tomorrow. I love college football and am sad to not be living in the States this year – it just won’t be the same.


  4. Tyger
    August 31, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    Yay! So excited for you! Glad things are going good.


  5. zygotta
    August 31, 2012 at 8:32 pm #

    What?! How did I miss the news?!
    I am so happy to see you pregnant :))))


    • Tracy
      September 1, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

      Thank you!!! It’s all pretty new, and I think you were overseas when this all came about. 🙂


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