Jun 25, 2009

Bouncing Baby

Well, the doctor's appointment went well! I didn't get to meet with the doctor, but the nurses were SOOOO super nice! (Turns out the primary RN who checks most of the patients is actually the mother of a girl I went to high school with). Anyway, the nurse who took me back was AMAZING! Can't brag on her enough! Not long after we got in and she asked a few questions she said that she usually ate lunch there at the office and if I ever wanted to come by just to hear the baby's heart beat to not hesitate to come! She said "Just come by and ask for Tammy and I will be happy to let you hear the heart beat! I know its scary being pregnant and sometimes you just need that reassurance." I was floored. I told her how nice that was and she said "well, our job is to take care of you!" I was sold. I then went on to tell her that I had been worried because of M's recent miscarriage at 16 weeks and she said "oh, no! Well, let's take a listen right now then!" She said everything sounded great! I felt soooooo much better!!! Little guy is doing just fine! Then, the RN came in (we'll call her Mrs. E since I will probably be seeing her more throughout my care). So Mrs. E said I looked familiar and then we found out her daughter was in my class in high school. I described all the symptoms I have been having lately (not sure if I mentioned this before or not... lately, I have been having some scary episodes of getting very lightheaded and dizzy with an increased heart rate, heavy feeling chest, and very breathless.) She said it might be due to the fact that I'm not getting enough iron. She put me on a new iron supplement in hopes that would help. They also drew blood to check my iron levels for sure. She did notice a slight heart murmur when she listened to me, but she said that was fairly normal in pregnancy. Anyway, I'm feeling much better about everything and CAN'T WAIT for my next appointment on July 24th to find out the sex!!!! WOO HOO!!!! I will finally be able to refer to Baby Martin as he/she appropriately now! Well, that is, if the baby cooperates! Just watch, we have been waiting so long and we are so excited, the baby will probably get modest and keep his little legs clenched! I am not leaving that office until we know though! They can get over it! I will very kindly just explain the situation - "listen doc, I've got a blog that needs to be accurate. I am currently referring to my unborn child as a "he" when "he" could actually be a "she". I can't do that to my baby. We're talking possible life-long trauma here." Surely that will be sufficient. Blogs are serious business. haha

On the subject of blogs, I have to say that I am shocked people read this. I mean, I don't really know HOW many people read this on a regular basis but I know it surpasses 5 (which I think is a big deal). I got a message today from someone I went to high school with that said she keeps up with my blog... I was shocked. We hadn't talked in YEARS. I was flattered that my ramblings were even remotely interesting enough to read once, let alone twice. The only reason I do this is to have a place to vent while Adam is gone. I never expected anyone to read it. I probably put too much info out there most of the time, but I have to do that to feel cleansed. Adam is my best friend in the entire world, and while I do have other people I can talk to, its not the same. I mean, when you live with someone you can share all the boring stories with them. They can't rush you and say "yeah, well, I've gotta run..." They can't run. They are stuck with you. If they go to another room, you can follow. They HAVE to hear the whole boring story. Please don't think I follow Adam around the house yelling aimlessly about whatever it might be and torturing the poor boy. Well, maybe a time or two... but not ALL the time. I am just making a point here people. I don't have my husband around to talk to - thats it. I need a place where I can get out all the little stuff and not worry about boring people. If you get bored with my blog, you don't have to read it - and the best part - I don't have to know. I don't have to deal with the social rejection. haha.

On the subject of Adam, he is doing fine. It's like 115 degrees over there and they are out in it training with all those horrible BDU's and carrying all that stuff... ugh. Poor guy. Anyway, other than missing family, he is doing good. I can't wait for him to get all settled so we can try out SKYPE. It will be so awesome to just see his cute little face for a while. I'm sure he wouldn't mind seeing this growing tummy of mine either!

Well, I suppose that is all the news for now! I'm off work tommorrow so I'm sure some more blogging will be taking place to pass the time!


Anonymous said...

I was just blog-surfing and came across yours; I've read every post and am enjoying keeping up with your pregnancy. I cried real tears when I read about your farewell to your dear hubby. You have writing skills of which you should be proud. Best wishes for a happy, healthy pregnancy and Adam's safe return. May the Lord hold you all in the palm of His hand.

Jessica said...

I'm so glad you enjoy the read! Also, thank you so much for the thoughts and wishes for our family! I can't tell you how much it means to us! Thanks again!!

kelli said...

Hey Jessica!
I also came across your blog a few weeks ago-- not sure where I found it but anyways, I really enjoy reading. GOOD LUCK with your pregnancy, love! I'm praying for your husband and really appreciate all that he's doing! Can't wait to find out what your sweet baby is! :)

Katie said...

I'm so glad the doctor's appointment went well! You have every reason to be overly cautious, and it is so wonderful you were able to get a nurse who was so sweet and caring!

And ramble on, I know exactly what you mean about venting and just releasing your day, even if it is random/boring stories, they need to come out sometimes haha.

It's almost Friday! yay!

Morgan Tart said...

I know what you mean about not having anyone to tell the simple things to. Matt went off last year for basic officer training which was only a month and is about to again. I remember that is what I missed most was having someone to tell those little stories that no one else would care about. I can't imagine a year though. Glad the baby is doing great! Praying for y'all.

Morgan McPhail Vitart

Becky said...

Hey there! I thought I would drop you a line and say that I thought this post was cute! You always make me laugh out loud and I LOVE it!! I can't wait until you find out if you are having a boy or girl! Not much longer!! How is the job coming? Have you figured out that computer system yet? Jeff is moving this weekend, yay!! Once we get settled in, you will have to come visit! Have a great weekend, tell everyone I said hi!


Kurt said...

You should post you picture here under "cutest couple" :)


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