Today, I had my first ‘official’ prenatal doctor’s appointment. After checking in, I had to provide a urine sample (apparently these will be mandatory at every appointment – to check my blood sugar level or something?) and to get my height and weight measured. I have gained two pounds! I feel like such a fatty 😛
After my measurements were taken, the resident went over my blood test and ultrasound results. Everything from my blood test checked out okay. I am super paranoid that I suffer from hypothyroidism because I am ALWAYS cold. However, my two recent blood tests have proven otherwise… My ultrasound also looked good. Apparently, I was 6 weeks and 6 days at my ultrasound appointment last week (Bobby actually thought that’s what the tech said, I misheard and thought she said 6 weeks and 2 days) which makes me 8 weeks and 1 day today… and my updated due date is November 7th 2017. Right in between Ky’s birthday and Remembrance Day 🙂 Closer to my due date, I definitely want to do a baby pool!
I also had to give a full family history today. I had to think wayyyy back if I had chicken pox as a child (I honestly think I did – I vaguely remember having this as a little girl in the Philippines because my brother got it….) and if I have any family members who have had or has heart disease, diabetes, mental health issues, etc.
After the mild interrogation, I had a physical to make sure everything was fine (blood pressure, heart, lungs, uterus, abdomen, breasts/nipples, etc). Fun times. Everything checked out great 🙂 My second prenatal appointment is in a month. Before then, I will be doing my first genetic blood screening test… but that’s pretty much all of the appointments for my first trimester (unless, I need to see my doctor, of course)
Side note, apparently my little fetus was conceived on Valentine’s Day. Bobby, what do you think of Valentine (or Valentina/o) as a middle name?! Valentino reminds me of how much I want these shoes! The name is meant to be! 🙂