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Update :)

Apr 11, 2012 - 0 comments
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So today when I went in to my appointment to talk about my prenatal vitamin I ended up get a pap smear with the whole physical exam. Glad I got that out the of the way. It was REALLY uncomfortable and at times hurt :( but they said they only do the pap and stuff once. So I was relieved to hear that. Appearently my blood type is B and negative something (I forgot lol) which means that I have to get a shot later on during pregnancy. They also want to send me to a geneticist because my grandma has lupus arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis also pierre roban  syndrome is genetic on my moms side. As well as loose joints. Plus I have tmj in my jaw so I guess I have to mention that when I go into labor. At this point I'm not a high risk pregnancy but they want to do a couple more tests (I also forgot what those are lol) to check for problems. I know for sure one of them is the gestational diabetes blood test. Anyways now I have an ultrasound scheduled for this friday HOORAY :) and then I get to keep the 25th appointment that was going to be my first u/s but I dont know if they'll cancel or change that. And then I have an appointment on may 5th I think for the other tests. I can't wait until friday! :)

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Patience

Apr 05, 2012 - 4 comments
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I had another prenatal appointment on tuesday and they took my blood and a urine sample. I've never had my blood drawn before and plus I don't really like needles. So I was really nervous. The needle going in didn't really hurt but it staying in hurt. It started to feel like my vein was being squeezed almost like a muscle cramp. It was really uncomfortable. I trusted that she did it right but then when I took my bandage off later I saw that where the needle was put in wasn't even in my vein! My vein was clearly on the right of where she put in the needle. And now I have an unsightly bruise where she drew my blood. Is that normal? Are you supposed to get bruises from a blood draw? Anyways. They scheduled me for my first ultrasound in three weeks :) When I'm 10weeks along. It seems like such a long time to wait so I'm really hoping that time will go by fast. And that I'll be patient during the wait. But I just want to see our baby and know that he/she is ok. Don't they know that this is torture?! I don't even know if the baby is ok. But since they drew my blood I'm sure they'd call if the hcg levels were low or something. So I'm finding comfort in that. I just can't wait to hear our little one's heartbeat :) I'm eagerly waiting for our 10week mark :)

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