this morning i woke up at 4:30 so i could get ready to go to the dr's. i left to go over to my mom's at 6:00. it was way too early for me. we left a little bit later and headed to the dr's. we had to drive all the way out to henderson. i wished it could have been further because i was nervous and didn't want to ever get there. my appointment was at 7:00 and they called and left me a message saying to be there 15 minutes early, so we were there plenty early. it was at the clinic place right next to st. rose hospital.
we went in and went upstairs and then we stood there and waited for about a half hour til they finally opened. the nurse opened the door and we went in and sat and then i had to fill out some information. and then shortly after that the nurse called me back. my mom came with me too of course.
first i had to stand on the scale and get weighed, then she sent me right into the bathroom for me to pee in a little cup. i had to read all the little signs in there so i would know what to do. "use small cups for pregnancy tests." "write name on cups before placing in wall." i had to put it in this metal box thing that they get it out of from the other side. i washed my hands good and then went into the room they said they'd meet me in. my mom asked me where my cup was at. i got scared thinking i messed up, but things have changed since my mom had to do all this. she said she had to carry her cup all the way down the hall in front of everybody. gross.
i sat down in this chair and then it was time for the most dreaded thing i could think of. i got my blood taken. almost every bit of it too. 4 whole little vial things full. i didn't pass out so i guess i did pretty good. i just stared away from her the whole time she was doing it. after that we went into another room. she took my blood pressure and said it looked good. then she just asked us questions. my mom answered most of them because she knows what kind of health everybody in our family had.
she asked me the date my last menstrual cycle started. i told her february 11. then she looked on this chart thing she had and it told me i was 11 weeks along and my due date was november 22nd . after all that she told me we could hear the fetal heartbeat. i got up on the table thing and laid down. then i had to pull my pants down a wee bit and she poured this jelly stuff on my belly. it was kinda cold. the nurse i had was super great. she told me everything that was going on and was really nice. she told me that this little hand held machine she had was going to be loud but it would not hurt me or the baby. she put it on my stomach and moved it a bit and we heard the heartbeat. she said it would be about three times faster than mine. it was so cute hearing it. it made me almost cry. and my mom did cry. now i believe that there is a baby in there.
after we did all that we cleaned the stuff off me and i buttoned my pants back up then we went into another room and watched some dorky movie. it didn't really tell me anything i didn't already know. eat healthy all that mumbo jumbo. then we had to go out and talk to this girl about our insurance info. we have to pay them $500 before it's all over. then i think we have to pay the hospital some too at the end. then we had to go to another window and make my next appointment. have to come back in two weeks for my physical. yikes. we left there and drove all the way back to my mom's. my grandma was there watching the triplets. i got a dollar from my mom for a bagel and then i had to leave to come to work.
i was not feeling too great. right before i got on the freeway i started feeling really crappy and decided i needed to throw up. i thought i could talk myself out of it. nope not with my luck. i threw up. i tried to throw up in my hand because i had no idea what to do and i was getting on the freeway. so i was completely lost. i tried to stay in my lane and clean my face off. i was going to go home but i decided i needed to go to work. when i got there i tried to clean the little bit of bark that was on my shirt. then i got to be at work till 5:00.
then i got to come home. i told darric about my day at the dr. then he called his parents and told them i wasn't lying and that i heard a heartbeat and then he called and told dave and then daneane. i don't know if he called jan or not. he's such a geek. the nurse had given me some sample prenatal vitamins and they were smaller than my other ones so i decided to take them instead of my other ones. that is about all that happened today. even though i had my blood taken getting to hear the baby's heartbeat made up for it. so my day was pretty good.