Wednesday, May 21, 2008

42 mother f@#Kin days...

She is finally here...the red headed bitch has made her blessed return....SHAZAM!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


I had my appointment yesterday with the Dr. Told him that I had felt great and had no problems. He almost was a little suprised that I didn't have any bleeding or cramping. He started off saying that it would probably be another month before I got my period and just to wait for that. He then checked me out in the nether regions and said he could fell my body "waking up" already and that I was actually ahead of schedule in recovery. SO YAY!

Then today I realized I didn't ask if the tests of the tissue came back. I may call here in a few days and just check.

But otherwise, this blog is taking a sabbatical. Don't want you kiddies knowing the ins and outs of EVERYTHING. So hopefully I will be back in a few months. Until then....keep reading the family blog

Peace out....

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

1 week later..

So it has been 1 week since my D&E. I have had no bleeding, only what looks like really light spotting. I have had no cramping or any soreness. It has been great. I did take the Dr.'s advice and didn't exercise for a week...which was hard. I ran yesterday with Anissa and was surprised at how well I did. We did our normal route and I didn't feel as tired as I thought I would. Only thing that hurt was these DAMN plantar warts! I ran again this afternoon with Jack and felt great. It was such a nice day, I couldn't pass it up.

So on another kinda related subject, I have been thinking about switching jobs. Thing is, I LOVE the group I am in, the product we work on, and the people I work with. So I have been trying to figure this out. I have been wanting to move to a more development type position to keep myself challenged and up to date with technologies but I couldn't figure out how to make a transition. Then, last week, we got word that one of our developers was leaving. I talked with some others in the department and decided to talk to the hiring manager. I know the current posting is beyond my skill set but I wanted to make my presence known in case any projects we re to "fall through the cracks". This afternoon, I went and had a quick chat with him about my interests. He was very receptive and is going to look into getting me into more of a hybrid role of testing and developing...just obviously not the same content. He is going to talk with my boss and see about slowly working me in when I have lulls in my schedule. So hopefully this will A) help push on my promotion B) get my foot in the door to development and C) keep me more challenged. And to circle back on why this is somewhat related to baby making, the group I work in is all about the kiddos. Every woman except maybe 3 in the entire department have kids and the flex time to be with them and the understanding of maternity leave is great. There is no fear I will get too behind while out or too swamped once a kid is here. Once again, I love the group I am in...hell we make software for could we not be!

Well off to heat up some good ol' SAS leftovers for dinner....did I mention I love where I work :)

Sunday, April 6, 2008

swanky new style

I have spent the afternoon updating the blog. Of course I cannot follow a template exactly, so I spent hours customizing it. Funny enough...I am in an HTML training course tomorrow...yeah...I am loling too :). Let me know what you think!

And for a gift for the week...I give you some cuteness:

Bye Bye

So I finally packed up Pumpkin's things. The ultrasound, the cards, the pregnancy tests. Something feels weird that there are only these little things in that big shoe box. Feels like there should be more...maybe I should write a letter or something. But then would I want to read it later? I feel like I need to show more emotion...maybe it is all this reading I have been doing.

I have been reading some women's blogs who have also lost a little one. They seem so empty and devastated. Not to say this doesn't suck ass big time...but they seem like they can't get past the "what if" stuff. I have seen posts of them wondering would the baby have blue eyes, or have their smile. I just don't think that way. Does that make me a bad person? They write poems and watch REALLY sad Youtube clips of songs about miscarriage. Maybe they are looking for someone to relate to...but I just can't see how that is helping you move along. I avoid saying "move on" because I know you can't ever completely move on. I am telling myself that I am just not that emotional. I don't think I got all the girly jeans I am supposed to. I think of things too logically. Lots of these women get enraged to see other pregnant women or babies. They cry at the sight of a happy family. And if you told them the usual "you can try again" or "it was meant to be this way", they would claw your eyes out with a spoon. So why is it that words like that help me understand? Why does telling myself "this is natures way of working" make it ok for me? Is there something wrong with me? Don't get me wrong...there hasn't been a day I don't think about Pumpkin but I don't think about a "baby"...I think about being pregnant. And one of the girls I read just had another miscarriage and I thought what she had to say was very insightful into what I miss and what I fear in the future:

"There is certainly an innocence lost after miscarriage. An innocence lost that can not really be explained unless you have experienced it. If you have, you’ll know exactly what I am trying to convey. It really makes itself apparent if another pregnancy occurs. Pregnancy doesn’t mean the same thing anymore. It becomes clinical. Before I ever had a miscarriage, I freely interchanged the phrases “I’m pregnant” with “I’m having a baby”. Now, they are two very different things to me." - Viv

After the initial shock of losing Pumpkin, this is what I was sad about. It won't be new again. Before, only like 2 people even knew we were trying. Our parents were clueless, we had no clue if my crazy timing schedule was even right, and we were ecstatic to see those pink lines. But we have lost that. I guess I think of it as the innocence of it that she talked about. I know I have plenty of time since I am so young and healthy, but I want to be pregnant again NOW. Next time those lines will mean "I'm pregnant"...time to freak out. Not the level of excitement as before. Now I do feel like I didn't get too far ahead of myself. I didn't go shopping for baby clothes and toys....if anything I avoided the entire section of the store. I bought a stroller on the bulletin board at work(because it was an awesome deal that could not be passed up) but that was it. So maybe I never fully invested in it for fear this would maybe I protected myself some...or maybe I knew it in my subconscious Who knows?

But this is my goodbye to Pumpkin. My goodbye to my sadness, goodbye to my uncertainty, and goodbye to my sense of helplessness. I am a strong person. I will be fine. And even though I am not a very religious person, everything happens for a reason. If anything, this has taught me that...even down to a scientific level. So bye bye will be missed.

"An angel wrote in the book of life, my baby's date of birth. Then whispered as she closed the book 'Too beautiful for earth.'"

Thursday, April 3, 2008


Well I went back to work today. Had a great day...still no pain or bleeding! Also since I went home early on Monday sick, everyone else just assumed that I was out no awkward questions. And to top it off, we got our merit raises! That's right...the Mann family just bumped up in the tax bracket! Gotta love working for the same company...we get double!

I just wanted to take some time out to say how much I love my hubby. I am not one for mushy stuff but he has been the best. This whole ordeal has only made me realize why I love him so much. He has babied me, cleaned for me, cooked for me, and even held my hair while I threw up(I know...sooo cliche). I don't think it would have been as easy without him. I just hope he is doing OK as well. I ask...but ya never know. So thank you Mr. Mann...i shore do love you and you are going to be one superb daddy.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Ahhh...good info

So I was surfing around for junk on the net and found this article. Doesn't all apply but it has all the miscarriage facts and how there is little known reasons for recurrent ones.

Here is the full article.

But here is a good excerpt:

"If you know or read about all the things that can go wrong in achieving and maintaining a successful pregnancy, you will no doubt wonder how so many healthy babies manage to be born. More than half of pregnancies are spontaneously lost even before the woman has missed a menstrual period and knows that she is pregnant, and about 15 to 20 percent of recognized pregnancies are miscarried in the next few months. For couples who want a baby, these are daunting numbers.

Quick on their heels, however, are very reassuring numbers. For 80 to 90 percent of women who lose one pregnancy, the next one, even with no treatment, results in a successful birth. But the devastation is compounded and the statistics slightly less hopeful when a woman has lost two or more pregnancies. After two consecutive miscarriages, there is a 75 percent chance that the next pregnancy will be maintained. After three miscarriages, there is a 65 percent chance."

Just more learning :)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A New Start

I had my D&E this morning. We went last Friday to talk to the Dr. about the procedure and I found it to be a lot easier than I had read. Most people have to check in to the hospital and are completely sedated during the procedure. They are there for a good 6 hours or so for all of the hospital overhead. My doctor said that I could do that or, since the pregnancy was so early on, I could have it done in the office in under 30 minutes. I really like my doctor and trust him. So I decided on the office.

This morning I took Valium at around 9 and headed to the office. I was pretty loopy when I got there. They also gave me a shot in the booty of pain reliever. I won't go into all the details but basically I was manually dilated and numbed internally. He then made a couple of passes with suction and removed all the tissue and blood. Near the end, I was in quite a bit of pain from the cramping. I sat back for a few minutes and it eventually went away. I did however get very nauseas and had to vomit a little. Apparently I could have eaten breakfast with my medication but I thought that I shouldn't. After that though, I felt much better....and wanted to eat :).

The doctor did tell me that what he saw was that my body was still creating a healthy environment for the just couldn't grow anymore. I am pretty sure they send off for tests to make sure it wasn't something out of the ordinary and I should hear back in a few weeks. I have another follow up in 2 weeks.

I came home and ate and then took a long nap to sleep off the drugs. I feel pretty good. I have been suffering from allergies for a few days now...and even those seem to be slacking off. So I feel great! I have only bled a bit and maybe had 1 or 2 slight cramps. I also got a nice big bottle of hydracodone to "help me sleep". Woooha. And on that note, I just love my insurance. All I have payed for for all of this is about $8 in drugs. The copay is INSANE!

Well I hope this will help some people understand the whole process of miscarriage more. Like I said in my previous post, I am happy to talk about it. I feel like it is kept so quiet and so foreign to people that when it happens, people don't know where to turn. So if you know anyone that needs someone to talk to, I am always here :).

So this is our new start. We have to wait for me to have one normal cycle and we are cleared to go :).

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Sad News

I went in for my appointment on Thursday and they baby no longer has a heartbeat and isn’t growing. Unfortunately, it is a miscarriage. It was very sad and I took the rest of the day off. I was obviously very upset and just needed some time to grieve.

We left Friday morning for the River with the family for Easter. Some may see this as a weird move right after I found out, but I am of the type that I would rather be around other people(especially people who have no idea) than by myself to mope. We had a really good weekend and I only broke down a handful of times…of course when I get by myself. But with the whole relaxing weekend, I had a lot to think about. And my thought process, I feel, has been the best coping mechanism. I want to share my thoughts so that others can be prepared in case it happens to you.

First off, here are some basic facts to bust this taboo topic out in the open. Anywhere from 15%-20% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. Bet you didn’t know that? Most of the time, these are early on in the pregnancy. They are chromosomal abnormalities that don’t allow the baby to develop beyond a certain point. So the miscarriage is your body’s way of getting rid of the undeveloped child. It sounds kinda cold, I know…and some women can’t handle that reality…but to me it all makes perfect sense. And with it being an abnormality, there is nothing you could have or can do to prevent it. That is just the way it is. So this is where I am. I can A) beat myself up over something I can’t control or B) move on and think about the future. I am going with option B and I feel that has helped me very quickly. I knew, even before this happened, the statistics and realities of miscarriage so I wasn’t struck with this since of guilt or panic when I was told. Of course I was sad, but I always knew in the back of my head, it could be true. I also want to be an example to you ladies down the road if this happens to you…take your time to grieve and everyone is different…but realize it isn’t your fault….you can still have a perfectly healthy baby next time. So begin positive is my motto. No need to sulk about and pity myself. This is the ultimate falling off the horse…and I am getting right back on.

Now the hard part, to me, is that I have to decide to wait to naturally have the miscarriage or have a D&C. For some information, just see here. I think I have decided to wait until Thursday, and if nothing is happening naturally, to inquire about the surgery. We were told that once the miscarriage is over, we can try again after my next cycle. Also it seems that women become more fertile after and usually get pregnant again very soon. So fingers crossed! I am a little scared of surgery since I have never had anything other than oral surgery done. I have done a lot of reading about the procedure and reading some boards where women talk about their experience. A lot of women said it was a quicker way of letting go and some felt a natural miscarriage was a lot more emotional as well as physically painful. Also, there is no idea of how long it would take. Right now I still feel exactly the same. I am tired, my boobs hurt, I am hungry, etc. I am ready for it to just all be over and I can move on.

So I will still update if I have the surgery or not and then I will probably take a break from the blog. Thanks for reading.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Week 7

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile. Nothing much to note really. For a short recap, I am officially a D cup...pretty fun if they didn't still hurt. I am super constipated (I warned you that this isn't going to be a pretty journey). This morning I had a horrible experience of pain and sweating...but everything is going ok now. I immediately went to the store and bought more things that said "Double Fiber" and I am pretty sure I am going to try and put fiber sure in everything I eat from now will be the "new" powdered-sugar.

On another front, Deenie sent me a book on Friday. The Belly Laughs book by Jenny McCarthy. I finished it in less than 24 hours. It was great. I highly recommend it. It isn't the normal prego book. It is just her funny journey through pregnancy. I even recommend it to you ladies that aren't is a good read and semi-educational. She will talk about far more gross stuff than I will post on here. From pooping on the delivery table to crazy dreams. But I will be happy to tell you about it :).

And I think my hormones are in overdrive. I am breaking out like crazy. Also we went and saw Juno today and I cried! I NEVER cry at movies. But then again, I guess it was the subject matter. Very good movie...also highly recommend.

Well we have another appointment to see pumpkin on Thursday so i should be able to report something new then.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Pumpkin's First Photo Shoot

And here's Pumpkin! We saw the little heart beat today :). Looks like we are measuring at 6 weeks and 1 day today. That means we are to a October 29th due date. So the Dr. sees that as behind based on the usually markers so we are going back in 2 weeks. Personally I am fine with that...the more I can see Pumpkin...the happier I will be. I had just heard about these fetal dopplers you can rent to hear the heart beat at home to reassure that everything is ok...but if I can just go to the doctor a few more times...that will be good as well.

I also learned that the prenatal vitamins with fish oil are disgusting. I had been taking these for a week when I finally smelled one...and then proceeded to burp a fishy taste for several was awful. So I switched to a plant based omega 3 source and it seems much better.

On Friday, Joelle unknowingly told me about these pregtastic podcasts. They are great. They are about all kinds of topics. It is a group of girls that come together to talk and interview doctors, authors, business owners about pregnancy. I have been listening to them while I script at work and it makes the time pass quickly. I highly recommend!

I told my boss today. I know they say to wait until 12 weeks but I felt weird taking off for so many Dr. appointments. I never have them and I figured she would worry. She hadn't noticed and she was very excited....even more so that I was due in the fall :). I think she is a little excited to know before Amy(Kevin's cousin and her best friend).

And lastly, an update on how I am feeling. I still don't feel sick(minus the fish pill episode). I still have really sore boobs. I pretty much have some kind of bra on at all times. I can start to feel some ligaments in my abdomen stretching when I stand up and walk briskly. I get a little tired right after lunch...especially when I don't work out. In the evenings, all I want to do is lay down and watch TV. I got a plantar wart on my right root over the weekend. I don't know if it hasn't anything to do with this stuff. But I asked my doctor about medicines and he SWEARS that duct tape works. His wife is a pediatrician and her kids do it and it works. Who knew?

Welp Mommy is coming into town for my birthday this weekend...going to finish cleaning!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

My goodness that was hard...

So I think I can officially make it to 12 weeks to tell people. Last night we went to dinner with another couple we know. She is 23 weeks prego and we haven't seen them since she got pregnant. I listened to the EXACT same things Kevin saying coming out of Joey's mouth and vice versa with Joelle and me. I was about to bust. If they aren't suspicious, I would be surprised. It was fun to listen to her though. Made me so excited and Kevin said he can't wait for my pregnant bump :).

On another note, when we were at the doctor, he told me that most pregnancy books out there are more for you to worry about...and I had already figured this out. They are written by some neurotic people who worry about EVERYTHING. No one needs that. He recommended one book: The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy. So I picked it up from Barnes and Noble Thursday. It is GREAT. It is a woman with 4 kids and all the tales from her pregnancy and her friends'. It is very funny and matter of fact. It talks about all the stuff you are thinking and experiencing but not in a text book kinda way. She talks to you like she has known you for years. Here is an example:
"One of the most common changes in the pregnant woman's body is in her breasts. The newly pregnant woman often gets the same puffy breasts that she gets premenstrually, but the consensus among the Girlfriends is that these breasts are a lot more sensitive. In fact, taking a shower can be agonizing if you face the stream of water, sleeping on your stomach becomes unbearable and if your husband should happen to touch your breasts you will feel completely justified in hitting him with the bedside lamp. Not only are they sensitive and sore, but they are getting bigger and bigger every day. The good news, especially for those of us who have always secretly longed to be big busty gals, is that they will continue to grow, and they will stop hurting eventually. In a month or so, you and your husband will have a nice new set of playthings."

And on that note...I need to shop for a new sports bra...

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Our First OB Visit

Welp today was our first prenatal appointment. I went in and gave a vat of blood and peed in a cup. Then got the whole blood pressure and height mumbo jumbo. The nurses were really funny and all cutting up with one another….definitely my kinda place. So far so good. Then we went back to meet Dr. Siedel. He is GREAT. He talks a mile a minute…which is just fine by me. He is very funny and blunt. I got a goody bag of stuff(that I haven’t gone through yet) and he went over the basics. I was impressed. I took a sheet of questions and he answered all but 3 without me asking! He saw my notebook and asked if I was Type A and then proceeded to make fun of me. He told me to get used to it because just because I’m pregnant doesn’t mean he won’t make fun of people. I told him I would do the same in return.

He reassured some things I was worried about like sleeping on my back. A lot of places I read said it was bad to sleep on your back because you could cut off the blood supply back the heart….this did seem a little odd but I bought into it. He said that isn’t a problem…if I get into a state where it could be, he would let me know. So now I can finally sleep! Hallelujah! Also the whole caffeine scare thing. He noted the recent studies that came out(which Kevin found on that DAMN CNN) and said that those women were JACKED UP on caffeine. A soda every once in awhile or a cup of coffee isn’t going to hurt anything. Also he said putting Splenda in stuff is just fine and his exact words were “If you are using 40 Splenda packets a day, you let me know because you probably need to go to Holly Hill.” So this was all fun and great and very helpful. They also have a great computer system with tablet PCs. He gets his missed calls right there on it. Awesome stuff. Also to note, this practice has 2 OBGYNS. I will bounce between the 2. They say it is so we get used to them both and get the same great treatment all the time. I like it. And I hear the other Dr. is just as great from Jen.

After all the office talk, I went and had a pap. Kevin got to be in the room…so I am sure it was more of an event for him than me. It was super fast and over with…nothing to it. Then they did a transvaginal ultrasound. It looks like we were off a little of the timing of Pumpkin. It was too small to tell anything yet and of course no heart beat yet. We are scheduled for another appointment next Thursday to try again…joy..another week of waiting! But he said that the sac(amniotic I am guessing) looked “good and thick”. Most likely we are just off by a few days…which would make sense to me since I had a 35 cycle…so I would ovulate later than a regular 28 day gal. But he did a little measurement and Pumpkin is .77 cm wide. He also said that it looked so healthy that he doesn’t think it would be a miscarriage…at least not now. I was a little disappointed because I had gotten carried away and got a little too excited for today….but I can just wait until next week…and then hopefully we can get ourselves a due date!

Friday, February 22, 2008

The Before

So part of what I wanted to do in this journal is do a log of my changes. With that, you always need a start. On a full scale, I had a physical in July and under went a fitness profile in the fall to do a extensive preconception workup. I was healthy as a horse. I also talked with the trainers at the gym for good exercises to do to prepare my body. I enrolled in pilates for my core and back muscles, changed my running schedule, and added in more strength training and weights for my stamina. Without further ado...I give you pre-preggers Brandy:

Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 113 lbs
Body Fat: 24%
Bust: 34.5"
Waist: 26.3"
Hips: 35.5"
Body Mass Index: 20.8
Blood Pressure: 94/66

Curl-ups in 1 min: 62
Push-ups until exhaustion: 43
Sit & Reach: 14.5"
Aerobic capacity: 43.9 vo2

So here we go....

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

New Babymobile!

We bought a new car! We traded the Civic for a 2008 CR-V. I got a little sad pulling away from my old car. I will miss her a lot...and her awesome gas mileage. We got a Glacier Blue EX with gray interior. 4WD and all that jazz. Being the "get it done" kinda family, we did the whole deal of car shopping in a little under 3 hours. I will take pictures tomorrow when it is a light out. Now we just have to pass this new purchase off as just a planning step to the people we haven't told. And to note, we thought about it long before this...but I needed to take my car in for a check today and we figured we might as well go ahead and do it before mine got any more mileage on it.

Well that is all the excitement for now. I am pretty tired...

Week what?

So I am definitely ready for next week's appointment. I can not, for the life of me, figure out what "week" it is. When I called the Dr. to make the appointment, she told me that they will meet with me between 7-12 weeks and said they were available next does that make today the beginning of week 6? Then why do these websites confuse the crap out of me? One says Week 4 but then in the description, it says I might not be able to get a positive pregnancy test yet. Well that has obviously already happened...and even if I hadn't, why would I have a due date to set the calendar on the website? Silly. So I am going with the assumption that I am starting the 6th week today. Shew!

As for other news, I decided to name "it". Going with the October theme...I have chosen Pumpkin :). Now I don't have to say things like "hey you down there". It may be silly but it will be easier for referring to here and, hell, it's pretty freakin cute.

Had lunch with a friend from my last job today and the conversation got around to kids. He started asking when we were going to have kids. I felt weird just lying but I said "probably sooner rather than later". Close call. Hope I don't have more of those.

Well we are off to look at new big cars!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Girls

Ok so I have been blessed thus far in my life that I have been able to be thrifty with my athletic "lingerie"....that is about to change. I went out for my first run in almost a week today and the awesome Target sports bras that I adore are going to be of no use. It's time for some reinforcements. I spent a better part of the run in woods (where no one else was) holding the "girls" down. Man was it painful. I know my mother is just laughing her head off now. 24 years of "you just wait" are catching up with me.

On a brighter note, the run was refreshing and I haven't been too tired this afternoon. Anissa was back today so I got to tell someone! So we had lots to chat about on our run and the time passed quickly. I even realized we forgot to turn for the short route and just kept on going!

Well now I am on a quest to find a new sports bra....preferably something from the designer Duct Tape line...

Monday, February 18, 2008


It is! Well I am officially preggers....that was quick :). Took 2 tests while Kevin was out shopping on Saturday and couldn't believe it(hence the 2). So I went out and bought him a card and a pair of baby Crocs. Wrapped them up with the test and gave it to him telling him I felt bad that I didn't buy him a valentines present. He got SUPER pissed! So I told him just to open it. He opened it and went straight for the shoes and didn't say a word..then read the card and was super excited. Then started to question the 2 lines. So he went out and bought 2 digital tests. I decided to wait until morning like everything I read told me. And this morning, the EPT told me in clear print :).

So this morning I took a pictures of the test and called Mom. I told her I was e-mailing her a picture of this cool new thing. She was super excited and already wanting to know what color afghan she could knit :). She is coming up next month for my birthday. Then we were already slated to go over the Kevin's parents for him to help do some projects. So we wrapped the shoes back up in an Asics box. Kevin got the box out and told them he wanted their opinion on these new shoes I bought him. Ray caught on real quick while Deb just starred blankly. They both broke into tears and were so excited.

It was been a whirlwind day and a half and I can't wait to tell others soon. I am excited to tell Anissa but, of all days, she has tomorrow off! We are only planning on telling a few right now and then waiting a bit. I hope to get an appointment at healthcare tomorrow. What should be fun is that Deb's good friend is my nurse :). By my calculations, we are looking at late October early November for a due our October -March holiday crunch lives on.

As for symptoms, last week I started getting tired in the afternoons at work. I thought it might be the combo of my no caffiene change and getting back from vacation. I was due for Aunt Flow Thursday I took a test and it came up negative. Saturday morning, still no Auntie and I felt pretty I went out to the store at lunch and picked up more tests....and then here we are.

I am very excited and nervous. This really hasn't even sunk in yet. I just feel bloated and tired. And I HATE being tired...o well...more naps for me. We hope to tell the grandparents this week or over the weekend. I know they will be pretty excited. We have also found out that people ask Kevin's parents all the time when we were having one ever asks us....which was just fine :). Well I have my books I borrowed from Anissa and I am a reading machine. I am sure there will be more soon to update on. I hope this can be my pregnancy diary to look back on and be a guide for my friends down the road. I know reading personal accounts has been helpful for me. With that, I have a few websites to note: - general questions and tools, along with message boards to hear from other people. - very funny and a good comparisons of home pregnancy tests with pictures of positive results from people.

So first day back and work and I am feeling good. Just got back from Body Sculpt at the gym and I am exhausted. It was actually an easier class but man did I get tired easily. On the upside, I lifted heavier weights with more reps maybe I am becoming a tired super hero. Got my first OB appointment next Wednesday. I polled the ladies in the office last fall to see where everyone went. Jen seemed the most enthusiastic about hers and upon further reading, I think I will like them too.

I had my blood work done this morning before work. Kevin came with me since we were carpooling anyway. Jean (my usual nurse and family friend) saw us both and got really worried. She was asking Kevin what was wrong and was I ok. He told her we were perfectly ok....and then she got it :). I was so excited...I filled the vile faster than I ever have because my heart was just a beating.

Well my hopes is that this is my journal for the next nine months and I will post my starting stats tomorrow once I get a tape measure.

Whoo hoo :)