Pregnancy journal: First prenatal visit

This week began with morning sickness still in full swing. In a nutshell I feel awful! Fortunately, this time around it does seem to be limited to certain times of day. In fact, it seems to be limited to times when there is a large gap between meals, when I’ve not had enough to drink, and to those times when I am extremely tired. All in all, it appears that this time the morning sickness may be simply “normal.” I should be happy about this. After all I have a toddler to chase and a house to pack, not to mention the stress of buying a new house! Somehow though I find myself terribly worried by the fact that I’m feeling better than I did with Jacob. I just can’t shake the feeling that something may not be okay with the baby.

The answer I’ve been waiting for came Thursday morning. Rob and I left Jacob (for the first time ever) with a very well trusted neighbor and her son whom we’ve known since the boys were only weeks old. We placed one final offer on the house and then departed for our first prenatal appointment.

I found myself so nervous on the ride down that I couldn’t manage to speak in complete sentences, let alone explain to my wonderfully supportive husband why I was in this state. After filling out the necessary paperwork at the office, we were ushered into the exam room where I discovered that I actually weigh the same amount nine weeks pregnant as I did before I got pregnant with Jacob. That was the first good news of the day.

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