Well, today is 10 weeks! WHOA! That’s 25% of the way. Crazy!
Today I went in for my first OB appointment. I scheduled it two weeks ago by calling and saying “I need to schedule my first OB appointment.” They said “Okay. 10:00 on 11/26.” I said “Okay!” So, I go in today and the nurse calls us back into her office to go over my medical history. When we walk into her office, she says “Have you scheduled your first OB appointment too?” I said “um, yep. That’s today.” She said “No, all you’re doing today is your medical history. Since you had a scan before you left your specialist, we won’t do one until you’re 12 weeks.” So, I said (as calmly as I could) “Well, when I called to make the appointment, I said I needed to schedule my first OB appointment. They didn’t tell me that it would only be history or else I wouldn’t have asked my husband to take off work.” I’m also quite emotional right now, so even though I was more mad than sad, I started to tear up. I said “Well, since we aren’t doing anything important today, can I go ahead and go to the bathroom since you won’t need a sample today?” She knew I was pissed. She tried to apologize later, but I wasn’t having it. You should give pregnant people all of the information so that they don’t go crazy. We are already crazy, so you have to be careful with us.
So what does all this mean? This means that it will be another 2.5 weeks until my next ultrasound. Until I can hear the heartbeat for the first time. Until I have my first blood work, urine analyses, blood pressure and weight check. Does it seem right to have to wait until 12 weeks for all of this stuff? I’m new to this, so i’m not sure how to judge how mad I should be right now…. on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being “I will beat you with my shoe angry) I feel like i’m still hovering around a 7 at the moment.
At least they were able to give me a flu shot today….
Next appointment — An actual OB appointment — 12/12/12