I just got off the phone, and I’m so relieved I was able to get an appointment with the OB/GYN I’ve been wanting to see.Â This is the stage where I’m playing the “hurry up and wait game”, but at least now I know I’ve secured my first official prenatal appointment for April 16th.
I had fully planned on using one of the doctors in my area, and last week I started going down the list of phone numbers the health department gave me.Â I spent 2 days making phone calls and not once did someone in any of the offices answer the phone.Â There are 3 different health care centers with a total of 9 doctors in our area, but all of them had messages up that they were either closed, not taking patients, or the phone just rang and rang with no answering service.
I talked to my friend this weekend about her OB/GYN, and I came to the conclusion I’d like to give her Doctor a try.Â I would prefer to have a female doctor anyway, and here my choices are very limited.Â I also would prefer to deliver in Easley Hospital instead of our local hospital which scares the living day lights out of me.Â I know how things work there.Â I shadowed doctors there in both the ER and L&D for 6 months, and I was scared by many of the things I saw.Â I do not trust that hospital at all.Â By going with Dr. Beasley, she’s based out of Easley and delivers at Easley Hospital, so I’m very happy with that.
Now I can’t wait until my first visit because I have a feeling I’m farther along than I think.Â My mom and grandma both agree with me, and my mom swears I already have a bump.Â I tried to tell her I’ve had a bump for years without the baby, and my tummy flab didn’t just magically go away in preparation for a new bump.
I do feel like I’m a little farther along than 6 weeks though.Â All the online calculators say I’m 7 weeks where as the health dept said I should have hit 6 weeks yesterday.Â The signs and symptoms I’m having all seem to go along with all the 10-12 week stuff in my pregnancy books though.Â Oh, and my pants don’t fit anymore.Â I wasn’t expecting things to start getting so tight so soon, and I definitely didn’t think I’d have to start unbuttoning my pants by now.Â I’ve only gained 4 pounds.
Ok now I seriously have to go find myself something to eat, and I have to force myself to eat it.Â All this talk about weight is working as an appetite suppressant, and I can’t let that happen. I may not need to shovel it in every second of every day, but I do need to make sure the baby has a nice healthy lunch today.