Today was our first dr's appt. We had to cut our trip home short to make it but it was well worth it!
I'm being seen at the OB clinic at the posts hospital and was a little nervous to go there since I had heard horror stories. Two weeks ago when they called to make my apt I was shocked that I had no input in day or time. They schedule it for you. Originally my apt was just for an initial meeting where they would get my history. An ultrasound and physical was scheduled for Jan 18.I was a little bummed since M would be gone but oh well there wasn't anything I could do. Than on Tuesday this week they called and asked me to come in for an all day apt where they would do labs, my intake paperwork, a full exam, ultrasound and listen to the heartbeat. I was ecstatic since that would mean M would still be here for all that. Than the nurse asked if I was 13 weeks. I said no only 9. So she said that wouldn't work and schedule the physical and stuff for a later date. So today we went in for labs and to get my history and fill out paperwork.
I have to say I was so impressed by the staff and clinic. They were all so sweet and nice and I felt safe there.
After the paperwork was completed the nurse confirmed my apt for next week where we would get to hear the heartbeat. When M said he would be deployed she said she would go get a monitor and try to get the heartbeat for us. She warned us that since I wasn't fully 10 weeks that we shouldn't be worried if we didn't hear anything. She left the room and came back whispering for us to follow her. She told us we couldn't tell anyone what she was doing and she led us to the ultrasound room where a tech did a quick ultrasound. We were able to see our little peanut who measured right on track at 9 weeks 4 days with a heart beat of 171 BPM. It was so amazing. Just seeing our little one was reassuring and exciting at the same time. We have been so blessed! And I couldn't thank the nurse enough who snuck an ultrasound for us so M would be able to see his little one before deploying!
Tomorrow we are off to register. I know totally early right but here's the thing. M leaves in a few days for an unknown amount of time. Could be anywhere from 2-6 months. Throw in a pcs in June which may possible be moved to April and out of town family members who want to throw us a shower in April we decided to get a head start on registering. I know it means alot for M to be included and to feel apart of everything even though he will be gone. I figure were not jinxing anything by registering as long as we aren't buying anything for ourselves.
So ladies any must haves I need to register for?
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