Wow, I've really been having a hard time finding the time to do much on the Internet these days. I'm sure our bad internet connection is a major part of the problem. It's very frustrating to sit there waiting for a page to load to only get an error message telling you that the page can't load. I've been filling up my time with lots of other fun little things (like watching season three of Heroes with DH!)
I had my appointment with my doc last Thursday. It went pretty well, and so far I don't really have any major complaints. I think he faked my pap test though (is it possible? I wouldn't have thought so before, but now I think it is.) Then he seemed to think that he'd be able to tell me how far along I am by feeling. He wasn't able to do it last time (which was fine, since I knew exactly how far along I was—even if he wouldn't take my word for it) and he wasn't able to do it this time either. This time he blamed it on my tilted uterus. Since he couldn't tell by feeling, he booked me in for an early ultrasound. (Thank goodness. I wouldn't have had a lot of faith in his guesstimate.) He and his nurse both tried to tell me that I'm probably about seven weeks along, but I'm not buying it. I wouldn't be surprised if I'm at least ten weeks. I've still only got the extra five or so pounds on (I think they immediately attached themselves to me!) but my nausea has been completely gone for the past couple of weeks. With BB it disappeared at the end of the first trimester… so maybe I'm there? It's all guesswork right now!
Tomorrow I'm having my blood work done, and my ultrasound is scheduled for next Thursday. Appointments three Thursdays in a row. We're not telling anyone about BN2 until we have dates firmed up, so I asked to take a half vacation day next Thursday so I wouldn't have to explain to my boss that I have yet another appointment!
Once we verify next Thursday that I'm over ten weeks, we're going to try to get together with our families to finally share the news with them. A couple of weeks ago I bought a little blue t-shirt for BB that says, "Big Brother". I find it really awkward telling people that I'm pregnant. It feels weird. It's as if I'm saying, "DH and I had sex!" I'm normally very open, but something about this feels weird… at least with family. To announce my pregnancy with BB to our families we gave them little picture frames with a note inside saying "Insert picture of BB in May 2008." This time, BB will be making the announcement for us with his t-shirt.
The CBC managed to do a great job of instilling fear in me this morning in regards to the H1N1 virus. Some pregnant teachers in the area are complaining because they feel the government should tell them to stay home this year to help them avoid contracting the virus. My attitude toward the virus thus far has been, "I'm healthy. I take care of myself. I wash my hands. I'll be fine." But now that I'm pregnant, I'm a bit more paranoid about it. I read an article today that suggested pregnant women are at greater risk of complications from the virus and should consider avoiding crowded events. Looks like I'm going to be a hermit for the next several months. Not that I go to a lot of "crowded events" anyway. But it's definitely something to keep in mind. In the meantime, I'll keep eating healthy, trying to get some exercise, washing my hands, and hoping that my original feelings on this whole thing being blown out of proportion were correct. And hoping for the best, of course.