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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Our First Doctor Visit!!

7 weeks & 4 days

Yesterday Paul and I went to our fist doctor appointment. I was nervous and excited all at the same time. See, the thing is that the appointment note that we had said that our appointment was on Thursday, December 5th. However, Thursday was the 6th. Since we didn't notice the discrepancy until 11 o'clock the night before, we went ahead with our plan to go to Kaiser in the morning and see what we could do.

So we show up at Kaiser 10 minutes early for our appointment, and lo and behold, the appointment was scheduled for Thursday. Great... So we ask if they can work us in and they tell us they'll look into it and to have a seat. Fortunately, someone called in and canceled a 9:30 appointment with our doctor and so we were able to get in, albeit a little later than planned.

We were impressed with our doctor. He was really nice, took his time and explained everything he was doing, and made sure to answer all our questions to our satisfaction. He told us that my lab tests all came back normal, and I'm not a carrier of cystic fibrosis (which is the only genetic disorder that Paul and I are likely to have). He did not make us feel rushed or like we were laymen or unimportant. We found out that we should be having our child after the new hospital wing is complete, so if we're still in SoCal when baby is born we should be in the new building. We asked if Kaiser requires us to use a midwife, and the answer is no. If we want a doctor, we can ask for one at any time, even right away. I think that's what we're going to do!

When we saw our baby on the screen for the first time we were speechless. He showed us the baby's head and heartbeat. We Couldn't believe that we were looking at our baby. It was an amazing feeling seeing our baby. Our doctor confirmed that our due date is July 20, 2008 and that our baby was 7 weeks and 3 days old.

All in all it was a great visit and we both had big smiles on our faces. We feel so blessed by God to have the opportunity of being parents. We pray that God help our baby grow healthy, strong and that baby Laufer would love Jesus at a young age. Thank you God for this blessing!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

How I'm Feeling

November 28, 2007
6 weeks & 3 days

Yesterday was a rough day! I was feeling extremely tried, out of it, and nauseated. Not nauseated to the point of getting sick but defiantly not myself. I am having a hard time eating. Nothing sounds good to eat. Before I was pregnant I would just eat when I got hungry and if that meant only eating two meals in the day then that is what I did. Now I have to eat three meals a day or six small meals throughout the day, which is very difficult for me to do. I don’t feel hungry but I know that I need to eat.

Today has been more of the same!

I am excited about my first doctor appointment next week. I will get to ask all my questions, find out my official due date and I will also get to find out how the baby is doing. It is hard knowing your pregnant but not knowing how the baby is. I am looking forward to the point when I start looking pregnant and when I can start to feel the baby move. Right now I just have to take it day-by-day (and Paul, too).

More to come soon!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I Can't Believe I am Pregnant!!!

Paul and I decided to start trying to get pregnant in August after my knee surgery. We wanted to try earlier but we knew that if I was pregnant that they wouldn't perform the surgery. So we waited...

So Friday Nov. 9th I woke up and realized that I was just a few days from starting my period. These new-fandangled pregnancy tests claim to work up to five days before your first missed period, so I decided to give it a, uh, "go".
So the first line comes up right away and I'm thinking, "Ok, I'm not pregnant this month." But then a few moments later a faint second line begins to appear and I'm thinking, "No way! Is that a line or not? It's a light line but it's definitely a line!"

Meanwhile, Paul was home sick from work and working on his computer downstairs. I went and sat down next to him and something clued him into the fact that I had taken a test. This is SO NOT HOW I WANTED TO TELL HIM! I had it all planned out and now he was going to RUIN IT! So we go upstairs and look at the test and sure enough he says "Yep, that's a line!". We call Kaiser to set up an appointment and they tell us to just show up. So we did, and 20 minutes later they confirmed that we're pregnant! Woohoo!

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