Sunday, September 28, 2008

An ULTRAsound Experience

I was on my third month of pregnancy when ob gyne recommended me to have a transvaginal ultrasound. I told her that I needed proof of this pregnancy for my early SSS maternity notification. Doppler can’t still recognize the baby’s heartbeat yet, my baby is still shy :). So there you go, to keep my inexperienced self from worrying about what’s going on inside my womb, I decided I’ve got to get this transv ultrasound done. I’ve been having qualms about it because I know it’s going to be real awkward. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaa! My helpless self couldn’t believe I’d go through this. I know that in some countries, this is already part of their prenatal procedure but I really couldn’t help being uncomfortable with it. Nonetheless, I said to myself, I shouldn’t be afraid or be uneasy with it. I’ll probably have more of this uneasy feeling as my pregnancy progresses, especially when the big day comes when I would bring this baby out to this world.

My ob gyne referred me to a clinic where I would undergo the transv ultrasound. I thought of backing off because I learned that the doctor in charge (radiologist) is a MALE! I told hubby it would be even more awkward to do this but he just laughed at me because he knew I would still do it, anyway. The radiologist must have sensed my awkwardness to this procedure that he said it would be okay to have my husband come with me to the examination room. I even asked him if I would feel pain during the procedure and he answered with a smile, "No, you're already married." If we might call it a lucky day, he had a female assistant insert the what-looks-like-a-rod (they call “transducer”) with a condom that has lubricated gel on it. At least he didn’t see my private me :)

And so, here’s the happy part, I forgot all about being uncomfortable even when he took hold of the transducer and navigated the stuff to take some images of my uterus and ovaries. It was indeed a magical thing to see a small-sized head in the monitor. Hubby had a great smile on his face when he saw that a small and real life is doing okay in my womb.

Whew, it was indeed an awkward but cool experience. :)

Road to Motherhood

This is my first pregnancy. At 31. Hopefully, I will be 32 when the baby comes out. It's only been less than a year since hubby and I got married but we're already praying for it. Yes, age has something to do with it, the decision not to put off pregnancy. We wanted to make sure we can have at least one baby before it gets too late.

I'm not what you may call an expert in this field. Neither is hubby. But luckily, after having been disappointed a lot of times, I got a positive result on my home pregnancy test! The next day after, I tried to test again just to make sure I get the same positive result. Voila, hubby and I couldn't contain our happiness.

I guess I will be writing more about my pregnancy every so often. My moods, experiences, interests and probably a lot more. I hope to be able to update this blog regularly so I would forever remember what it's like to be pregnant for the first time. To anyone who might be interested in following this blog, thank you for your time. Feel free to share your inputs with me as I journey on the road to motherhood. :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

writing to get sleepy

it's long past bedtime and i'm still wide awake. somehow my afternoon nap had triggered this unsleepy mode. hubby had been sleeping for more than three hours now. i'm sitting here in this little side of the bed, trying to write something. i'm not sure if it's a good thing but writing has a soporific effect on me. everytime i start to write something, my sleepiness sets in. now, does that make me a budding writer? bad writer.. hehehe c'mon, be nice. i'll be in bed with stephen a few minutes from now. i've been thinking, what have i done to deserve this guy? everyday i'm so grateful to God for giving me my match. he's not the romantic or mushy type but he sure has a way of making my heart melt. why, because he is a man of action. and a prayerful guy. he can be serious and funny, too. everyday i've discovered more good things about him. i've read somewhere that your husband can be your real best friend. i'm seeing it happening now. i'm sure mom's happy watching me from above--her son-in-law takes really good care of her daughter. we may have some trials along the way but life is definitely full of gifts and surprises. like the one i'm having now.. a new life is beginning. an answered prayer. forever grateful to God.

how far have i gone? bed is calling. i have an appointment with O.B. tomorrow. good night to me.

Talking About The New Normal

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