Friday, March 20, 2009

Pregnancy update---Week 12 Doctor's Appointment

Wednesday I had my 12 week prenatal checkup. Things went very well.

BP--120/78
Wt gain--0

Chris came with me to the appointment. The midwife we saw took her time with us and answered any and all questions we had. I really appreciated the fact that she didn't press the fact that I passed on the testing for down's and such. When I told her it wouldn't make a difference to us because we wouldn't do anything about it she said "Good, if it isn't going to make a difference with the pregnancy then your better off not having it. Just your age alone could make a false positive and who needs that stress." I am considering the level 2 ultrasound. The on downside is they make you go for genetic counseling before hand......again, something that could add stress.
I admit it.....I am a worry wart (which I mentioned to the midwife). I told her working as a nurse for 5 years on a surgical floor I saw too many things. My floor took care of the woman that had things go wrong with the pregnancies. The MW told me to put those things out of my mind and start enjoying the pregnancy.

So that is what I am trying to do. I honestly did not think I could get pregnant. It was a deep desire of my heart to have one more child. I believe God has heard my prayer. I am trying to now rest in Him. I keep telling myself that God already knows the beginning to the end. Me worrying about isn't going to change it. Worrying however will rob my joy.

BTW-----have you the countdown ticker to the right. It is so amazing how much the baby has changed in the last 2 months. What a wonderful God we have!!!

4 comments:

Amy :) said...

I really like that pregnancy ticker. My sister Becky has the same one on her blog. It's so cool because you can see how big your little one has grown in such a short time!

Thanks for praying for our friends...

Amy :)

mattswife1990 said...

Hey Judy,

I feel like a complete ditz now. It just occurred to me this morning that it wasn't you who commented on my blog & said you were praying for our friends!!

Oops... well, if you went to my blog to see what in the world I was talking about, now you know.

Sorry about that!!
Amy :)

Rona's Home Page said...

God is wonderful.
I'm happy to read that all is well!

The Happy Housewife said...

Glad to hear you had a good appointment. I was just wondering how you were doing and then saw this post!
The time will go quickly!
Toni
http://thehappyhousewife.com