Todd bought me my first pregnancy gift. It's been enlightening and terrifying.
I made my first doctor's appointment this morning. Once I did that, I felt the slightest twinge of being pregnant. Especially when they told me I'd have to put a credit card on file in case I had any outstanding costs post-delivery. I mean CLEARLY I knew I was eventually going to have to unleash this monster upon the world but having a medical professional tell me (officially) how many weeks I was and discuss post-delivery payment options...wow. I'm going to have a baby.
Oh, the first appointment is January 11th. I guess at that time we'll actually be able to see/hear the heartbeat. Right now, the heart is like a 2 chambered blob that isn't doing much. Beating comes in the next week or so. Along with the liver! That'll be handy 21 years and 35 weeks from now. So the appointment is set and I just have to keep my head from exploding with thoughts or what could be wrong that we won't know about for 4 weeks. Luckily, I have Christmas and New Year's to occupy my time. Though nothing can shake the image that right now, my baby looks lke a sea monkey.
And next up? Telling my step-son he's going to be a big brother!