Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Odds and ends

I have been a very bad blogger. And I owe an apology to other IF bloggers who have gotten pregnant and stopped posting - it always made me sad that so many seemed to stop posting on a regular basis. But now I understand. 1) Being pregnant is pretty boring, 2) going to bed two hours earlier each night has significantly cut into my internet time!

Not much news on the Phred front - although I did have my first OB appointment last week. I felt like such an imposter in the waiting room with all the HPW. Maybe someday I'll feel like I belong. It was a THREE HOUR appointment. And what torture! Going over my medical history yet again (all my doctors are at the same hospital, with an electronic system - you would think that the information would be automatically transferred. But no.) It also took me about half an hour to get the nurse to understand that my pregnancy should not be dated by my LMP. And they spent ages going over all the what to do and what not to do in early pregnancy - none of which was new to me - hello, people, I can read! It was worthwhile in the end though - I could hear Phred's heart on the doppler. I was surprised - I was at 10w3d, and wasn't expecting that they'd be able to hear it, but the nurse found it almost immediately. Cool.

The previous Sunday we'd had our Boston blogger gathering. It was totally fun. Really nice to meet everyone, and to just talk about stuff, knowing that while we were in different places, we all got it. We went to the Temple Bar in Cambridge, a really fun, chic place, with great food. (I highly recommend it if you're ever in the area). We sat down not too long after 11, at a perfect table - it was round so we could all converse with each other, and it was right on the end so we didn't have to worry too much about being overheard. Except by the ?cook? whom we heard sneezing (or something) behind the curtain that was on our other side. That was slightly disconcerting! The wait staff were fabulous - let us take our time ordering (I don't think we ordered 'til we'd already been there for about an hour), and then let us sit some more after we were done. T, Pixi, Amy, NCD, and her friend are all absolutely amazing women.


Emma B. said...

Glad all is well with Phred -- hearing that heartbeat is indeed awesome.

So, you're still fighting the tiredness at 10w? One of the few upsides of the OHSS is that I've been able to get massive amounts of sleep. I'm dreading getting better, going back to work, and dealing with early-pregnancy exhaustion again! Hope it gets better soon for you.

elle said...

So wonderful to hear that Phred is doing so well!!! I never tired of the thumpety thump of the heartbeat - it's just amazing.

I hear you on the tired front - I didn't get mine until second tri - oh well.

Anonymous said...

Just invent a LMP at the right time for your due date. Trust me - it will make olife a lot easier. They never stop asking you.

Leigh said...

So glad to hear that the little Phred is making noise. He's a precocious little thing already! Thanks so much for all your comments and support. I'll keep you posted!