Monday, July 28, 2008

2nd ultrasound

This afternoon will go to our midwife. I'm three months on the way. Actually, I passed now the 1st trimester of my pregnancy. Later we will have our second ultrasound. This time we can see and hear the heartbeat. It's exciting to see how our "kruimel" lies inside of my tummy. According to the book that I'm reading, the baby by now has an heartbeat of 120-160 per minute and chance that he/she is lying while thumbsucking. So cute, is'nt it?

Well, let's wait later.
P.S. I'm doing good and so far no pick and throw snydrome. Hope it will stay smooth as it is.

Friday, July 18, 2008

bloodletting...

Just this morning we went to the hospital for bloodletting. I was a little bit reluctant since the last time I sit in that laboratory room was quite threatening.

When I first arrived in Holland I have to undergo certain tests that requires sufficient bloodletting but in a horrifying state that they can't find my right vein to inject. At the end I received seven unsuccessful needle combat.
So the second time this morning created a feeling of uneasiness. But I have to get ready since the series of blood tests is just about to begin for this pregnancy. You think I'm donating my blood? Hey not nor selling it :-) They need to test if I'm free from any infections and away from probable diseases that might harm for my pregnancy. Well, I have to swallow all my doubts and do what the baby needs, right? Anyway, it went very fine. My vein was so cooperative and the attendant got five syringe filled of my blood. She was also happy after we're done. She was relieved after she heard my story the first time I sit on that chair :-)

Now, my tummy is 11 weeks old. On the 28th of this month we will see our baby again for the second ultrasound. We're looking forward to it.

Have a nice weekend.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

My 1st pregnancy consultation

Yesterday we went to the verloskundige (midwife), who is specially trained in providing total care for the expectant mother here in the Netherlands. From this first visit until my delivery, I'll be up-close to my midwife :-)

For the first time, I had my first baby ultrasound. It was very special. We saw our baby. From this moment, I can already believe it that there's a life inside down in my tummy. I'm 9 weeks and 5 days preggy now:-) I'm expected to due on the 8th of february.

As usual, when we went home, we're being handed down with so many paper works and many paperbacks to read. This week will be expected to make different calls for appointments, for another check ups and laboratories.

Take note: I don't have any food cravings eversince. I hope I can make this pregnancy lighter and sexier :-) Now, I'm wearing a pregnancy dress. Just quite excited how I look :-)

By the way, I'm encouraging anyone to suggest names for our angel (girl or boy, whatever). It's still early but I know this gonna be a long fight against hubby :-) So why not starting thinking about it. Right?
Stay tuned...