Monday, September 1, 2008

"It's a lady doctor, right?"

This past Friday was our FIRST official doctor's visit. I got up feeling a little anxious, not really knowing what to expect. I thought I was feeling butterflies in my stomach, but then I realized I was just hungry. Nick and I stopped by BK for some breakfast and made our way downtown.

After a short wait in the lobby, we were called back to see the nurse. I'm sure Nick was somewhat uncomfortable going into the back office of a 'gyny '...but he showed no sign of faint. My OB nurse (Kathy, I think) kindly pointed him to HIS seat and proceeded to tell him, "This will be YOUR seat when you all come to see me." She took my blood pressure and checked my weight. WEIRD....I haven't gained any weight...why the heck don't my pants fit???? Anyway, Kathy escorted us to the exam room to wait on the doc.

Nick and I shared some nervous laughter while waiting and then he asked me, "Its a lady doctor, right?" I said, "No silly, you know its a guy." I could see the angst and uncertainty in his face, so I let him off the hook, and assured him that it was most definitely a female. We giggled some more as we analyzed the female anatomical posters that decorated the wall. Afterwards, he flipped through an ESPN magazine, while I twiddled my thumbs.

Just then, Doctor "M" walks in with a congratulatory smile. She took a seat and reached her hand out to Nick, "I'll take that for you". She doing us both a favor by offering to take the magazine...just to make sure he doesn't miss any important details. I thought to myself, "That's a courteous way of telling someone, 'I need you to pay attention'."

We proceeded with the exam and she confirms that we are 9WEEKS....DUE DATE APRIL 7th. She assures us that "the Bean" is looking good so far. Nick and I gaze at the ultrasound screen in amazement. Nick then says, "What is that fluttering thing?" Doctor "M" explains, "Oh, that's the heartbeat". WHAT!!!!!!! ALREADY!!!!! We both look at each other like, "oooooh, we done dit it now". She prints a pic for us and answers some follow up questions. I'm scheduled to meet with Kathy in two weeks to go over family medical history. We'll next see Doctor M in 4 weeks for a regular checkup.

We leave the doctor's office in a surreal moment. We're thanking God for THIS MOMENT and the many to come. Nick's ready to tell the world, but we promised to keep it under wraps for another 3 weeks. I dropped Nick off at work and treat me and the Bean to some Calypso Cafe. Ahhhh!!!! There's no better comfort food than their Black Bean and Chicken Nachos......

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