I wanted to note two awesome things that happened to me last week, so I can remember them forever. The first was, I opened up my first pay check from my new job, and my boss had given me a dollar raise. She highlighted the amount and wrote a note to me saying she was so glad they hired me, and I was doing a great job. What a great surprise! This was one the of nicest things a boss has ever done for me. Wow, This meant so much.
Secondly, I want to write about how the first ultrasound appointment went. Sorry if I write a lot about this pregnancy, but it's the new thing happening in our lives, and again, I want to remember everything. Wednesday morning I got up early because I was too excited to sleep. We headed over to the doctor's office and got there early, again because I couldn't wait! I filled out a bunch of paper work, and then we were called back by the assistant. I was weighed (yikes) and they took my blood pressure. Then I got to meet my doctor in his office. Dan and I both liked him a lot, he was very personable and easy to talk to. He asked me how the pregnancy was going, and I let him know I have had very little pregnancy symptoms. I was concerned because I heard morning sickness is a sign of a healthy pregnancy. The main thing I feel is extreme hunger all the time, which gets really annoying. He assured me that many women don't experience a whole lot of symptoms and everything is probably fine.
The assistant took us into a room with an ultrasound machine and my heart started to beat really fast. Of course, all the fears in the world started running through my mind...what if the baby is dead, what if it's twins, or what if something is wrong? The doctor came in, put jelly on my stomach, and started the ultrasound. Right away we saw our peanut! We also got to see the heart beat, it was so fast! Everything looked healthy and normal. We were so happy and relieved! It's amazing how these experiences with your spouse make you fall even more in love. It was a wonderful day.