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Baby Confirmed! · Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois Produce & More
Baby Confirmed! · Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois Produce & More
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Baby Confirmed!

Baby Confirmed!

N is blogging this morning because T is recouperating after her visit to the OB/GYN.  We woke up early this morning to get ready for our first appointment.  We normally start every morning off with a cup of coffee together but early ones require even more coffee to get the morning started.  Don’t worry, we’ve converted T over to decaf in the mornings.  If I brew regular, she gets one cup and then she’s cut off.  Sad!  This morning I got up first to pour the first cup of coffee only to be greeted by our programmable coffee maker not working.  Can you imagine waking up to an empty coffee pot?!  I couldn’t and fiddled around for the better part of 15 minutes, anxiously awaiting the first drops so I could awake T.  Nothing!  I prompty went to plan B and started heating the tea kettle to make a batch of half-caff coffee in the french press.  Two swigs from both of us was enough to put the plan of the morning in motion: Starbucks.

After enjoying the first few drinks of T’s decaf caramel machiatto and my caffeinated gingersnap latte, we headed to the doctor’s office.  They made her pee in a cup, asked us a million questions to do a genetic screening and then gave us brochures on just about every test known to man to see what could possibly be wrong with your baby, if anything.  Then you get a handful of cards for free samples of formulas (none of which we will be using) and supplements.  Then it was across the hall for the blood draw which is the part T hates the most.  Needles are bad news for her and she immediately began to worry that she might pass out.  They offered her to draw lying down but based on the fact that she hadn’t passed out in a long time, she would be okay in the blood draw chair.  Well, around the 4th vial she started getting the pass-out feelings.  The nurse practitioner, the nurse drawing blood and myself tried to keep her talking until all of a sudden her eyes rolled back in her head, she bit her lip and T started going down!  I immediately grabbed her head to prevent her from doing a faceplant while the nurse grabbed her legs and we started sliding her down to the floor.

Two capsules of smelling salts later, T came back to life on the floor of the lab with the entire office staff standing over the top of her.  How weird and embarrassing she quipped!  They let her regain her senses before putting her in a wheelchair and carting her to a table to lay down.  The got her a Hi-C juice box and let her recover a few minutes before taking her blood pressure where she checked out A-OK.  Under her own power, we walked across the office again for an ultrasound.  After the usual lets map your ovaries rigmarole, they showed us the tiny baby growing inside.  If that’s not cool enough, then we got to hear the little heartbeat just whooshing away.  How cool!  I got T back home and helped her slide into her jammies and back into bed to regain some heat.  I’m sure T will be back on typing away later when she gets bored.  In the meantime, here’s the pic from the ultrasound.

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  • What an awesome US pic! Isn’t the whoosh of the heartbeat an awesome sound? I’m so excited for both of you.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:25 pm
  • Thanks for the update, and hope she is feeling better soon! Great pic, and yes, the first sounds of a heartbeat are so amazing!

    Loris last blog post..Pass it on, pass it down!

    November 3, 2008 at 1:34 pm
  • isn’t it amazing how they can see that little bean inside? This makes it all more real than ever! Congratulations, and sorry you had the pass out, Talina.

    Karens last blog post..Project 365 Day 28

    November 3, 2008 at 1:44 pm
  • Yay! Your little peanut looks like, well, a cute little peanut! For now, anyways! Too cute! Just so glad that T didn’t hurt herself passing out and that you were there to catch her, and that the baby is healthy! Can’t ask for more than that. I’ll be looking forward to seeing updates!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:38 pm
  • N.. you are an awesome man!! You and T are so lucky to have each other… I can just see the loving and amazed faces you each had when you saw your ultrasound pic. Thank you so much for letting T’s readers know the good news about the baby and for sharing the pic!

    maiden53s last blog post..Funny Cat!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:23 pm
  • Awe…. Baby’s first picture! Time to start the baby book. I’m glad the fainting spell wasn’t too bad. Sleep, sleep, sleep!

    Hyphen Mamas last blog post..A Worthy Cause The MOST Worthy Cause

    November 3, 2008 at 4:38 pm
  • N, thanks for sharing the news. You proud daddy you. The passing out? Not good. Rest up, Talina.

    witchypoos last blog post..NaBloPoMo No

    November 3, 2008 at 6:02 pm
  • Krystal McCarthy

    Such a proud Daddy and a cute little peanut!!! Glad to see that the apointment went well, blood drawls are always hard for me too. About all the genetic testing, we oppeted out of it. I was going to love our kids no matter what so why worrie myself over what could be for 7-9 months. I wanted to enjoy my pregnancy. Although I will support you guys in what ever you do! Im go happy that things are falling in place for you guys! I just want to come see you so I can hug you! Why’d you have to move so far away 😉

    November 3, 2008 at 11:05 pm
  • Wow! Hi, Baby T! We’ll see you in about 9 months.
    Mama T, you take care of yourself, you hear?

    Dingos last blog post..One Of These Things . . .

    November 4, 2008 at 11:48 am
  • You sound like such a proud daddy already!

    Hi baby!

    Rees last blog post..I Did – Updated

    November 4, 2008 at 12:09 pm
  • Krystal McCarthy » They didn’t give us an option, come to think of it they didn’t even tell us why the blood was necessary. I thought it was to check my hormone and nutrition levels.

    If it was for genetic testing I am going to be pissed! Just another reason why I don’t want doctors delivering my baby.

    November 4, 2008 at 7:01 pm
  • Hyphen Mama » Ooo baby book time, how fun! do you think including the pregnancy tests would be weird?

    November 4, 2008 at 7:02 pm

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