Tuesday, August 31, 2010

12 Week Appointment

Had my second "real" appointment today. I was excited because my sonogram (ultrasound? I still don't know the difference) was done with the belly thing instead of the wand! That was cool.

Ustoff has a head, 2 arms, 2 legs, 2 hands, and at least 1 foot, but Dr. P said he (she?) was just laying on the other one. She said the baby looks perfect!

Apparently in the bloodwork they ran last month, the checked my vaccines. My vaccine for German Measles has run out. I can't get re-vaccinated until after the baby is born, but she said I need to stay away from sick children. Jeff was like "She teaches children." Dr. P started laughing and was like "I guess that makes it difficult." I will go in to talk to the school nurse tomorrow and tell her I need to know ASAP if anyone has anything that could possibly be german measles. (I think she also said it's called ruebella? We had one of those cases last year at my school.) If someone does have it, I can't be in the school building for at least a week after the kid. Lovely.

My iron is also low, but since I am so backed up and feeling pretty crappy, she wanted me to hold off on taking the supplements. They just make you more backed up and crappy feeling.

Thank God. I am 3 days from hitting 13 weeks, and I find that so comforting. This really is real!


  1. WOW!!! I can't believe you're so far already!! Enjoy it before it slips past too fast! :)

  2. Yay for the belly ultrasound! Good luck staying away from sick kids. Hehe. Hope your school year is off to a great start!

  3. I almost think that they should ask you to get your rubella titration when you do the pre-conception workup - then you know if you need to get re-vaccinated. I may remember to put it on my list - but I think I had it done last year. In any case - Congrats on graduation to the belly ultrasound, and on reaching 13 weeks!

  4. I can't believe you are so close to 13 weeks...yay! And, that's crappy about the rubella thing. Hopefully no one gets it so that you don't have to be gone for a week.