I'm off. I'm glad. I needed a day to kind of gather myself. I needed a moment to retreat and plan ahead for Specks arrival.
There are a few things that we have to do in the next few weeks in order to ensure a great pregnancy and life afterwards:
-I need to find a decent doctor. I want someone who respects my need for information. I ask a LOT of questions. My last doctor (who delivered my twinkle-star), was abrupt, almost to the point of being rude, and religiously biased. I know that sounds absurd, but she wasn't helpful or nice until she found out my ex was jewish and she considered us a jewish family. Suddenly, I was her favorite patient.
-I need to figure out my living expenses and situation. Currently, we don't live together. It's just been too complicated for that, but I think that's going to change. Combining finances will help, as will getting a place of our own. I'm glad he sees this as important too.
I bought the same pregnancy journal I had with my daughter. It's even better this time, with more information and places to write notes.
Excerpt: Day 17 - The top layer of cells or ectoderm, compress to form a groove called the notochord, which gives rise to the vertebrae, or the bones of the spine, and the discs of tissue between those bones....These top layer cells grow rapidly and form a thickened area called the neural plate, which will form your baby's head...
Speck is now .02 inches long. < --- two or three Specks could fit inside that period right there.
The only symptoms I'm feeling are breast-tenderness, and fatigue. Thankfully, the nausea isn't here yet. *phew* I'm craving broccoli and cheese, and other fruits and veggies.