It’s my first bumpdate. Ever. I started this blog when Piglet was a week old and I never really did them with Blueberry. I started giving month updates on her but then I forgot. So who knows, maybe this will be the only bumpdate you ever get!
First of all, since I found out I was pregnant, my due date has changed. First, it was October 14th, based off my LMP. I got sick and had to go to the emergency clinic where I got an ultrasound that dated me earlier so they changed my due date to the 21st. A few weeks later, I went to my physical. With my other 2 kids, this is when I got an ultrasound to “date” the baby. Not so here. The little clinic I was going to didn’t have any ultrasound machines. They didn’t even have an OB section! The nurse found the heartbeat for like 2 seconds and sent me on my way. I wasn’t thrilled with that visit so I called Tripler and got into the midwife program. That was the appointment I had yesterday.
The midwife was super cool and nice. We listened to the heartbeat for about 5 minutes. It was strong and in the 160s. Then we went to her office and she reviewed my file to see about my due date. I was trying to convince her to do an ultrasound but apparently in the Hawaii MTFs, no ultrasounds for routine visits until 20 weeks. That’s nuts! What if there are 2 kids in there?
Anyway, she moved the due date back to the 14th and said to go upstairs and schedule the ultrasound. If the dates line up with the baby’s size, we’ll keep the due date. If they don’t, I have to go back at 24 weeks to date the baby again. I feel like this could have all been avoided if they just did an ultrasound at 12 weeks but whatever.
Other than the lack of ultrasounds, the clinic is pretty nice. I like the midwife and there are 2 who are on call overnight too so I will get to deliver with a midwife. Whoop!
I have finally kicked my sleepiness from the first trimester which is good and even though I haven’t gained any weight yet, my uniform begs to differ. I can’t button the top button because of my expanding belly but whatever. I should probably put on my maternity uniform but that thing sucks and doesn’t have pockets so the longer I can go without it, the better.
Hopefully the next update will be a gender reveal!