Sharing the news & First appointment

Dear Baby Pacheco,

The few days since I last wrote you have been quite a whirlwind! I’ve been peeing on pregnancy tests almost every morning since Thursday, and have quite a variety now:

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According to my (& the doctor’s) calculations, you are 4 weeks & 2 days along today and are due on January 26, 2013. 😀 I went ahead & told Dad the big news on Thursday night. It was one of the sweetest, most emotional moments we’ve had together. He was (and still is!) the happiest I’ve ever seen him, and is definitely VERY excited that you’re on your way to us! We went out to dinner to celebrate & decided to make a special trip down to Hampton over the weekend to share the news with our closest family. Papa, Grandma, Grump and Nana were all so thrilled! They can’t wait to meet you. 🙂

This morning I had my first appointment with my OB-GYN. It went pretty well– they did a few tests and everything was normal. They also took a blood sample (which I was really nervous about since my veins are small & hard to find, but it was surprisingly quick & easy), and we should have the results back in a few days. The biggest thing the doctor mentioned was that because I am overweight, I’m going to have to be extra careful about what I eat and how much weight I gain over the course of the pregnancy (only about 10-15 lbs). They will also be keeping a close eye out for gestational diabetes throughout the pregnancy, since I am at higher risk for it. The best part of the visit was scheduling our first sonogram! Dad & I will get our first glimpse of you on June 11. We can’t wait!

Everyone who knows I am pregnant keeps asking me how I’m feeling… and so far, the answer is just fine. 🙂 I’ve felt a little cramping off & on, and my sense of smell seems a little sharper, but that’s about it so far. From what I’ve read, this is normal for being so early in the pregnancy. So for now I am not going to worry and just enjoy the experience! 

All my love,

Mom

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