A little while ago I mentioned how I was going to switch "lady" doctors. I realized that by the time I was due for my yearly exam, I hoped to be pregnant. Since my current gyno didn't do OB (and I wasn't her biggest fan), I figured now was the perfect time to switch.
My paternal grandmother, father and siblings (and myself) were all born at the same local hospital (even though the hospital has changed even since I was born)! So naturally I went to their website to find the doctor's who have privileges at that hospital.
Then I started looking. I knew I wanted a female. And I didn't want a solo practitioner. It was a quick and easy choice. Dr. F just felt like the right choice.
It was a bit tricky getting a convenient appointment but her secretary was quite accommodating. And yesterday was the appointment. And that made it real.
Dr. F seems really nice. My sister says she's heard amazing things about the practice and couldn't get an appointment (not sure why that is but regardless...). The very end of the appointment ... a surprise shall we say? Women will probably know what I am talking about. Dr. F joked saying sorry it was a surprise but I said I think I prefer it that way! Next time ... no surprise :( I'll be expecting it.
And although nothing is set and there is no "requirement" that we actually start "trying" at the end of the year, this does make it more official. I am still taking my pills and still not trying to get pregnant. But ...
It's more real. And I'm excited. But also scared. But excited scared. I've wanted to be a mom my entire life. Truly. I've always wanted to be a mom. And it feels like I've taken one step closer to that actually happening.
My birthday is in November (November 3rd for those who are keeping track ;)) If all goes to "plan" (I know ... we plan and G-d laughs) this will be my last birthday not as a mommy.
So my question to mommies and daddies: what do you wish you had known/done before you got pregnant??