Thursday I had my first antenatal appointment at the Royal Brisbane Woman's Hospital. I had lufflump at Mater Woman's Hospital so it was all a new experience for me.
I was anxious going into new territory. Of course I was late only by five minutes but still didn't help my anxiety. Every hospital has different ways of doing things and RBWH definitely was different to what I was used to.
I waited at Maternity Reception to be booked in and didn't notice you were supposed to take a letter (like at a butcher or deli) and by the time I noticed there were about five other women behind me waiting with letters. The receptionist (bitch) told me I had to take a number and wait. A lovely lady said that actually I was next and the receptionist, rather than being nice, told me that people weren't usually that nice and I should follow the rules from now on. I reminded her this was my first appointment and apologised for not knowing. As far as I'm concerned I treat you how I want to be treated and vice versa, you treat me like shit and I'll treat you the same. There's no need for bitchiness.
Anyway, my appointment was long and quite boring. A lot of paperwork, A LOT. I did pee in a paper cup WTF?!, hear sesame's heartbeat and get some wonderful news. I won a place in the birth centre. 'Won' sounds strange but it's a ballot so I did in fact 'win' a spot. So we plan on having a water birth for sesame. Very exciting indeed!
Other than my appointment nothing much has been happening. I'm not having any cravings (cheese and gerkins don't count right!?) and I'm feeling more than fine. Energy levels are low in the afternoon but that could be thanks to lufflump waking around 5am every morning.
|Bump is getting there|
|I'm using a belly belt but can't do up the fly on my jeans anymore|
Thank you to everyone that commented, tweeted, facebooked or emailed me with recommendations for introducing a new sibling. We are in the process of buying a bunch of books on the topic (for both lufflump and us) and plan to introduce a baby doll to lufflump in a few months. Thank you again.