Well today was slow, but somewhat eventful. I found a doctor and instead of waiting until November 14th to go the doctor, I only have to wait till this Friday for my first prenatal visit. They doctor we were referred to by Methodist Hospital is Dr. Okoli. Here is what his website says about him:
Dr Okey Okoli brings extensive and diverse experience to his practice and provides patients with attentive personalized care. Prior to arriving in the US, Dr Okoli practiced for four years as a board certified OB/GYN specialist in the United Kingdom. He completed his US residency at the Bronx Lebanon hospital in New York and practiced in College Station before moving to San Antonio. Dr Okoli is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He is married and has two lovely children, Melvin and Chelsea. Now in his 12th year as a Specialist, Dr Okoli believes in a personal approach to women’s care.
Our appointment with him is for this Friday at 10:30 am. I am very excited and can’t wait to know my actual due date. As far as how I am feeling goes, I feel fine. Today my mom was cooking some pork ribs in here crockpot. They tasted amazing; they simmered in the pot all day. Besides the taste of greatness, they smelt horrible cooking all day. I don’t know if it was just me and my hormonal senses, but they smelt really gross. I even gagged a few times. I weighed myself yesterday about the middle of the day and weighed 103.8 pounds. I decided I am going to try and weigh myself every day, this morning I weighed in at 100.8. I lost 3 pounds over night.
I read that just because you feel like eating for two, doesn’t mean you should. In the first trimester you really don’t need to eat anything extra. You don’t need any additional calories in the 1st trimester, in the 2nd you need about 300 extra calories a day, and in the 3rd trimester you need about 450 extra calories a day. In my first pregnancy I only gained about 25 pounds total, and I was basically back to my normal self after about a week. It didn’t take long at all.
Some current events that are taking place:
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are getting a divorce after on 72 days of marriage. They were married on August 20th and had a very lavish ceremony. My child will probably never know about Kim Kardashian, but this is big news right now. And I am kind of sort of, but not really embarrassed to admit that I find the whole family very interesting.
The 7 Billionth Baby was born on October 29, just minutes before midnight Sunday. She was born in Manila, Philippines. The mother Camille Galura, gave birth to a 5.5 pound baby girl, that was actually born a month premature. The newborn’s name is Danica Camacho.