Tuesday, July 6, 2010

That's Exciting Guys!

It was my second pregnancy. The first one didn't go to well, I miscarried after three months. The second time around, I didn't bother to see doctor for three months, just in case anything happened again. No doubt - I was scared. I don't know if that was a smart move or what; however, health-wise, I felt good, nothing bothered me - I biked, walked, worked, ate well. Decided to wait. After three months, finally dragged myself to the doctors office. The home test said I was pregnant, it was time to get the professional confirmation.

Let me now divert you from a sad introduction. I had funny conversations with people, but to have one with your family doctor was kind of rare. I had more after that, but this was a great start to get to know our family doctor after all. First let me tell you that. I don't know how he does it, but he is the fastest doctor in the world. I call him Speedy Gonzales. I swear, I think some of my visits literally lasted 30 seconds.

'Hi, oh yes that is normal, here is a prescription for Vitamin E' - he would reply. Yes to get my spirits up and reassure me that nothing else can be done, he would prescribe me the Vitamin E. No I need prescription to dermatologist, not Vitamin E. But then he was right after all, the dermatologists visits didn't help. You just have to live with some things.
'Anything else can I help you with today?', waits a second (not enough time to even think one single question) - 'Okay good buy'. I guess if you don't know your pains and aches when doctor asks you really fast, then you probably don't have them.

Well these short visits were about to finish when I got pregnant and got my beautiful baby.

My husband and myself decided to carry the whole process together. Not a single doctor appointment missed, and even now when Matthew is two years old, we always visit doctor together. After three months of contemplating, we are now at the doctors office. As usual, he runs into the room.

'How can I help you today?' - he asked.
'I think I am pregnant.' - I said.
'Oh that is wonderful guys!' - he replied.

And when he found out that I was about 10 weeks into pregnancy, 'we better do all the tests fast' - he replied. Suddenly my life changed. I felt like I was sick, but no I was just pregnant.

We were standing and about to leave. Now this was kind of strange moment. He wasn't fast anymore. Stood and kept saying, 'that's exciting guys'. He truly was happy for us. Then out of no where, 'Are your breasts enlarged?' - he asked.

Shocked, no time to get embarrassed, 'Oh yeah' - I replied. Not yes or yes doctor, but the big 'Oh yeah'. Well the truth was they were and hey it happens. I think I and my husband saw small laugh on his face after I said that. So after the big 'oh yeah', he replied, 'that's exciting'. Smiled, shook our hands, said good bey and left.

We left the office, stunned and then laughed our heads out in the car. Until today we still don't know if to him my enlarged breasts were exciting or my pregnancy. Not to distort the doctors reputation, it was probably the pregnancy.


  1. Dear Anna,

    In the beginning paragraphs I was concerned I was going to read about a miscarriage or a sickly child. I was relieved that you now have a healthy two year old! That's one of the great things about retrospective posts: your readers get to see how things turned out! And then you overcame your fear of the doctor and now you and your two year old go together! That's sweet.

    Breasts seem like such an odd, random detail -- of all the questions! -- for a doctor who has been so quick with you. I hate when doctors rush you. Fortunately for me -- or unfortunately, haha -- I have a number of health issues that no doctor has skipped over.

    I'm glad this is called "Story Blob" because that's really what it is. These are stories... Much like what you would read in a novel. And they do come in blobs. Our lives are so very fragmented!


  2. Dear Anna

    You are pregnant I am so happy for you! May God bring this pregnancy easier for you and bless you will happy and health child.

    I miss you much & How's Mathew doing?

    Sabi Sunshine

  3. Anna my appologies for making you pregnant again i wasnt sure so i have so much to talk about in my blog becasue i am in love i cant believe i am saying that dont mention it too facebook because he doesnt want to say it and he is on the facebook.. If everything goes well i will be getting married next year ... I need all of my friends blessing ... i am doing up to date blog on my love stories hahhaha

    Just pray for me and give me your blessing and be my friend forever because i cant start my journey without all of you!

    Hugs and kisses to Mathew!


  4. Hi Anna,

    I am back.. Yes finally...Good to hear about you more.. Well, u have ur Matthew with u happy and healthy..

    love always,

  5. Hmmn, he reminds me of a locum doc I went to see for bronchitus, who didn't let me out the office without first conducting a VERY thorough and unnecessary breast exam. It did cross my mind to report him, but I was only 18 at the time, and a little bit too stunned to actually take it further.. (what a creep)!

    What a dear post, Anna, but maybe it was just as well you had your hubby with you.

  6. «Louis» hopes it was the pregnancy. You've had some strange encounters recently...

    As always, «Louis» thanks you for your visits and comment at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

  7. I'm glad you took my advise! Matthew will have another play mate! Now, my son's partner just put her daughters name on her foot by way of a tattoo, Emmi is turning one in September by the way, and with forward positive thinking I suggested she grow more feet!

    Take Care,

  8. Back again! - Pregnant pause - Sorry about assuming too much!

    Take Care,


And now lets hear your blobbing, lol!