So, my booking appointment is in less than 24 hours…. I feel like I have so many questions, but at the same time, I don’t really know what they are. The only definite question I have is about my MatB1 form because my boss has told me she needs that before she gets the ball rolling with anything she has to do, i.e. risk assessments etc.
I’ve been doing some googling – as usual – and babycentre.co.uk have a whole section of things to expect at the booking appointment, though from what it seems, each area is so different you don’t always get what you expect.
My GP told me I would have a scan at 10 and 12 weeks, but the internet says one scan between 10 and 14 weeks… so that has confused me quite a lot!
One of my worries is when they ask about illness etc; I was diagnosed with depression at 17, and had a really tough time for a couple of years. I still have bad days and am quite an emotional person, which is really strange, because before the depression people said I had the heart of a stone…maybe it had all built up over those 17 years? Who knows! Anyway, with pregnancy hormones and a history of depression, I do worry…but I suppose that bridge will be crossed when it comes to it.
My biggest worry at the moment is that a colleague of mine who has been desperate for a baby since she got married a year ago, although, who is still very young, found out she has a cyst on her ovary. She is having an operation today to have it removed, so I am guessing this is quite a bad cyst. I was already worried about her reaction when she finds out, I am now officially 8 weeks pregnant, and so in 4 weeks her wound will still be fresh, so I cannot imagine what reaction I will get. The people that know say I should take no notice, but easier said than done…she’s a drama queen at the best of times, I cannot imagine what her reaction will be when I ‘announce’. I have made the decision to do this at a staff meeting, with everyone present, so that she can see I have the full support of the team, and hopefully that her childish jealousness won’t be tolerated. Again….another bridge, another time…