I'd like to start off this post by thanking each and everyone one of you who have sent me messages congratulating me on our pregnancy. Truly, your blessings and prayers mean the world to us.
I am now carrying a baby the size of a lemon, 3 inches long...Haha so funny all these pregnancy apps compare your baby to fruit. I love it. In a few days baby graduates to a naval orange, at 4 inches long.
When I first found out I was pregnant I really wasn't sure. The process here in Mexico is so different than in Canada. Heck, we tried to find some early predictor tests and they were nowhere to be found. We went to Walmart, Costco, and a few other pharmacies - nada. All they had were these ancient type tests. No fun, so we had to wait a little longer than I wanted. Turns out the pharmacy in Galenia has them, but the pharmacy was being renovated, and was closed when we needed one!!
Once the HPT confirmed I was indeed expecting, off for the blood test we went. A couple of hours later, and some $700 pesos I received an email with my pregnancy results. Positivo!! Called my obgyn, and he wanted to see me for an u/s? I couldn't believe so early...Typically in Canada you'd go back for betas, and they won't do an u/s until you're in your 13th week or so. Not in Mexico, I had an u/s every week from that day forward. So cool to see the changes in size from week to week. Also, when speaking to my girlfriends in Canada they were slightly envious. They all wished they could have had their ultrasounds earlier. I did have to remind them that in Canada they are free, and here you pay!! It adds up quickly let me tell you!!
Hubby and I are currently exploring our birthing options. We still have a ways to go, but you need to plan these things. If we deliver in Cancun, it will go through our insurance. We will have a deductible, but there are many packages for us to choose from. I will have to post them here one day.... You can book a presidential suite, down to a regular room. Crazy. Also, your obgyn will most likely be your delivery Doctor. Not like in Calgary as it depends if they are working that night, however again it's free. Not here. Hahaha. There is a pattern....
I do have an obgyn in Canada as well that I am seeing, and she has agreed to work with me regardless of where I end up delivering. Seeing as that I am constantly travelling back and forth, I needed this option. We are 95% sure we will deliver in Mexico, but I am looking into any complications for my babies Canadian citizenship. I know they are legally entitled, but what will be the cost? A long delay? That won't work.... As soon as I am cleared baby and I are going to Canada to visit the familia!!
Okay, well I am really making this a long post. I don't want to bore you all with the small details, but in case others out there are curious....I wanted to make sure I posted about my experience.
Ciao for now!!