Thursday, February 19, 2009

Appointment Update 16 weeks 5 days

I had my appointment today with my AMAZING midwife today. Have I mentioned how much I adore this woman?! She is such a kind woman and I feel so blessed to have such a great provider for this pregnancy!

I hope I get to see her at every appointment...(the military healthcare system is quite a bit different than civilian healthcare....)

Anyways, I've gained 2-3 lbs total...not bad for 4 months pregnant. I've been eating lots of fruit, water, cereal, and really trying not to eat a lot of junk. I do not want to blow up into an enormous whale like I did with Isabella! Yikes.

The tech couldn't find the heartbeat for what seemed like forever. For any woman out there that has had this happen, the few minutes that they can't find the heartbeat on the doppler can feel like a lifetime.

She finally found it (was in the 160's and yay that Baby G was okay!!!) and the baby was just floating low today--probably dodging his/her big sister's feet, legs, etc up higher *smile*

I call in a little over a week to schedule the *big* ultrasound and for my next appointment. Oh--and I promise to have Leo take a pic tonite!

My morning sickness is pretty much gone now! I get sick in the morning after waking up but other than that I feel pretty good now. Except when I'm really hungry...then watch out....

That's pretty much it for this appointment. Now I'll be counting the days/weeks until we find out if it's a boy or a girl!


amanda said...

so glad to hear all went well today friend :) and yes the heartbeat finding delay is never fun - although once you do hear it, it always seems that much sweeter :)

Krystyn said...

Glad you are feeling better. Not finding the HB is so scary. That happened at one of my appts, and I tried not to be nervous. She finally found it.

grandma said...

Chelle, so glad your appointment went well and the little one's heartbeat sounds normal etc.!
So glad you are over the worst sickness now! That has to help so much.
Will be anxious for the next appt. with the ultrasound.
love you and hugs for Isabella! (and you and Leo too)

Jill and Rick said...

Yay! & now of course we're anxious for the ultrasound appt!

Love you all!

Kristi said...

I am glad everything went GREAT and i am soooo glad that you have been feeling better! I can totally tell when I talk to you that you are!

Love you guys!

Elaine A. said...

Glad to hear that the baby's heartbeat was strong! And can't wait to find out the gender. Are you gonna make us guess? I think that's what I'm going to do on my blog for this time around! : )

Susan said...

That happened to me with Mia. It does feel like an eternity when they can't find the heartbeat.
Glad everything is okay. I can't wait to hear what you are having.

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

That's awesome you are feeling better! What a relief, huh?

So glad that everything is going so well! I bet Isabella is getting excited. :)