Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I'm Going By My Calendar

I had a doctor's appointment yesterday. I thought I was 17 weeks along walking in, but the nurse said I was 16 weeks. Humph. The doctor had moved my due date after the last ultrasound because the baby had consistently measured a week ahead of the calendar. Apparently, he didn't officially change it in my file though.

I know it doesn't matter. Babies come when they are ready. But I'm sticking with what came out of the doctor's mouth because it sounds so much better to already be 17 weeks along, don't you think?

Here is the crazy part: I haven't gained one pound!! I'm not bragging--I'm amazed!! With both girls I EASILY gained 50-60 pounds. I don't know what's going on this time, but I'll take it because I don't need to gain much. I'm going to make a statement and then I'll explain: I have been way more sick with this one.

Now, having said that....I have never once thrown up during a pregnancy. I don't say that out loud to just anyone, but I figure you guys can't strangle me over the internet! Don't tell me it's genetic because my mom was sick as a dog with all of her pregnancies and my sister and I never get sick. BUT...I have been very grossed out by food, nauseated, and almost threw up one day. For me...that's way more sick than usual! (I am thankful as I know how bad it can get for some women. I cannot imagine!) I suppose it all adds up to not a lot of weight gain and that's OK.

But I was going to tell you about the appointment. If you've even made it this far. Sorry.

The lobby of the doctor's office was pretty, so we took a picture on our way in. 

The girls came with me yesterday and I wasn't sure how the office would feel about children at the appointments. I told them to speak when spoken to but otherwise zip it. (Sweetheart would talk to a brick wall.) But when the nurse-practitioner walked in, she talked to the girls the whole time. She asked THEM how I had been eating and Sweetheart gave me up for that 1/2 a donut I had yesterday morning. I told her she's not coming to any more appointments. (I was kidding.) She explained the heartbeat and had them read the numbers off the Doppler. She was so sweet and teaching them whatever she could. It was nice. She said they are very welcome at the ultrasound next month and the doctor likes to teach too so they should be ready to listen! I'm so glad to have a doctor's office that welcomes the girls as well.

I'll admit I was very relieved after yesterday and hearing the heartbeat. A month is a long time to go between appointments and it's pretty easy to start worrying about things. I am SO thankful for this baby and this pregnancy. I just love every minute of it.


  1. I remember those days of worry between appointments very well. It's so exciting to hear the heartbeat. All that nausea, hum, maybe a boy this time! I continue to hold you and your family up in prayer.

  2. i remember time between apts feeling like an eternity! i had the 50-60 lb weight gains with mine, too. sick with gracie... but only a couple of weeks. horrible. gave me a new respect for women who go through nausea the whole pg. how fun (and a relief for mama) to have such a welcoming dr's office!

  3. SO excited - love those heartbeats!

  4. Yippee, the heartbeat! :) I LOVE hearing about your appointments and pregnancy-- you keep sharing, okay? :)

  5. Yay!!! I agree about the waiting between appointments in the beginning, it seems like an eternity! And then, at the end, when you just want to be left alone and not waddle out of the house, they want to see you all the time!

    So exciting about the heartbeat!! Sorry you've been so sick. So... this pregnancy is different from the other two, huh? Hmmmm.... ;-)

    Sounds like you have an awesome Dr's office!

  6. Not feeling well is a mixed blessing isn't it? So glad your appointment went well! I too love reading your pregnancy updates! I'll be praying for a healthy 9 months for you. Do you want to find out baby's gender before he/she's born?


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