At first I was not going to blog about my monthly check-ups. But as I went back and looked at my pregnancy with Hailey on my blog it was fun to read about my progress and my check-ups. So if anything I wanted to do this for my own record and memory.
I am sure everyone knows how sick I have been with this one. I still take my meds on occasion when my stomach will not cooperate with me. It is getting less so I am hoping that it will stop completely soon. I was one pound away from what I was my first pregnancy appointment. So I have come full circle as my nurse said. I am finally able to eat some food and I am sure it was a sigh of relief for my Dr. It still sounds insane to me that I haven't gained any weight scale wise, but my pants are almost unwearable now. Good thing I have lots of rubber bands to keep them done up. I have maternity jeans but I refuse to buy shorts when summer is almost over. So I will just do the band until it cools off a bit. Which will probably be next month since we are in Wyoming.
Baby sounded great. The nurse warned me she had a hard time finding heartbeats at 16 week appointments so when she couldn't find it I wasn't too worried. My Dr. came right in and found it in 3 seconds. It sounded great and we could hear him/her moving around in there. It is always such a relief to hear that steady heartbeat and know that things are doing ok. My round ligament pain has been pretty bad with this one when I roll over or move certain ways. My Dr. said it was because I run and exercise and it can stress those ligaments just like any other when you do exercise. I thought a support maternity belt would help but he said at this stage it wouldn't matter. He said I would need it later when my belly got heavier and I needed help holding it up. He said there is no risk to baby, just discomfort to me when running. So he said I could keep running if I want. Which I will, because I honestly feel better afterwards then when I take a day off.
The best part is I have my date for my ultrasound. September 13th is the big day. I am really nervous about this baby. More so then any of my others, even my first. I am just feeling so out of my element and going back just terrifies me. I still feel this is a boy, but I will not be upset if it ends up being a girl. Either way I know the Lord has special plans for this little spirit and it won't matter what gender it is. Maybe that is also why I feel more terrified then ever. I already feel the stress of raising this child and it isn't even born yet. I just feel so blessed that my body is strong and things are going so well. Now if I can just kick all the nausea completely I would be one happy pregnant lady.
The home stretch
1 day ago