Monday, January 7, 2008

Dr's appointment

I had my second doctor's appointment on Friday. I have only gained a pound in 4 weeks since my last appointment, which I was shocked to learn because this baby is HUNGRY! I have to eat all the time! I'm SOOOOO happy that I am actually eating this time because at this point in my first pregnancy, I felt like crap and didn't want to eat. So far, I don't always feel 100% great, but I have only gotten sick once and for the most part I feel pretty good. Quite a change from last time. As long as I keep food in my stomach, I am okay.

We got to hear the baby's heartbeat at my appointment! It was a strong 176 bpm! It took a while to find it, and I was afraid the nurse was going to give up. I was 9w2d, and you can't always hear it with the Doppler at that point. So I was sitting there thinking, please keep looking! And finally she found it, and it sounded glorious! I love that sound. My BP was 114/70 which is very good. Everything that they tested for at the first appointment came back fine and dandy! I can't believe I'm already almost 10 weeks. This is already flying by. Scary to think about! But exciting!

I also have an appointment with another doctor on January 17 to get my first trimester nuchal testing done. It basically tests for abnormalities in the baby--not required, but hey, we're not paying for it, so we might as well! It requires 2 ultrasounds at different times (I think about 2 weeks apart) and bloodwork also. So the first round is 1/17 and I have to make another appointment for the next one. My doctor told me that the doctor performing the ultrasound should be able to tell us the sex of the baby in the second ultrasound! How exciting! I can't wait to find out so we can start really planning!


Conly said...

176 BPM - you're either having a girl or a gay son. Could go either way.

Wendy & Mike said...

This is so exciting!! My guess is GIRL!! I'm so glad you are feeling well. =)