Hello Second Trimester. I'm currently waiting for all the 2nd trimester good stuff to start rolling in...more energy, no sickness...waiting... We'll see I suppose.
I had a doctor's appointment yesterday and all went well. It took forever again to hear the heartbeat which is just torture. This time the nurse/tech person said that everyone grabbed the "good dopplers" and she got stuck with the static-y one. So, once she grabbed another one, we were able to hear the heartbeat, nice and strong...around 150 which is great. She told me that this baby is a real mover and that everytime she'd catch the heartbeat, the baby would move around. Hilar that the kid is already ornery. Love.
The doctor was pretty pleased with me this week. Somehow I managed to gain almost 3 pounds. I have no idea how that happened-I swore I was going to get lectured again about eating more, but somehow I did it. I can tell you that I wore my jacket and heavy heels while I was being weighed too...just in case!
Last appointment, the nurse who took my BP told me that it was a little high. I've always had super low BP so that was odd. The doctor saw it during that appointment and took it himself and said her reading wasn't right and that there was no concern. This time, the same thing happened but while the result he got wasn't nearly as high as hers it wasn't "ideal". He explained that it wasn't high, but not where they'd like me to be. He said that I need to drink more water and relax. Ha. Tell your nurse to take less than 10 minutes to find my baby's heartbeat and I'll give you a more "ideal" bp readout buddy. I told him that and he laughed. He said he really wasn't concerned about it but that it was something to watch. Today I'm getting a pedicure with Carly so I'm pretty sure that's exactly what he meant by relax...perhaps I can write it off as a medical expense...?
I was pretty glad that I don't have to go back for 3 more weeks. Usually at this point in pregnancy, you're there once a month...I've been there way more than that and I'm happy to be getting close to normally scheduled visits. My next appointment is on the 22nd of December. I'll be 17 weeks at that point. Unfortunately, you have to be 18 weeks (and no less) to do the ultrasound. This is the US where you can find out if it's a boy or girl. Two minutes ago I called and talked to the scheduler to see if there is anyway at all that I can persuade my doctor to allow me to do the Gender US that day as well, since I'll be there anyway. She said that it's not really a "gender ultrasound" and that the purpose is to check and be sure that all the anatomy is coming along as it should. Yeah, yeah. She said that the only way they'll do it earlier is if I'm having some sort of issue. I'm wondering how Karma would feel about me faking a cramp during that appointment so that someone will ultrasound me. Hmm. Otherwise, I'll know a week or so later. I know it doesn't seem too far away, but it really feels like forever.
I think that's it for now. Will post some more pics of our last week or so on here this week.