In all the excitement of making our official announcement, I stopped writing updated blog posts about my pregnancy, so I've missed the last few weeks. I think it's okay, though, as nothing particularly exciting has happened.
How am I feeling? Just fine, except for this cold. I started getting a sore throat (not just scratchy) October 30th and am still blowing my nose and coughing some. Baby Girl has it, too, and is still doing the same. I think we both generally feel okay and are sleeping fine, but the cough is hanging on for a long time. But as far as pregnancy goes, I'm doing good. No more nausea! I'm still exhausted every day, but I don't really remember that letting up much last time, either. I have crazy dreams at least every other night when I typically dream only once or twice a month. I'm also still having shortness of breath unrelated to the sickness. All typical pregnancy stuff that doesn't bother me too much. I still don't have to pee any more than I did pre-pregnancy. I hope I'm blessed to escape that symptom again this pregnancy.
Weight thoughts: Up about 8 pounds. Not horrible, but not great. I know it will only go up from here, but I'm hoping to curb it a bit. Some veggies, especially peas, don't sound great to me, so I've been eating less veggies than I normally do with dinner. But I have found that I love a raw bell pepper and/or a salad, so I've been trying to have those on a regular basis.
Doctor appointments? Just had one on Monday, November 7th. We were scheduled to see a different doctor since my regular OB was on GYN rotation in the hospital, but were pleasantly surprised when my regular OB popped in and did my appointment! The nurse had had me disrobe from the waist down and that confused and concerned the OB. She immediately asked, "Are you doing okay? Any bleeding?" I told her I was fine...just following orders. She laughed. :)
She found baby's heartbeat--147 bpm. I'm leaning toward boy, but of course we'll see. She asked if we'll want to find out the sex of the baby and we told her yes. She said, "Let's see if we can find out today..." and started moving around the ultrasound wand. She said everything was a little small so she couldn't tell anything, but she did print out a picture of our little one for us to take home. Love her. She sent us down for the bloodwork for our quad screen and told us she'd see us on December 2nd--for our anatomy scan and (hopefully) gender determination!
Maternity clothes? I've worn maternity pants twice in the last couple of weeks, but mostly because I didn't feel like wearing regular pants or didn't have anything clean. I'm still wearing all of my normal clothes if I want.
Movement? I've wondered if I've been feeling movement some in the last few days, but have told myself that I'm probably not since my doctor told me I have an anterior placenta. From my understanding, that's the only problem with the anterior placenta--muffled or no feeling of movement. Plus whenever I'm pregnant, I have an awful amount of gas, so I'm sure that's what I'm feeling. I'm still holding out hope that I'll feel my baby move soon, though!
Baby preparation? The Hubby continues to clear out Baby Girl's room and she continues to anticipate her big move there. I'm anxiously awaiting the gender determination so I can start planning the nursery and determine if we'll need new clothes and other items. I've also been loosely shopping for a double stroller and trying to decide what kind to get, especially since Baby Girl is older and more independent, but much better behaved when she's strapped into a stroller.
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