Tuesday, January 13, 2009

16 Week Appointment

So, I'm now 7 pounds heavier than pre-pregnancy. It's all in the belly too (which I'm glad for of course). So, I guess I finally sorta look pregnant. :) I can no longer button any of my normal sized pants. I have 2-3 pair of jeans from my freshman 15 days that are still working for me though. :)

The baby's heart rate was 141 bpm today. Chris isn't as convinced it's a girl now because of the lower heartbeat. I still have no inclination to believe either way. We'll get an ultra sound at the 20 week appointment to find out the sex (yes, I will post it here, so if you don't want to know, I guess you shouldn't follow this blog anymore :/ ). I was alone in the room after the nurse did her stuff, including the heartbeat monitor, so I was able to spend time in awe of and thanking God for His incredible creativity in creation and blessing on my life.

The doctor asked if I'd felt anything yet (I haven't). She said it's usually longer before you feel something during your first pregnancy because you don't really know what you're looking for. She said around 20 weeks is normal. I was hoping it'd be sooner, which it may still...


Mike and Mary Wagner said...

Jacky - How fun to follow your progress! I am glad you are feeling good ... not so tired anymore. That was my biggest complaint when I was pregnant.

Praying for Baby Rosema!

Love ya!

Betsy said...

Precious Girl and Life within you, my heart bursts from reading your thoughts. Chris told me about the appt, yesterday, but how much better to hear your thoughts! I love all three of you without measure and can't wait to see that tummy in about a month! Love, mom R.