Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Today's Doctor Appt.

Today Clint and I went to our 3rd Dr. appt. I am 16 weeks today and even though I am showing, I still weigh less than I did before I was pregnant. It is amazing to me that this is possible since I was never really sick--I was nauseated in the afternoons/evenings and only vomitted twice. But, I have continued to work out 5-6 days a week so I guess that is why I haven't gained any weight yet (I was 129 when I realized I was pregnant, got down to 122, and now I weight 128). I asked the Dr. about my lower back/upper butt pain, and he said that it is due to the new weight that is putting pressure on my pelvis. He said it will probably only get worse...I hope not. It hasn't been bad the past few days, but it was pretty constant for about 3 weeks. He said if it does get worse, then he might have to limit my activity. I don't want that, so I don't think I'll be mentioning it again...unless I am in A LOT of pain. Clint asked about the likelihood that there were twins in there, and the Dr. said he doubted it. He said that when he felt my stomach, the uterus felt like the size it should be for one baby. So, it looks like twins are out. We go back on December 22 to find out whether the baby is a boy or girl......I can't wait!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

No more belts!!!

Well, last Saturday was the last day I will be wearing a belt for a while.  It was okay for the first hour or so, but after that it was not comfortable.  I guess I am really starting to show...a little anyway.  I bought my first maternity clothes over the weekend while my husband and I were visiting some friends in Maryland.  So, by the end of the day on Saturday, I had taken off the belt and shirt I put on that morning and changed into one of my new maternity shirts.  Boy was it comfortable...kinda loose in the belly area, but definitely comfortable.  It is a good thing that most of my blue jeans are low rise and the kind that stretch.  At least I will be able to wear them for a little while longer.  All my form fitting shirts are out for the season, but hopefully I will be in them again next year.  My new shirts are cute and a few are even a little sexy.  I can't wait to fill them out a little more, and I'm sure that will happen before too long...the baby's only getting bigger, so I will too!

Monday, November 14, 2005

I'm Starting to Show...I Think

Well, I think I am finally starting to show.  I will be 14 weeks tomorrow and have been wondering when I was going to get a baby bump.  It is hard to tell if that is what it really is or if I just ate a lot this weekend...It seems like when I wake up my stomach is pretty much flat, but by the middle of the day there is a bump.  I can still wear all my clothes.  I have gained back 3 of the pounds that I lost so they are still actually a little loose.  I think this is all going to be changing soon...time to go shopping!  That doesn't even sound like fun because I don't know where to shop for maternity clothes.  I looked on Old Navy and Gap websites last night, but I didn't really find anything....oh well.  I guess I could just wear sweat pants for the next 6 months, but that might get old (not sure though!).  They are pretty comfortable. 

Also, I rented a fetal heart monitor online last week, and it arrived on Friday!!!  It is so neat to be able to hear the baby's heartbeat whenever I want.  It was cheap too...only $18 a month (for the cheapest model they have).  Sometimes it is a little frustrating trying to find the heartbeat, especially when it is just me and my husband isn't helping.  He seems to be better at finding it than I am.  It is so cool though when we do find it.  The other day I counted the heartbeat, and it was 168. 

Anyways, I guess everything is going pretty good.  I'm not sick or tired...so I'm very grateful for that.  We go back to the doctor in 2 weeks for some blood work, and then the next visit we will find out what we are having...I hope.  Maybe we will know before Christmas...its very exciting to think about actually knowing what is inside me.  I don't really care what it is (though twins would be great); I just want to know so I can start shopping.  I just hope I don't get carried away......