Thursday, March 12, 2009
Whats up doc?
So we had our 2nd Doctors appointment today, and I thought for sure that when I stepped on that scale they would say, HOLY COW you have gained 10 lbs already! A new record for pregnant ladies! Because seriously that is how I feel. But nope, all I have gained is a freaking pound! I know my baby is only like 3 inches, but seriously? One pound? How can that even be? I mean I am TOTALLY ok with it only being one pound, I mean really? I am sure I will have a bunch of people read this and be like what a baby, but in my defense I was just certain it would be more than that. For those that can remember, how much did you gain by 12 weeks?
We went in to hear the heart beat, and even though I heard the heart beat a few weeks ago, I was still really nervous. AND I was totally prepared to show my doctor where we had heard it before in the incident he couldn't find it, Paranoid much?
Maybe so, but I have heard of all these stories of people telling me that their doctor searched and searched and pushed and moved the doppler around and around and took forever to finally find it. So, to spare myself the anxiety and stress, I was totally ready to show him where my baby is taking up residence in my womb.
Anyway, I think I was a little too nervous becuase when my doc came in to share the good news that, "Yes! today would be the first day you will hear your baby's heart beat!" I quickly reassured him that we had infact heard it a few weeks ago.
I kinda stole his thunder I think (Kory reaffirmed this to me when we left his office) and I felt bad, but then realized this is not about my doctor, it is about me.
Back to the heartbeat. Anyway he had me lay down on the table, and squeezed some of that gooey gel stuff on my tummy, and said "Your baby's heart beat should be right about here."
And sure enough we heard right away very clear quick beats! So props to our doctor for getting it spot on! And YAY to our little worm for being so cooperative. Our doctor then said "deffinatly a boy!" (which is totally what we think we are having, we would be happy with either, but we have a feeling this little bundle is boy) So my next question is what did your doc tell you, your baby would be, and did it end up being that?
He also reassured me that once you hear that little heartbeat at this stage your baby has a pretty good chance of survival, which I have read and heard a million times before, but hearing it from your doctor for some reason is just that much more reassuring.
Posted by Amy at 8:27 AM