Monday, April 21, 2008

The Doctor Is In

Today we had our fifth month appointment. For the first time that I can ever recall when it comes to OB appointments, I was not nervous going in. I think that the combination of a great anatomy scan plus daily movement makes me feel pretty confident. Not that I don't think that bad things could still happen, I know that they can, but I just really am trying to enjoy this pregnancy and try not to worry.

Everything is looking good. I am measuring a week ahead, but the doctor that is considered normal and not a reason for concern. It did take awhile to get the heartbeat on doppler, but only because the baby was kicking and moving so much that he couldn't get a good read. After a few minutes, however, he got a great heartbeat of 126 BPM, which was declared perfect.

My current weight gain is at 11 pounds, though I am feeling as if it certainly must be more than that! This weekend, I noticed that my thighs are rubbing together. I don't have the skinniest legs to begin with, but I've got a lot of friction down there that I haven't felt before. I also notice that my arms have a layer of upholstery that wasn't there before. But as long as my doctor says that it's normal, I am going to try and be okay and even happy with the new me!

12 comments:

Fertilized said...

YES and YES to those weird arm jigglies and rubbing thighs ... I am going with the theory of balancing out the belly.

I am so glad to here you confident with movements. It helped me so much

Samantha said...

I'm glad things are going well in your pregnancy. Just wanted to let you know even though I've been quiet for a while, I'm still following your story and wishing you the best.

Mrs. Piggy said...

Wow, not even nervous? I'm so proud of you, I never had that feeling before an appointment :)
Sorry to hear about the thigh rubbing. How's the sleeping?

Tracy said...

I think you should be thrilled with the new you!!!!!!! I'm so glad you're in a happy place.

Mel said...

I'd gladly take a little thigh rubbing myself... so glad to hear that things are going beautifully!! :)
*hugs*

Jen said...

I'm glad to hear you had a good appointment and the nervousness has subsided!

Ms. J said...

EXCELLENT news! Thanks for letting us know :o)

K @ ourboxofrain said...

Yay for another good (and uneventful) appointment!

(And I've got the rubbing thighs thing going on now too and am trying to be okay with it, which is harder than I thought.)

tryingin2007 said...

I just posted in my blog that I've grown "universally." I even have fat feet! this weekend I actually bought 2 lb weights to get rid of the unattractive armflab. summer is coming! :)

aren't the movements so much fun? love them!

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

YAY for a great appointment. I, too, have the thigh issue. NOT FUN! But so worth it! HUGS! :)

gracechild said...

good news is good news :). what are upholstery hands

Antigone said...

Who cares about the weight gain. You've got a healthy baby!