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!