Today I had my second official prenatal appointment. I had been looking forward to this appointment but also a bit nervous at the same time. I wasn't nervous about the baby but nervous about how much weight I may have gained since my last appointment. I know that I'm pregnant and will and am supposed to gain weight, however i felt like in a matter of weeks that I had packed on the pounds! My clothes definitely aren't fitting as they used to and I've found this to be an awkward stage of pregnancy as far as clothes go. Most of my clothes don't feel quite comfortable but maternity clothes are still a little big. I definitely can tell that I'm starting to pooch out, but at times it feels like I'm just gaining weight and not pregnant. I was presently surprised when I was told that I have gained about 5 pounds and everything is looking good!
We were again able to listen to the heartbeat, which she found right away. Kevin was quite relieved saying that while he didn't want to tell me he was a bit nervous after they weren't able to find the heartbeat after my fainting episode. I think our doctor has the magic touch as she had no problem finding it the first time or this time. She asked if I had felt any "fluttering" yet and said that over the next several weeks I will probably be able to begin to feel the baby moving around. For those of you who have had a baby or are pregnant, when did you first feel your baby move and what did it feel like? I know it won't feel like a big kick or anything but just curious about what it might be like.
We were able to schedule our appointment for the ultrasound which will be at the end of next month. We are planning on finding out the sex of the baby at that time. While we went back and forth at first about finding out we decided that for planning and everything it will be fun to know. Plus, if you know Kevin you know that he has a hard time waiting for things (he had my engagement ring for a total of like 3 days before he proposed...just too excited he couldn't keep it to himself! :)) We will go to St. Vincent Women's Hospital for the ultrasound and also have our monthly dr's appointment that same week.
So far everything is going smoothly. I haven't had any nausea this week, however the headaches continue. We appreciate all the love and support everyone has shown. Our prayer is that everything continues to go well. This is definitely a very exciting time!