Just wanted to give a quick update. I had my 23 week appointment yesterday. Everything looked good. It was my biggest weight gain so far in between appointments. Usually I had just gained either 1 or 2 lbs…this time I gained 6 pounds. I have to say though, I have seen a significant change in the belly bump over the past week or so. I have gone from looking like I just ate a big meal to really pregnant. Even today when I went to pick up some lunch, the lady asked me…what are you having. I almost said I just told you…I just placed my order…but then I realized and responded…oh, I am having a boy. I guess I will have to get use to this. It is nice having people comment on you being pregnant. It is reassuring that you are finally out of that awkward phase and actually look like you have a belly for a reason.
The rest of the appointment was pretty quick…all the measurement/urine/etc fun stuff. When they went to listen to his heart we and got our laughs. The doctor had the hardest time hearing the heart because every time she put the doppler to my belly he would kick it. It was like he was trying to tell us to get that thing out of here! You could literally see my belly jump. We had lots of laughs but she was finally able to get the heart rate which was around 150. I think this little guy is going to know what he wants in life!
My next appointment in 4 weeks I will get another Ultrasound and I think about a week after that I have to go in and do the gestational diabetes test. Then I will start going in every 2 weeks. I can’t believe how fast all of this is going. The first trimester went so slow when I felt so bad, but now that I feel good it is just flying by. And we have been so busy. This past weekend we helped my parents start moving. Tonight they will be officially in their new house full time. Then this weekend we have some good friends coming in town to stay with us for the 4th of July.
Well I hope everyone has a great long holiday weekend with lots of fireworks! Happy 4th!
4 weeks ago