I really don’t mean for this to turn in to a pregnancy journal. It just seems like this is the stuff that is so important to remember that I can’t skip it. It has turned in to a great way to keep my family and friends up to date on baby stuff. If you’re one of my normal readers looking for other content bear with me for awhile, check back, someday it’ll be here again.
Our 20 week appointment was on Feb. 23rd. It was a “hangnail appointment” as Brian calls its: basically an in-and-out waste of a drive but still exciting to get good news. I have gained 5 pounds since becoming pregnant. They would have preferred me to gain twice that by now but since baby is measuring well they aren’t concerned at all. The nurse practitioner said my metabolism must just be running extra fast. She gave me permission to eat whenever I’m hungry which I already do (and more!). They measured my belly (fundal height) and it is spot on for 20 weeks. The heartbeat was nice and strong and in the 150s.
Looking good – halfway there!!
We had our ultrasound on Feb. 16th. It was awesome! I’ll save the more intimate shots but let’s just say that as soon as the tech turned the camera on there was no doubt about it… Baby Becker is a boy!!
He’s a thinker…
and is very healthy and strong. Everything checked out great!
We are so blessed! 😀
January 26th was our 16 week appt. I’m was exactly 16 week. I met the OB for the first time. He was running so far behind and was in a hurry but he did take the time make sure all my questions were answered. He wasn’t too concerned with exercise and cleared me to start a DVD routine. I also asked about taking fish oil which he said is fine. HR was 150 and everything feels right on for 16 weeks. He did question me about any signs of depression which at first scared me because he made it sound like I had been struggling with that. When I looked confused he just explained that they really want to keep tabs on how I’m feeling all the way through the pregnancy and after the birth. I had a bout of depression as a teenager so I am at a higher risk for PPD, which I already knew. Anyway, he said definitely do some form of regular exercise at least 2-3 times a week and get outside as much as I can despite the crappy weather. Which I think I do a pretty good job of since I can’t exactly do barn chores from my living room. 🙂