Tuesday, April 20, 2004
Just been quite busy. Funny how now that they've decided they don't need me any more, I'm the most popular person around. All's well with mommy and baby. I hope for a better update soon, but probably not until next week. Hang in there with me!
Tuesday, April 06, 2004
Well, I had my April pre-natal appointment yesterday. I'm 13 weeks, so I was *supposed* to get to hear the heartbeat yesterday. I know it is sometimes difficult to find, but I was also in a mild panic because all of my pregnancy symptoms seem to be going away (except the sore chest) and I had been having minor abdominal pains off and on for about a week. So when she couldn't find a heartbeat, I did get concerned. "There's no one in the ultrasound room, let's pop over there and have a look-see, shall we?" Fine with me. At least it was abdominal this time. Still couldn't hear or see the heartbeat. Why? Because the baby wouldn't hold still long enough! S/he was just wiggling all over the place the entire time (no, I can't feel it yet). We could catch glimpses of the heart now and then, but no steady view. The doctor's comment: "Well, generally if they're moving like that, they have a heart, so don't worry about it. We'll catch it next time when we do your major ultrasound." I didn't think I would be having "the ultrasound" until June (21 weeks), but she said that she thinks next time will be fine to check on major feature development (17 weeks), particularly since I do not want to know the baby's gender. So I should have new ultrasound pictures to share next month. Yay!