Friday, June 12, 2009

A Navel Orange (a day late)

First things first. Yesterday was the start of navel orange week!

Continuing the march towards normal proportions, baby's legs now outmeasure the arms. And, finally, all four limbs have functional joints. Your fetus is squirming and wiggling like crazy down in the womb, though you probably still can't feel the movements.
Yesterday was also our 15 week OB appt. Nothing too exciting. Although I would have loved an u/s, hearing the h/b with Doppler was almost as good. It was rockin' at 155 bpm. According to OB records, I have gained TEN pounds in the first 15 weeks. She then goes on to tell me the she prefers to see a gain of 2-7 at this point, but understands that I had a hard time eating healthier b/c of the naseau. Whatever. Yes, I will try to be better. With my newest symptom of reflux, it shouldn't be hard to not gain as much, or at least maintain. It's no fun (i.e. almost impossible) to eat when it feels like there is a golf ball in my throat. And she didn't re-run my iron, but looked at the results from my first appt and all was fine. The fatigue is starting to subside, A BIT.
I think I'm starting to see the beginning of a little bump! I noticed it a few days ago. Of course to everyone else it probably looks like fat, but I know better (well, let's pretend I do).
The most exciting moment of the week (aside from hearing a HEALTHY h/b of course) is that Dan and I were at a different dr appt earlier this week and I parked in the Expectant Mother parking spot, giggling like an idiot of course:-) Dan said it was for women in labor (since we were at a hospital). I said "the sign doesn't say 'women in labor parking spot', it says 'Expectant Mother parking spot', and that is me"! Is it a shame that I've always been bitter about those spots, and just the day before I was wondering when I was going to see one, and if I'd have the nerve to use it.
Next appt is in 4 weeks, BIG u/s in FIVE weeks!!!!!


Stacy said...

Glad your appt. went well!

Acid reflux is the devil. Well, that and heartburn. I am on my second value size container of Tums.

I parked in the expectant mother's spot for the first time at the grocery store the other day. I was kind of excited about it too. :-)

Only 5 weeks until the big u/s! That is so exciting.

Anonymous said...

So five weeks count down the the BIG appointment!! I'd say though, you may start feeling the little one moving before that time! Let us know when that happes. I absolutely love the various fruit of the week! Love, Fran