Thursday, April 20, 2006

Breathing a little easier.

So I had my pre-natal appointment today. I was so nervous. Last night I could not sleep. I was gearing myself up and talking myself into "nothing is the end of the world", but all I could see when I closed my eyes was the doctor pulling out that awesome machine that hears the heartbeat and she would say "um, I'm sorry...."

But all of that gearing up was in vain because there was totally a heartbeat! Yay. A sweet sounding 150 beats a minute, which I do believe is in the healthy range. No high blood pressure, measuring right on with the 16 weeks I am. Good Good. I am however not putting on any weight and have been ordered to eat-A LOT in the next four weeks before I go back. You think that would be welcome advice, but I have zero appetite for some reason. I am just not hungry until about 9:00pm. How does that happen? So I'll be trying to eat more these weeks and probably starting a food log or something to see what I really am eating. Chips, check. Smarties check. Coke check. That's going to need some work.

Our first ultrasound is set for May 10 at 8:00 in the morning. I'm not even usually conscious at 8:00am but I'll be bouncing that day for sure. Hopefully it will put the rest of my fears to rest, or at the very least give a name to my fears and I can deal with anything I need to then. But, Nick keeps on telling me how great God is and that there is nothing wrong with our little bean, he's just growing that amazing love in us that we'll know before we even meet this little one that we would die for them. And that blows me away.

So it was a good update, and just one heartbeat, (I was secretly hoping for twins, but there's not any in my family lineage. I'll have to be pregnant and give birth four times to get all the kids I want, no shortcuts for me!).

Hope you guys are having a great day as well and that you got some news that made you smile!

12 comments:

Jen said...

hooray! Great news Amanda. :)

Amanda Brown said...

Yay for the baby's beating heart! What a sweet, sweet sound. Glad to hear that all is well...now go and eat some greasy Chinese food already! :)

Elizabeth said...

So good to hear that.

kelle said...

Glad to hear that everything is good!

karen said...

Yay for the little heartbeat! That is good news indeed. And, how often are you told to eat MORE, anyways?!? Enjoy THAT! (although I do remember the not feeling like eating stage. It happened to me through Easter once, and Thanksgiving once. What a bummer)

Samantha said...

Yay for good news!

Robyn said...

That is wonderful Amanda, most amazing sound in the world (although baby laughter comes close!).

Angella said...

As for twins...fraternal are the hereditary ones...identical can happen to anyone. So, maybe there IS 2 in there :)
You're only 2 weeks ahead of me, and I'll be induced 10 days early (big babies), so we may very well deliver very close to each other!

Amanda Franks said...

That would be fun. I have another friend due September 25 so it could all happen so quickly and suddenly three new babies! But Belle was 12 days late and we had to make her come out of there-I was induced too.

T said...

So glad to hear everything is A.O.K! The ultrasound will be fun...are you planning on finding out the sex of the baby?

Tara said...

I am glad to hear that all is good!!! but as for twins are you crazy!!! I can't even imagine and I work with three infants all day long...and I still think that if I had two at once I just may have to sell one...which we all know is not true but I would be completely in love with them both but also compleltly over whelmed and maybe have many good cries!!!!!

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