11 weeks, 5 days
Everything is going great! I went to the doctor yesterday for my monthly check up and my mom went with me. The first thing the nurse did was weigh me and I had only gained 5 lbs.! I was so proud that I hadn't gained more and Dr. Kennedy was too. And it appears it all went to my belly! The next thing was checking my blood pressure which turned out to be ok. Then the most exciting thing was getting to hear the baby's heartbeat! This was the first time Mom was going to be able to hear it and she was excited. It took a while for the nurse to find the fast beating heart, but once she found it I was so relieved to know everything was ok. I had been waiting on hearing that little heart beat for a month!!
I've been feeling pretty good. I've had a few days that I've had morning sickness and it was the worst I could have had. But for the most part I've felt pretty good. I definitely stay tired, but I have trouble sleeping at night. I guess my mind races and it causes me to stay awake. Of course, I'm having a hard time of sleeping on my side too and I'm sure that doesn't help. I guess I'm going to have to buy one of those Boppy Pregnancy body pillows to keep me on my side. Butch might think I'm trying to shove him out of the bed with a big pillow like that!!
The doctor did tell me yesterday that we would schedule my next ultrasound at 18 weeks, which will be around the first week of December. I was so disappointed because she had originally told me we could schedule it as early as 16 weeks. I guess I had my heart set on that because we will be able to find out if the baby is a boy or girl and we are so excited about it! Just to be able to know whether I have a girl or a boy growing inside me is going to make the bond I have with our child even deeper! I am hoping it will go by faster this month so it will come quickly. Maybe it will......thanks for reading...