Friday, February 20, 2009

Dr. Appointment - Month 4

Hello All!
Yesterday I had another monthly appointment. We were only there for about 15 minutes, but it appears that all is still well! We heard the heartbeat again, and it's beating along at a steady 158-160 bpm. My blood pressure is good, and I've only gained 6 lbs so far (though it seems like 16 at least!), so things seem to be moving along well! We also got answers to some questions we had, including whether or not it is safe for me to help paint the baby's room. My doctor's initial response was yes, it's okay as long as the room is well-ventilated. Steve breathed a sigh of relief, and made a comment about me bugging him about having to do all the paint work. Well...then my doctor changed his tune and said (with a sly grin) that on second thought, I probably shouldn't do any painting at all. It's good to know that he's on my side! Since the appointment went by so quick, Steve & I stopped off at McDonald's to enjoy some pancakes before he dropped me off at the office. :-)

Our next appointment will be in one month. We are scheduled for an ultrasound on 3/19. If baby cooperates, we will be able to find out if we need to start buying onesies in pink or blue. Can't wait for that! We then meet with our doctor again on 3/20 for another routine visit.

As I mentioned in the last posting, I'm still feeling great! I had a bit of dizziness and migraine-like headaches earlier in the week, but my doctor reassures me that this is normal; my body's way of telling me to take it easy.

It has been baby central in our lives lately! Not only because of our own baby-to-be, but it seems like there are babies all around us:
- Within the past 3 months, two of my co-workers welcomed new additions to their families ( first babies for both).

- Within the past week, one of Steve's co-workers welcomed his first baby girl, and my mom's friend Kathy became a Grandma for the first time to a healthy baby boy!

- My high school friend Tara is expecting her second baby, a girl, any day now in New York!!

- Further down the line...I know of at least 4 other Iowa Central employees who are expecting around the same time as me, and Steve's cousin Shelly will welcome her first baby just a few weeks before me!


Well...that's about it for this time around. I'll try to come up with some pictures to share for week 17. Until then...take care!


Sandy said...

What? Was there a power outage last November? Or is that the staff of ICCC knows how to make the most of Fall break! LOL

Fitz 5 Mom said...

I am so excited that you and Steve are having a baby! Love reading the posts about the pregnancy, too. Glad that you are feeling well. We are excited to hear what you will be having! much love,