Thursday, May 30, 2013

Midwife Appointment - 19weeks 5days

Todays appointment went pretty well. My blood pressure was up a bit 140/78, though at least the bottom number was better. I am finding myself to be a bit more comfortable with them now, so I hope that it gets better. I, like the air head I am these days, forgot the paper that I have been writing my blood pressure down on (which has been perfect by the way). She just asked for me to e-mail her a pic of it, so that she has her record as well.

I am up ONE pound! Woot! She did notice some swelling in my legs so she suggested I try to up my water intake. I've also been slacking on my Nettle Leaf tea, which I told her, so I *have* to pick some up on Saturday! Also been slacking on my protein snacks (I know, I suck) so I've got to get my a$$ on the ball!

The baby seemed to be napping again today. Took her a minute to find him/her because he/she likes to stay all snuggled up on my left side! <3 140="" again="" heartbeat="" in="" love="" s="" sound="" that="" the="" was="">
Ready for the super exciting news? TUESDAY is our big ultrasound! We are so, so excited to know what this little one is! No more calling the baby a he/she LOL

Friday, May 3, 2013

Midwife Appointment Update - 15wks 5dys

After having been taking my blood pressure at home for the past week with near perfect results, I was shocked to see a 140/90 at my Midwife appointment. Sigh. I don't know if it is because there was another lady there I hadn't met before or if I am just crazy anxious about it that I am causing all kinds of issues. I talked with her about it and explained that I had been getting good readings at home and she really thinks that it is my own anxiety that is causing the discrepencies. She asked me to start writing down my readings and to not take it more than once a day.

I have been thinking I've been feeling the baby for a month, really well for the past two, but wasn't for sure. She was trying to find a heartbeat and was having a hard time finding the little booger (stubborn much??), so I pointed out to her where I thought I had been feeling the baby. On the very left of my pelvis I always feel turning and sometimes I can feel on the outside as well, hubs even got to feel it once! Well, as soon as she put the doppler over there, we heard a very beautiful heartbeat!!! I am pretty sure that he/she was sleeping though, because last time I could feel the doppler disturbing him/her, this time not a bit of movement, just a beautiful 143 heartbeat!

Nothing else interesting to report, the battery was dead in the scale - so no weighing. Than we did a PAP (yay, who doesn't love those). I was hoping that she would go ahead and send the referral for my 2nd trimester ultrasound, but no such luck. She said she'll do that at my next appointment, in a month. I don't know if I can make it that long! lol! I told hubs I might schedule an extra ultrasound somewhere so  that we can find out gender. He said I was being too impatient :-)