Sunday, February 12, 2012

quick baby update

We had our monthly check-up with our doctor on Friday afternoon. It was a very brief appointment--mostly to check in and see how my morning sickness was doing and to listen to the babe's heartbeat. I was able to report back that I was able to eat full meals for the first time in months and I gained a couple of pounds! I'm pretty sure this is the only time in my life I've been excited to gain weight. My blood pressure was exactly where it needed to be which was another good thing.

When the doctor began searching for the heartbeat with the Doppler, she found it after about 30 seconds. However, the babe must have realized this and promptly moved so she lost the heartbeat. She continued her search for another minute or so until she was able to locate the bean. Even when she found the heartbeat she could tell the baby was still moving around because it would get fainter and then louder and fluctuate in volume. She remarked that we have a very active baby--no surprise there given the parents. The heartbeat was 160 beats per minute and was "perfect." Overall, it was a great visit and at our appointment next month we'll actually be seeing the baby for our 20-week anatomical scan. We can't wait to see pictures of our little peanut!

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