Just a quick update! We went to the Dr. yesterday afternoon, just a regular routine checkup. Everything looks great! Blood pressure is normal, I've gained 2 lbs. which is good! We got to listen to the heart beat again, this time for a little longer, it is something I think I could listen to all day long. Todd said it is a really good feeling to be able to hear it.:) I talked with the Dr. about my spotting and she said it is very normal, and my cervix is extra sensitive right now. Since I am 12 weeks along and we have found the heart tones twice and they are very strong 165-175, she said it is nothing to worry about.
In 4 more weeks I go for my 16 week check up, at that appoinment I will get blood work done to test for Downs Syndrome and some other disorders. That appointment is Dec. 1st and then after that we schedule the BIG ultrasound! It will be sometime around the end of December, right after Christmas, right before New Years. We will find out the gender of the baby if baby cooperates.:)
As for Todd and I, we are very relieved after our scary Monday morning. We also decided on painting the baby room Banana Cream, a light yellow. Grammie Malone is going to help us with paint and we will paint over Christmas Break. We figured yellow will go with a boy or a girl, and then we can pick out boy or girl decorations. And since it will also be our office, it will make it more neautral for us.
I keep having dreams that it is a girl....AND an old wives tale says that a faster heartbeat = girl!
But who knows! I really don't care either way, just give me that baby!:)
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