16 Week Appointment

I had my 5th appointment on Wednesday January 12th.  It was just a check up so no ultrasound just weight, vitals, and checking my belly for the position of my uterus.  I met with a different Dr. this time, because our practice has several and they rotate you through so you know the Dr. who will be delivering your baby.  I’m really happy with the practice so far.  They are very thorough, and knowledgable and I know that the baby and I will be in good hands come June! 
My blood pressure was once again high for me, but the Dr. said he thought it was probably just a case of  “white coat” syndrome, where you have anxiety when you see a Dr.  I’m pretty sure that it’s my nerves/anxiety about the possibility of finding out something is wrong, and not just about seeing the Dr. but I really do think that I will start to calm down soon because my belly is definitely growing, and I should be able to feel the baby move pretty soon.  Besides my blood pressure being a little high, the heartbeat was 155 which is still good, and I get to return in less than 2 weeks to see the baby and find out what we’re having!!!  I can’t wait, the suspense is killing me!  January 24th cannot come soon enough!

16.5 weeks and growing!

A friend of a friend has a baby blog, and on every update she answered a series of questions, so…Thanks Jessi, and Susan, hope you don’t mind me borrowing your idea!

How far along?  16 weeks 5 days today!

Total Weight Gain: 6 lbs from first appointment

Symptoms?  Pretty frequent headaches, and some lower back aches

Maternity Clothes?  I can still wear one pair of pre-pregnancy jeans, (but they’re not nearly as comfortable as my maternity jeans) and several of my shirts, but I have purchased a few maternity shirts as well.

Food Cravings of the week? Mandarin oranges, cheese, salty and tart things

Sleep? Pretty well since my last appointment.  Loving my pregnancy pillow : )

Best Moment this week?  Hearing the baby’s heartbeat again.

Movement? Not too sure, little things here and there but nothing consistent or obvious.

Belly Button?  Innie

What I miss? My flat stomach

What I am looking forward to?  Finding out what we’re having 1 week from tomorrow!

Weekly Wisdom  If you’re in between clothes just break down and buy a few maternity things.  It’s worth it

Milestones?  16 weeks and everyone is doing great!

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