Friday, June 29, 2007

Baby update

I had a visit to the midwives on Thursday which was quite fun despite the multiple needles drawing blood samples. I got to listen to the baby's heartbeat for the first time. What an amazing sound! Babies heartbeats are typically described as "galloping" and this little horse was moving. The student midwife was very pleased with the heartrate and she was smiling with me. So in order to find the baby, she had to press firmly on my squishy tummy to determine baby from organs. After just a few seconds, she found it and caught up with it on the heartrate monitor. This morning, I thought, "Maybe I can find the baby too". Umm...yeah. I'm poking and pushing around. I have no idea how she could feel that itty bitty baby apart from all the other stomach stuff. Well she does have two years of nursing and I have zero.
But I am able to feel the baby moving around a bit. I have been for several weeks now, which is exciting.
I haven't put on any weight and my clothes still fit comfortably, but that shouldn't last too much longer. Also the student midwife said that underweight women usually put on more weight by the end than normal or average weight women. Sooooo, I probably will end up packing it on like crazy.
I go for an early ultrasound on Wednesday morning to doublecheck the due date as my cycle is not a typical 28 days and therefore the Jan. 7th date might need some tweaking. It will be wonderful to see this little person who is being "knit together" by God Himself.

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