Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pregnancy Update

Today I had my doctor's appointment. Everything went great--I'm still pregnant! (In case y'all just thought I was fat!) LOL! He said that the heartbeat was nice and strong (and still only one in there) and "in the girl range" (I know it's not an exact science and he said that too but he also said that in all the years he's been doing this it's usually right on.) We will of course be happy with girl or boy and will find out for sure in December. The prospect of us having another girl is less than thrilling to some people but Jason & I know that this baby is a miracle that we were not sure we'd have and are totally excited with whatever comes our way. As he was poking and prodding on my belly to find the heartbeat I felt distinct movement in there. I've been feeling little pokes every now and then but since it's early no one believes me! LOL! I KNOW I felt it today. Wouldn't you kick and squirm if someone was smooshing down on you? He also said that my uterus measures a bit larger than 12 weeks (I guess that's what he was feeling for while squashing my stomach down?). When we went in the first time I told them 2 different dates (about 4 weeks apart) and it's totally possible that I'm actually 16 weeks instead of 12 (not as likely but still a possibility) but he said we'd check it out more next time. I gained a bit more weight than I thought but he said that it's right on target for 2nd pregnancies. I'm sure it's got something to do with the peanut butter sandwiches I eat at 3 am every night!

16 comments:

Shirley said...

keep up the great work, mommy!

Julie O. said...

How exciting~!! Makes me want to have a 'sweet pea' kickin' around inside too! Hee hee...

Glad to hear the good report!

dannisdoodles said...

could not love all your news more! so happy for your family, keeping you in my prayers!

Anonymous said...

I DID see your announcement and I'm so excited for you :) Huge Congrats!

Christy O

Danielle said...

how exciting! I just love prental appts! So, you are craving peanut butter too, huh? :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Wonderful news, Brandi! And boy or girl, you two are truly blessed. I'm just so happy for you all!

Abbie said...

Wow, 16 weeks maybe? How crazy would that be? I am glad everything else looks good with ya! how exciting! I can't wait to find out what it is!

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AmyG said...

Opps! Sorry... that was me... I was logged in on one of the church blogs!!!
Anyways... I'm so happy everything is going good! Hey.. 2 girls is pretty cool...expensive, but pretty cool!!! LOL

Dena said...

Omgsh if you are 4 weeks ahead of schedule that will be incredible! I just knew it was a girl, I know it way down deep :) So happy that everything is safe and sound and going along perfectly. If only you had my nausea towards peanut butter right now LOL

Brandy said...

Dude, the heartbeat thing is as dependable as the Chinese calendar. Seriously. At least there's a 50% chance he's right =)

And btw, based on that science, I was to be a boy and my brother a girl. Happy pregnancy, I'd love to chow down!

Kris said...

Actually our baby's heartbeat was the opposite of what it was supposed to be for a boy. I thought it was going to be a girl because the heartbeat was so high and I was also sick as a dog. Is there some correlation with pregnancy and peanut butter? I love it too!

Sonia Kertznus said...

Wonderful Brandi.... I am very happy for you!

Kory said...

I'm so jealous that you're already feeling the baby - I still haven't felt our little girl at 20+ weeks!! I keep waiting... ;-)

Leslie Ashe said...

YAY!!!! What exciting news!
Grow baby, grow!! :)

I love all your updates and pics! :)

You're the CUTEST!

Cheryl L. said...

So happy for you Brandi!!!