Since I can’t join in Megan’s weight loss stats, I decided to track my OB stats after my appointments.
Appointment: Today, June 8th
Pregnancy length: 16 weeks
Baby heart rate: 143 (does that mean it’s a boy or a girl? old wives tales anyone?)
Weight change: 3 pound gain- my doctor is proud of my gain- last month I lost two pounds so technically I gained 5 but he doesn’t count that, good for him
Next appt: Ultrasound on June 18th (yes, we are finding out what we are having- if it’s a girl then I can go through the clothes and figure out how off season I am with summer/winter clothes and prep for that. If it’s a boy then we pretty much have to start all over except for some white onesies and hoodie sweatshirts)
Interesting note about subsequent pregnancies: I’m sure that other moms have experienced this with miscarriages and stillbirths and to some degree we all experience this with life in general. When something happen that really shakes our trust we try and make sure we don’t “jinx” it when the possibility comes again. I find that it’s hard to talk about November under the assumption that we are actually having this baby since we’ve been disappointed before. When we first found out people jumped right to the end of the pregnancy and talked about the stuff that surrounds having a child. I’m slowing starting to open up to plans about December but I’m still experiencing a pause before I can say it out loud. I know that it’ll get better later but I’m still amazed at how much I don’t really trust this whole process.