I met with a new doctor today. I'd not heard anything from anyone else about appointments with her so I was nervous about how everything would go. (in military hospitals, patients don't usually get the same doctor for each appointment) She was very nice, and was great about explaining everything very clearly. As this is my first pregnancy, I need everything spelled out, so that was a great help to me, LOL!
I was able to hear the baby's heartbeat again! :o) It took the doctor a few seconds of searching to find the baby, but we were able to hear a strong, steady beat. She said it sounded good, and was in the 150 range (I think last visit it was in 170? I can't remember.) Last time, I nearly cried once I heard the rushing *whoosh*whoosh* of his/her heart, and today was no different. :P The only bad thing was that since we didn't know they would be listening for the heartbeat, My Airman didn't come with me to my appointment. So... he was sad when I told him what he missed. Oh, well; next time. :)
I've gained just shy of 7 lbs so far. That is such a huge deal to me, as I have pretty much been the same weight since I was about 16...
The doctor said that everything looks and sounds very good, so she put me in the routine pregnancy category -- meaning this is not considered a high risk pregnancy, and we have a very low chance of miscarriage. Yay! :o) I know that's what every mother-to-be wants to hear, but I think I needed to hear it even more than most others. My birth mother miscarried 3 babies before my brother and I were born... there were just a whole lot of complications with each of her pregnancies. You can understand why I've been a little worriful during this time, can't you? (yes, I know worry is a sin... I'm working on it!)
I've always wanted a big family, but knowing my birth mother's medical problems with pregnancy, I was afraid that I might have difficulties, as well. Thankfully, that's not true so far; Lord-willing, it will stay that way!
Here's a picture of what "Baby C" looked like at 9 wks. I will actually hit 13 weeks tomorrow, despite what my ticker says, LOL! Which reminds me -- I need to change that!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~A friend has asked me to do her make-up this Friday afternoon. She and her husband are going to the Senior NCO induction and will be attending a nice, sit-down dinner and ceremony. Of course, everyone uses this opportunity to get all dolled up, so I'm glad to help her out as she's such a wonderful friend to me! :o)
I've done her make-up for the past two years when they went to the Air Force Ball, so I'm taking it as a compliment that she is asking for my help again. Plus, I usually get a cheesecake out of it as payment, LOL! ;o) Mmmmm, I will eat pretty much anything that comes from her kitchen. She is one of the best cooks I've ever met, and she's got the clientele to prove it!