Monday, May 12, 2008

Baby Appointment

I had my 10-week checkup this afternoon. It was such a fun appointment... We met with the nurse to discuss health histories, past pregnancies, copay prepayment -- you know, the fun stuff. Then I waited for the doctor and got to have my full annual examination (yay...). Everything looked good! Then we listened to the heartbeat with the doppler. Everytime this 10-week appt comes up, I get so nervous waiting to find that heartbeat. With both term pregnancies, I couldn't hear the heartbeat through the doppler because of my tilted uterus, so we always got an ultrasound out of it. This time, though, we heard a very strong heartbeat. :D Dr. Stowell said it sounds great, and seems like things are going well. I had my blood drawn for all the first round prenatal lab tests as well. The kids were so patient during all this (and Matt too!). I go back in four weeks for another basic checkup.

On a very positive note, my nauseousness started to decrease last week. It still rears its ugly head now and again, but disappears much quicker and is a lot less intense. I think this just means that the weight will start coming on soon. ;)

1 comment:

Mandy said...

So glad to hear that the heartbeat was strong (and that your nausea is gone)! :)