Happy Friday everyone!
We had a good OB appointment yesterday--nothing too exciting to report, my blood pressure is fine, the scale at the office is obviously broken but in my favor (somehow my chart shows I've only gained 1 pounds since my last appointment, for a total of 2 pounds since my initial appointment at week 8--obviously wrong but who am I to argue?), and the baby's heartbeat was strong, somewhere between 160 and 180 beats per minute (the Wee One kept moving so it was hard to get an exact reading). Rick recorded it and tried to post it yesterday but for all his effort couldn't figure out how to do it. If any other bloggers out there know how to do this, please let us know! If you want to try to imagine it, think whoom-whoom-whoom-whoom 160 times during the next minute. Add a couple of swishy sounds every 8 beats or so. That's exactly what it sounded like. :-) Our next appointment will be the anatomy scan, but we don't know when it will be yet. There's a complicated scheduling system with the parent hospital (New England Medical Center) who does the important ultrasounds that seems to involve a lot of faxing and waiting. As far as we can tell it will be sometime around Nov. 8th - 15th. I should be getting a call with the date sometime in the near future.
Junior Jr.'s doing quite a bit of wiggling, and it's getting easier to feel it these days. At first it felt like something crawling under my skin, like that slimy black stuff from the X-Files, then it was like soap suds popping, now it's more like he/she's flicking me from inside. The other morning I thought I could feel it externally on my hand but it happened so fast that it could have been my imagination. It's still pretty early for that.
Rick's going away on a boy's weekend to the Cape tomorrow, leaving me to pine away for him for two whole days. Sigh. Actually I'm going to be pretty busy too so I'm sure time will pass fairly quickly. Lots of stuff to do for my classes plus a little socializing planned. And Rick is home tonight (Friday) which is unusual--he usually picks up overtime on Friday's. So after I get a manicure and pedicure tonight (yes it's safe, stop worrying!) we'll go out on an actual date--woo-hoo! What we're doing is still a mystery to both of us, but we'll figure it out.
Hope you all have great weekends! Much love--