Wednesday, July 23, 2008

18 1/2 week appointment

I just got home from seeing my midwife and everything looks and sounds great still! My uterus is just the right size and Baby's heart rate is at about 150 bpm now. It's always SO incredible to hear it! And my midwife says we should start thinking about what we want to say to Baby because he or she will be able to hear us in about another 2 weeks. :) In other good news, I have gained about 6 lbs since my last appointment. That puts me about a pound and a half above my pre-pregnancy normal, so I have done a good job of catching up with some healthy weight gain. I have been eating very well with balanced meals of whole grains, fruits, veggies, and I haven't had too many cravings besides an occassional sweet tooth (which I don't think is pregnancy related, hehe). I have also been drinking tons of water, which means I spend plenty of time in the ladies room, but is so good for me and our little one. Richard and I walk the pups pretty much every night for about 45 minutes and then I usually do some light free weights and other home exercises when we're done walking. The exercise is really doing me good. Overall... I feel great, I'm sleeping great (other than getting up 2 or 3 times a night to go to the bathroom), and I'm really thoroughly enjoying this pregnancy. Hallelujah! :) Ultrasound appointment: August 12...

1 comment:

Kendra said...

Danelle, Congratulations! You look great in that picture. I have been surrounded by pregnant women lately and you look fabulous. I'm so excited for you :)