December 12, 2006

Tis the Season . . .

Is it just me, or does everyone have about triple the Christmas parties this year that there have been in past years? It's a good thing I love Christmas!

We had our second Dr. appointment last Wednesday and everything's looking good. She listened for the heartbeat externally and it took her a while to find it. I was terrified when she couldn't find it at first, but I thought I was playing it pretty cool. Kyle told me that I looked horrified and I think the doctor noticed too because she kept reassuring me that this was perfectly normal. It only took a couple of minutes, but it seemed like an hour!

When she did finally find the heart beat, she couldn't keep it for more than two seconds at a time because the baby kept moving. She was amazed at how much and how quickly the baby was moving. I hope that's not an early indication of hyperactivity. I already have a puppy I can't catch . . . I'm hoping that my baby won't be faster than I am!

I had my blood drawn to test for chromosomal abnormalities, so hopefully those test results will be back soon. I'm not sure why I want to know, because it's not like I'll love the baby less if there are problems. I guess I just want time to prepare myself if it's the case. I pray daily for a healthy baby.

A couple of times now I think I've felt the baby move. I haven't been 100% sure though. The doctor said it was unlikely this early until she saw how much the kid was moving when she was trying to find the heartbeat. After that, she said it might be a possibility. I never really feel a "kick" as much as a I do feel a "shifting" feeling.

We have an appointment on December 22 for our formal ultrasound. They'll check the brain, liver, heart, spine and other major organs for problems. If the baby cooperates, we'll also get to find out the sex . . . which is thrilling to me! I can't wait!

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