I went for my 16 weeks appointment on wednesday morning. I wasn't able to post before because my server was down for some reason. I just wanted to post about the scare I had at my appointment. First of all, I gained 6 pounds since my last appointment at 9 weeks (for a total of 8 since I got pregnant, went from 114-122), but that's about right for me if I compare it to what I had gained with the girls around he same time.
Then the doctor asked me how many weeks I was, I said 16. She then checked to see if it was accurate on her pregnancy wheel. She asked me if I could feel the baby move yet (since it's my third) and I said yes, but I added that I hadn't felt the baby move in 2-3 days now.
While we were talking, she took her doppler out and tried to listen to the baby's heartbeat. She couldn't find it!!! Oh my, the thoughts that came to my mind...That never happened to me with my last two. As the minutes went by, I could see on her face that she was getting worried. She even took my pulse to try to see if the faint noise she could hear was my heartbeat or the baby's heartbeat...it was mine!
She continued to look for the baby and she finally found the heartbeat, but two seconds later, she lost it again. So she moved the doppler over my belly again and she was able to locate it again. She then lost it once again and had to find it for a third time in order to make sure the heartbeat was normal and the get the heartrate. Let me tell you guys, I was so scared, considering that it had been 2-3 days since the last time I had felt my baby move! My DH wasn't with me because he had to stay in the waiting room with our two girls (the exam room are small at my doctor's office and there wasn't enough room for the kids in there).
After she was able to get a reading for the heartrate, she started laughing and said that the baby was moving a lot, that's why she had a hard time finding the heartbeat (even when she found it, he/she moved twice again). The baby was just having a great time playing hide and seek with the doctor. Well, at least I can say that I have a healthy baby. I was so relieved when she told me that everything was perfect and that she would see me again in 4 weeks.
I am going for my big u/s in 3 weeks and I can't wait to know that everything is in its place and that the baby is healthy! We really want to find out what we are having too so I hope that the baby will spread those legs. Please everybody send me some blue vibes. This is our last baby and we already have two girls, so we would love a boy this time.
I hope everyone is havig a great day!
[This message has been edited by sweetmelf (edited 04-25-2003).]