Just wanted to do a quick update on my appointment today. I remember doing my updates from Julianna appointments,and they were long and full of this and that. This time,I am happy to report,I really have nothing to report!!! How awesome is that? I did pass my 1 hour GTT (diabetes test) by 2 points. With Julianna,I failed it by 100 points,and then had to be on insulin the entire rest of the pregnancy. Yuck. I am so thankful I passed and bought myself some time on that one. I have to re-do it at 24 weeks,but that's still 10 weeks away!! My blood pressure is fantastic,just awesome. I'm still down 11 pounds,which is great,and hopefully I won't gain any weight until I get past 24 weeks. We got to hear the heartbeat today,praise the Lord for the sweet sound of a baby's heartbeat! It took them about 10 minutes to find them. I was sweating bullets,thinking,come on baby...where are you? Next thing you know,she puts the doppler right under my belly button,and there he/she was! Now,at 14 weeks,the uterus is usually at the pubic bone,but apparently my body remembered what to do a little toooooo well,and now this baby is way up under my belly button (which it shouldn't be until 18 weeks lol). So,I'm going to have a big,chunky baby this time! The only bummer was that I had to repeat my pap smear. Ugh. Now,listen,these things are not pleasant ANYWAY,but being pregnant makes it 10x worse. The last time I went,I made sure to tell them,to swipe really good and get enough cells because I do not want to do this again. As soon as I got in the room today,they gave me my little card to fill out for a pap smear,and I was like NOOOOO! They didn't get enough cells for the pathologist to do the test,so I had to repeat. It hurt SO bad,I mean SO bad,and I am no wimp when it comes to pain. So,the doctor said if it happens again,they'll do something else I guess.
Oh,and here's the best news! We scheduled our gender scan for September 1st! Yay! Yay! Yay! I'll be like 18 1/2 weeks. So,now I have something to look forward to. We decided to do it in September,because Erik has something really important going on this month (more about that soon!),and so I didn't want anything to interfere with the ultrasound. I can't wait. I do have a specific gender feeling,but I'm not telling. I don't want to get myself hyped up about having a certain gender this time. We are going to be amazingly happy either way. :)
I guess this got a little longer than I though,sorry about that. I'm going to try to get a new picture up this weekend!