In & Out
Yesterday afternoon I had another prenatal check-up. I dropped off Logan over at massage friend's house to play with Little N (late, as usual) & drove as fast as I (almost) legally could only to get held up by a funeral procession & hit every single red light along the way. I got to the appointment late, but was still able to check in, thankfully.
Prior to this weekend, I thought I would have all sorts of questions for the appointment, like "why is my stomach so small? Do we need to do an ultrasound to see if the baby is actually growing?", but after not being able to wear my pre-pregnancy clothes on Date Night, I relaxed a bit & just went along with everything as normal.
I got there & peed in the cup & waited for the Doctor to come in. We listened to the heart beat again (150 for anyone who's wondering) & it sounded really good & strong just like last time. She wasn't concerned about my small size & asked if I had any questions. Other than being small, I made sure it was still OK to do crunches at the gym (as most recommend you change your workout at 12 weeks, but I really don't fit into "general recommendations") & it is. I started really working out again (push ups & the whole bit) that morning without having to drastically alter my routine - other than decreasing my weight. I can still do whatever I want as long as I'm comfortable. So, at this rate I'll be doing crunches on the ball until I actually have a baby belly that gets in the way - whenever that is. And I also don't have to stay off my back (sleeping or otherwise) because again, I don't have a heavy belly to cut off the blood flow. It's as if I'm perpetually living in the first trimester (minus the constant nausea & vomiting - thank God).
This appointment was super fast & I was in & out in less that 15 minutes. The next appointment is in 4 weeks & will be much more exciting than this one. We get to finally find out if we're having a boy or girl & actually see pictures of our little kiddo. I can't wait. If it weren't for hearing the heart beat at my appointments, I would wonder if there really is a baby in there. Being able to see who's in there & finally start picking out names will help me feel like this whole experience is real - because it still doesn't seem like it.