~I look grumpy in that picture, but I really wasn't :) Just trying not to smile because my smile looks goofy to me ~
So yesterday was my second appointment with J. I think it went really well. I felt pretty relaxed, which was a huge answer to prayer. After miscarrying last time at 11 weeks, I was so so nervous about today. The weird part was that even though she couldn't find the heartbeat yet (too early) I wasn't upset about it. I'm OK. I really thought I'd start bawling my eyes out. The good thing was that she could hear the placenta pumping away, so that was reassuring.
We talked a bit about blood tests, where I want to give birth, looked at my previous birth records (that was fun!) and just had a good time chatting.
I love it that I get more control over things this time. Not that I would blindly make decisions, but when she asked me if I wanted to be tested for HIV, and numerous other STDs, I was like... um NO!!! There really wouldn't be a point in taking an extra vial of blood just for that.
Of course, I told her that I will be giving birth at the hospital (that was just for you Keith :). She said maybe we'd have a chat yet... hehe :)
Dare I be brave and post my pregnancy weight gain on my blog? I think I will. I'll post it in my sidebar. Maybe it will help keep me accountable to making healthy food choices. So, my first appointment I was 151 pounds. A bit more than I hoped to be at that point, but oh well :) I can't say I worked very hard to lose weight before hand. Today my weight was 154. 3 pounds in 4 weeks isn't so bad. I think I can handle that. This is pretty much where I started out with Rowan too, so I can't complain.
I'm Looking forward to next month even more now. I can't wait to hear the little heartbeat. I just can't wait :)