I just completed my 16 week OB appointment and all is well!! Like the 12 week, not much was done... my BP was perfect, urine was clear, I lost another 1/2 lb, HR is 151 or 155 (can't remember exactly) all in all, he said everything is perfect!! I've not been throwing up at all, I just don't have a huge appetite. He said not to worry, I'll be eating those words here in a few months!! I'm young, in shape (strong abdominal muscles) and it's my first child so he said not gaining yet is normal.. I get to go back in 4 weeks and have an ultrasound so we can give baby "M" an actual name!!! Dr Breniman asked what I thought it was and I told him everyone keeps telling me it's a boy.. literally, everyone is saying that!! He said, "well I think it's a girl!!" haha When I asked him why he thought this, he said because of the heartrate?? Thinking back the HR's have been 141, 161, now 151-155... I did drink coke on all occasions so I'm not sure if that made it a bit higher?? Who knows, but it's fun to guess and compare old wives tales!! Ben and I of course will be happy with whatever baby M turns out to be!!
The baby room is coming along great, basically all that's left is finding out the sex, picking out the bedding, & adding (girl/boy) accents!! I've got it very neutral right now so it can go either way.. Like I said in a previous post, we're using my sisters baby furniture, which saved us a ton of $$!! I found a rug & a tree @ Garden Ridge for great prices, and @ the Duck, Duck, Goose consignment sale my mom & sis found an awesome rocker & ottoman w/ khaki color fabric for $65!!!!!!!! We're soo proud of everything so far!! When Ben gets a free minute from school I'm going to get him to take pictures of everything so far.. All of the Noah's Ark themed pictures are from Kirklands, which I LOVE!!
I can't think of anything new to update you on.. if you have any specific questions, feel free to ask!!
I do get asked a lot if we've thought of any names... We've got our boy name picked out (it's one I've had for years that Ben thankfully likes) as for girl names, we haven't even talked about it!! Honestly, we don't discuss it much.. we're just being patient and waiting til we know for sure.. that'll make it more fun!!
I also get asked if I feel baby M move and the answer is no... I honestly still don't feel "pregnant" I wake up on my stomach some mornings and have to rearrange because I feel "something" there... that's about as close as I've gotten to actually feeling preggo!!
Until next time....