Time once again for a Baby Update ;-)
Just had an appointment with one of my nurse/midwives. I'm beginning week 18, and all is looking fine -- my blood tests from last month show that my blood is carrying excellent levels of oxygen, iron, and white blood cells. My blood pressure this morning was 112/64, and my uterus is now about an inch below my belly button. Gumdrop's heartbeat was around 160 today, about 20 beats/second lower than last month, but that's supposed to be normal. And according to their scale, I now weigh 163, up 9 pounds from my last appointment six weeks ago. According to my scale at home, I weigh 158, up 6 pounds from six weeks ago, but whatever. Still well within the healthy weight gain range.
And, for those of you salivating over finding out Gumdrop's gender... you have to wait another month yet to find out. I have an ultrasound scheduled for May 24.
Oh yeah, I'm not exactly showing yet. I don't look pregnant, I just look fat. Or, as Cowboy puts it, squishable.