(written September 5)
17 weeks! On Monday the 3rd I had another doctor's appointment. It is the greatest feeling in the world to hear my baby's heartbeat and to know so far everything is going well. Baby sounded great. My heart on the other hand has decided to beat irregularly. My doctor said if I have any pain I'll need to go to a cardiologist, but so far it's just a really annoying heartbeat that feels off, and sometimes feels too fast or a little tight.
I felt baby move this morning for the first time! At least I think I did. I felt movement in my stomach like I've never felt before, and I've read online that the baby moving sort of feels like bubbles popping, and that's the best way I can think to describe it too. It was so exciting! I can't wait until I hear my little bean wiggling again. And other good news, when I went to the doctor I gained three pounds since my last appointment. Baby seems to be growing just like it should.
(written September 9)
I'm almost 18 weeks!! I've felt the baby movie a few times a day since I first felt it. I love it!
Last night Jensen and I went off roading with some friends, and I learned that until after the baby I am just going to have to stay away from bumpy roads :/ That's ok with me though. I'm not a huge fan of offroading anyway.
(written September 10)
I've started having some crazy dreams lately that I'm pretty sure are caused by pregnancy hormones, becuase they are definately more frequent than before baby. Crazy thoughts and emotions have started to surface on occasion too. Here's a perfect example of my crazy brain: Last week I was driving home from work on Jensen's day off. I had texted him several times throughout the day and called him a few and he never answered or responded to my messages. On the drive home from work I had the thought creep into my head that something bad may have happened. Even though I knew he was fine my thoughts wouldn't stop there. After that I couldn't help but think about what life would be life if something did actually happen to him and I was just crying as I drove home.
(written September 18)
Not much has changed in the past week or so. I bought my first pair of maternity jeans! They feel so much better than unbuttoning my regular jeans, and baby can breathe! I also went bra shopping and I have gone up a whole size! I am very excited about it. ha Baby bump is really starting to show now too! Jensen is a little weirded out by it, but I love it. He has also been able to feel the baby move. Now when we are watching a show together or laying down in bed he will put his had on my stomach just in case the baby moves. It's very cute. And one last thought of today. I am really craving a spoonful of homemade chocolate chip cookie dough. I might have to make some without eggs, just so I can eat it raw. :)
In just 5 days we find out the baby's gender!!