Thursday, March 5, 2009


My titles are getting more and more boring.

I had a doctor appointment this morning with my OB. Everything still looks good. No protein in my urine. Blood pressure was good. My systolic pressure was a little elevated at 130 which is normal for me, but they didn't say anything about it. My doctor told me three weeks ago that I would be getting my Group B Strep test today, but they didn't end up doing it. I wasn't really looking forward to a vaginal/rectal swab anyway! The nurse did tell me that my next appointment will start the "getting undressed" appointments. Oh goody. I can't wait. She did say that all that means is that I'm getting very close to being done with this pregnancy. There was one thing different about this appointment. Doc measured my belly. He hadn't done that before. I don't know what it measured. Must have been okay because he didn't say anything. You know, he really doesn't say much of anything ever. But, I don't say much so I guess I can't complain. If I had a pressing question I'm sure he would be more than happy to answer it. Chloe's heartbeat is getting harder to find. She just won't stay still long enough to get a good, strong reading. Today it was quieter than usual because she wouldn't stay still. At least I can feel her moving around so there is no doubt in my mind that her little heart is going strong.

I have about four stretch marks and a belly button emerging. Three of the stretch marks are under my belly so I can't see them really without a mirror. I have been very faithful about using my pregnancy lotion every morning and evening so I can just imagine what my belly would have looked like without the lotion. My belly button is starting to pop. Not enough for others to notice yet, but enough that I can tell it's going to come out sooner or later.

I have been able to walk three times this week, twice outside. The weather was absolutely gorgeous today and yesterday. I was able to walk outside with Russ yesterday evening after bible class and I walked outside today after work. I haven't been able to do that since before Christmas and it felt so good to get out. I'm hoping we have seen the last of winter and spring is here to stay.

That's it for now. I will be posting more tomorrow since it's a bump watch day. Thanks for reading my blog and commenting. I do so love the support that I get from the blogosphere!
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Ashley said...

So are you still doing the every 2 weeks appointment or are you every week now?? So strange how doctors do things differently - I do not give a urine sample (or haven't yet at all) and my doctor has measured me since probably 20ish weeks. Glad you are doing well! I too have enjoyed nice weather and walked three times this week so far (yesterday and today being outside).

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Mainly a midwife said...

Glad to hear everything is going well with your pregnancy. Mine is cruising along as well. Going by fast.