We had a doctor's appointment this morning to check on the little peanut. The doctor said that everything looks and sounds great! We were able to hear the baby's heartbeat and even heard the baby kicking the doctor a few times. It was such an amazing feeling to once again hear that quick little heartbeat...to know that Danny and I have created something so tiny and so beautiful. There are so many days that go by where I "feel" pregnant, but I can't really feel that there's a baby inside of me. I know that will change in the coming weeks...I'll really start to feel the baby kicking and moving around soon enough. I am trying to just enjoy every minute that I possibly can with this pregnancy. Lots has changed for me over the past few months. I feel as if in a lot of ways I've gone from someone that hates to be alone to really enjoying the peacefulness that I find in solitude. In the past, the last thing I wanted to do was go home and sit alone all evening. These days, by the end of the work day, I so look forward to just relaxing and enjoying some peace and quiet. I guess the "quiet" days are numbered, so I should enjoy them while they last!
As is the usual, I was weighed at the doctor today. Between my first appointment and my second, I had lost 6 pounds. Now, between my second appointment and the one today, my weight stayed the same. I was a little surprised to say the least! My clothes are definitely fitting differently - some of my pants are getting really tight. I love wearing my maternity clothes...they are so stretchy and comfortable! And, my appetite has finally come back! In the first trimester, I was getting horrible heartburn if I would eat past 5 p.m. and even then, I would lay in bed feeling very nauseous. Those days are gone now, and me and the baby are hungry again!
We are so looking forward to our next appointment in October. Even though we won't be finding out the sex of the baby, we are excited to "see" him/her again!