Today I am 12 weeks - yahoo! Goodbye First Trimester - Hello Second Trimester. In honor of the occasion, I took a picture. A sad picture, I know. I have yet to figure out how to work the self-timer feature, so enter the mirror picture.
Hello baby bump. The OB nurse at my 8 week appointment told me that since I am little and extremely short-waisted the baby would have no where to go but out. So, even though I have only gained 3 pounds - hello baby bump.
This afternoon I had my 12 weeks appointment. I was kinda bummed that we didn't get to "see" the baby. This is my first pregnancy so I have no idea what to expect at appointments so I had thought we'd get to "see" Baby Lackey at every appointment. Oops. We did get to hear the heartbeat with that doppler-thingy. Here are today's stats:
My weight - 116 (still just 3 pounds gained total)
My BP - 120/70
Baby's Heartbeat - 159 - This is down 20 bpm, I was concerned (I'm finding that I'm always concerned - lol) but the doc said it was normal for a baby's fetal heartbeat to fluctuate a bit and that it is usually due to movement/resting periods throughout the day.
Bad News - our insurance still hasn't kicked in. I called last Friday for an update and was told my application had been processed and that I should receive the letter in the mail soon. That was almost a week ago - no letter. So we're still waiting and trusting the Lord to provide.
Good News - now that I'm entering the second trimester, I get to stop taking two of my meds - yahoo!
Best News - January 5th is D-Day. D-Day as in we'll find out whether Baby Lackey is a girl or a boy.
The Lord is good to all;
He has compassion on all he has made.