Friday, May 1, 2009

Starting to show...

Had an appointment yesterday with the midwife at my obstetrician's rooms. I see her twice, and the rest of my appointments are actually with my obstetrician. On the up-side, the midwife always runs on time, unlike my obstetrician who is notoriously late, cos he gets busy delivering babies :)
All was very straight forward. My BP was normal (I was pleased it was back down again. It was a bit high at my first obstetrician appointment because I was stressed.) She felt my uterus, and measured my fundal height, which was 15cm. I think it's supposed to be 1cm for each week? So technically it should have been 14cm, but I'm sure it's not that accurate!
And I'm glad now that I know approximately where the top of my uterus is, cos I was feeling around all over the place in there, and I had no idea what I was feeling!!
Also, she put the doppler on to see if we could pick up Bean's heartbeat. She stressed the point that the doppler is a bit "hit and miss" at this stage. But she found it!! I was really happy, it's the best sound in the world! Only heard it for about 5 seconds, and then there was a swishy sound and we lost it. I think Bean was feeling active!! She moved it around, and we picked it up again for about 2 seconds, but lost it again. She said there was a lot of static, but that was just the placenta... I have no idea why that sounds static-y!!
I guess I must be showing a bit more now! One of the girls at work touched my tummy today, and asked me if I was preggers... so must be noticeable now!! I was wearing a singlet top under my work shirt today that is one size smaller than I usually wear, and I have been pulling it down all day!!!! It is driving me crazy, and I am never wearing this singlet top again!!!


Rachie Pachie said...

Awww, cute that you're starting to show... but not so cute that you're already getting the belly rubs! So far, only my friends & family have touched the belly... well, except for a guy @ work (weird...) & a woman @ church (that I try to avoid or cover my stomach when talking to her! LOL). Funny how people are.

Glad your appt went well & you were settled enough for the blood pressure to be normal! I always feel like mine is higher than normal since I'm anxious about something happening AT the appt! :)

Just Another Infertile said...

I still can't tell where the top of my uterus is and I'm 22 weeks. It's hard because I always feel so bloated.

I agree that the doppler is static-y. But it's the best sound in the world isn't it?

Sarah said...

Hurray for baby bellies!