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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!!
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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!!!

3 comments:

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!