Appointment: 18 weeks 5 days

I had my 5th month appointment this morning after dropping Emily off at Preschool.

I have finally gained some weight: one whole pound in the last month.  So, I'm still at a -2lbs total; however my Ob/Gyn isn't exactly concerned just yet as 1) my blood work, blood pressure, uterus growth, and the baby's heartbeat are all perfect and 2) I was 10-15lbs up from my personal ideal weight when I got pregnant.  All the exercising and healthy eating I've been doing is what's causing my body to shed some unwanted pounds, which is a great thing in my book!  I belong to fantastic health club and have had so much energy lately, it feels good to be active.

She wants me to try and gain 15lbs minimum for this pregnancy and threatened me with peanut butter and milkshakes if I don't gain some weight in the next two months.  haha  Twist my arm!  :) 

Baby was hiding today and it took her a good 3 minutes to locate his/her heartbeat.  Talk about a panic attack!  I was literally on the verge of tears for what felt like an eternity until I finally heard the 165bpm strong heartbeat.  And like a flash, baby was gone again. 

I lost my order for my 20 week anatomy scan so, I picked up a new one today and will schedule it for the week of the 17th.  So exciting!  Any guesses on gender this time around?


  1. For fun, I'll predict boy since you already have a girl :)
    I hear you about the anxiety of a shy heartbeat. The worst is that you're trying to stay calm and can hear your own heartrate increasing as the Dr searches! ahhh!

  2. I'm guessing a little girl. :-)

  3. I'm guessing you are having a little girl. Can't wait to hear if I'm right or wrong.


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