Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Time to shop!

I was introduced to the doppler at the OB this morning. Can't say I liked it very much. First of all, I like my ultrasounds because I want to see the baby! Second, the ultrasound is conclusive - there's the baby, there's the heartbeat. The doctor today could not find the baby's heartbeat with the doppler.

Now, amazingly, I did not panic. I don't know why. I just somehow knew that everything was OK. So, off to the ultrasound room we went, where, yes, the baby still has a beating heart. I was disappointed that she didn't measure the baby, but, I'll assume, at this point, that a beating heart, coupled with my good results from my first tri screening, are enough.

I always hear other people compare their baby to a gymnast or acrobat. I'm not sure why, but, we've seen very little movement at our last two ultrasounds. As it turns out, they were both at the same time of day, before I had really eaten anything, and the doctor thinks we're just hitting a resting time. OK, if they aren't worried, I won't worry either. Well, I won't worry much....

Anyway, the growing belly has been somewhat evened out by the 12 pounds I've lost, but, I'm reaching a point where I think some maternity clothes would be a good thing, if only psychologically! I said that, if today's appointment was good, I would begin shopping. So, it's time to spend a little money!

10 comments:

Emily said...

Hooray for a good appt! I definitely think some shopping is in order! Enjoy it. So jealous that you got another sneak peek at the babe.

nishkanu said...

We have a gymnast but I am always chowing down big time before the appointment (don't want to take the chance of having a barf event at the doctor's office, which ironically eating helps to prevent). Try eating a preggie pop or other sugary thing just before and see if that doesn't liven things up. On the other hand, every baby is different, and if your doc hasn't raised any concerns I would presume there is nothing to worry about. As for me, I gotta feeling I am going to be cursing the fact that our little one is a Total Movement Baby once it is using those total movements to kick the heck out of my bladder.

Michele said...

I use my doppler at home, but we have an u/s at each doctor's visit and I think I'd go nuts if we didnt! We see him every 2w and it is my sanity!

Babies have a rest/awake period of 45m or so I'm told, so it's probably that your appt's interrupt nap time. We've had that happen on occasion although our little ones are usually wide awake, it seems.

Glad all is good!!!

IVF 40+ said...

enjoy the retail event! There are some kick ass maternity clothes out there.

Polly Gamwich said...

Yay for the great appointment ... I can't wait to see what you buy!!

Cassandra said...

Start with pants and dresses!!

One difficult thing about maternity shopping is that pants that fit you early on will be too small later. Some are adjustable, but even those fell off me or didn't fit right at the beginning of the 2nd trimester. But, I was too big for regular pants. A belly band helps, but I've found that dresses are the best.

Enjoy your shopping!

Beautiful Mess said...

Good for you for not freaking out! That darn little baby in there! Little one needs to start doing some rolls for ya soon ;o)
Happy shopping!
*HUGS*

Aunt Becky said...

This is exactly why I always hated the doppler!

stillhopeful said...

That's so funny - I had the same experience... she couldn't find the heartbeat on the doppler, but I didn't panic, and there is was on ultrasound. I was very proud of not freaking out, congrats to you, too! She also didn't do the CRL measurement, and I forgot to ask her.

I'm going maternity shopping this weekend, too! I've also purchased the bella band, and pant extenders that will hopefully allow me to use my regular clothes a little longer. And I think I'm going to buy one or two work outfits (non-maternity) in the next size up, so I can use them again next year when I'm losing the baby fat!

Dora said...

Congrats on this milestone! Maternity clothes are so comfy! For a while I resisted spending money on clothes I'd only wear for a few months, but most of the hand me downs from a friend didn't fit (my boobs are MUCH bigger than hers), and I realized that I've barely bought any clothes while TTC, since I was hoping to be pg soon. I'm enjoying my new clothes and feeling good about looking good as I get bigger. After going shopping and trying on and buying some things, I am now finding great bargains on ebay. Some of them brand new.

A friend told me about an expensive brand called Japanese Weekend. In addition to regular maternity, they also make things that are combo maternity/nursing. While they are pricey, they are quite the bargain on ebay.