Thursday, January 31, 2008

Baby Update

We went in for a routine baby appointment today.

I've been praying since we found out we were pregnant that God would take my fear and hold it captive so that I can enjoy this pregnancy and trust Him with the life inside me. He's done an amazing work in that area, because I can feel myself embracing this new little one more each day. Even when the doctor took a minute to find the heartbeat, I wasn't afraid. What does scare me a little still, is going to my appointments alone. I'm so thankful that Gary's schedule is flexible enough to come with me to help corral the girls, but to be by my side most of all. I'm not counting on getting the horrible news that we did back in August, but should we have to do it again, I couldn't without Gary by my side. So thanks, Gary, for making the effort to be there. I know you wouldn't have it any other way.

So... here's the scoop. I've lost 1/2 pound since my appointment a month ago. Of course that's not too unusual, so it's no big deal. I start every pregnancy this way! In my last pregnancy, I broke even at 22 weeks - I lost a lot of weight and then gained it all back by 22 weeks! My blood pressure was 88 over 56 or something insanely low. Gary always turns to me and asks, "Are you alive?" They're not concerned about it, but it does explain why I blackout for a few seconds every time I stand up! (And they're not concerned?!) Finally, we got to hear the baby's heartbeat, which was 175 bpm (up from 171 last time). So all is well!

I can't believe I'm putting this up for the entire world to see, but here's my 13-week baby belly.

You can't really tell I'm showing yet in my clothes, since this is sweater weather, but I guess I am. I do, however, keep wondering if this is baby #1, 2, 3 or 4 that you see. (In other words... is this "new" or "leftover"?) Let's hope I'm starting to pop and it's not leftover from any of the others! Sorry about that flash... yikes. I should've cropped it out.


  1. Had I met you yesterday without having read your blog before, I never would have guessed that you were pregnant. You look so beautiful! Everything on me gets larger--even before I know I'm pregnant. It was so nice to meet you! Congratulations!!

  2. Oh, such good news! I love your baby "bump" and am so glad you heard that precious heartbeat!

  3. Oh my...

    My secret confession? I gained 70 pounds with each pregnancy!

    So glad you got to hear the heartbeat and that your appointment went great. Let us know your doctor appointment schedule and we'll be praying for each one with you.

    Much love,

  4. What great news! I agree with Joanne- let us know ahead of time when you have appts. so we can be praying specifically!
    Love you!

  5. Your sweet baby bump is beautiful!

  6. What a cute "bump"! (At this point, who cares if it's new or "leftover"!)

    I'll be praying you continue to get good news at every visit!

    Thanks for the encouragement over at my place!

  7. Your bump is adorable! But even with your bump - you don't look pregnant. I bet you are going to be one beautiful pregant woman. Congrats on hearing the heartbeat. I just loved that part of my doctors visits.

  8. Love the bump and the good report. Praying for you.

    (And if it makes you feel better, I know I was carrying some extra baggage from pregnancy #3 last winter when I got pregnant a few months later with #4. It's depressing to start "behind," but after the miscarriage, I was just happy to be starting again!)

  9. So cute, Ang. And I'm thrilled to hear you had a good appointment.

  10. YOu look fantastic.
    I'm so excited and thankful that you have been given another blessing.
    Congrats again...

  11. You look beautiful!

    It is not going to happen again. I know that's easier for me to believe than you, but I'm believing it for you. Praying for you & that sweet baby!

  12. My baby bump is much bigger than your's!

    Problem is, I am not pregnant.


  13. congratulations!
    i've got a collection of flab from all 3 of mine!


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