Today we had my doctor's appointment for checking up on my pregnancy progress. I am growing slowly, but surely. I've gained a massive 5 pounds total in the pregnancy!!! Yeah, I know that sounds retarded. Don't worry, I'm sure it will all hit me hard at once and I'll have a panic attack over how quickly it all came on. My cervix is right below the belly button. In fact, I've noticed the shape of my cute little belly button changing. I'm not a big fan of outies. Sorry to any of you out there than might have one, but yuck. Obviously, I'm not looking forward to what awaits my button.
My appointment went well and everything looks great and normal. It was funny when the babies heart rate was being checked. It was beating somewhat slow and Mike had asked the doctor, "Isn't that beat slower than normal?" Just as he was finishing his sentence, the heart beat went up. I told him that the baby recognized his voice and was responding to it. Cute.
Well, tomorrow is the appointment we've been waiting for for 18 weeks. We get to find out what we're having. Boy or girl, that is. Quite confident that it will be a small person. We've been going back and forth on what we want. We're constantly surrounded by boys so part of us wants a girl because we're totally boyed out. Having a little girl would be nice and different. On the other hand, with all the experience we have with boys, we will know what to expect and will know what to do. I'm am still in the mind set that I want our baby to be healthy. We've tried some old wives tales and gone by the Chinese Lunar calendar and I know what they all say, but you never know. Mike has already been on a roll with producing two boys. Maybe he only has 'y' chromosomes. There are so many that are predicting a girl, though. I don't know if I necessarily trust my intuition. I want to say it's a girl, but it could be because so many are guessing that's what it is. Whatever it is a boy or a girl, I'm very excited. I'm excited about the mother I'll be, the father I know Mike will be, the type of brothers the boys will be, and the overall awesome person our child will end up being. As the day comes to an end, I get some serious butterflies knowing first thing in the morning, we will know how to start decorating the nursery. Sorry, folks. I won't be able to announce what it is until after Saturday. That is when we are sharing with grandparents and the brothers. I sure hope I can keep that secret for that long. It's going to be tough.
By the way, as of 5 PM last night, the baby has been making itself known to me. It has been pushing me around from time to time. It's an amazing sensation.