Hurrah! Everything looks great!
Today was the dreaded glucose test, but honestly? WHAT WAS I SO WORRIED ABOUT?!? I think I was just afraid the drink would be syrupy, like trying to drink maple syrup, but it actually just tasted like flat 7-up. (I had the lemon-lime flavor.) Totally not a big deal. It was hard to drink it all in one sitting and MAN that is a lot of sugar to ingest that early in the morning, but I totally overhyped it in my head and it was not that bad.
I didn’t have to get undressed for this appointment so that was a nice plus. They took me into the room and chatted for a bit and then brought out the doppler. Baby was super cooperative and was really easy to find, and the midwife let us listen for a little bit longer than last time. The heartbeat sounds like a whoom-whoom-whoom noise, not the adult-sounding glug-GLUG, glug-GLUG. This is ONE occasion where I kind of wish I had an iPhone so I could record the sound and save it!
Then they had me wait for about 10 minutes so they could test my blood exactly an hour after I finished my glucose drink. They took a few vials (to test for lots of things besides the glucose – things like Rubella and HIV and stuff) and then I got my H1N1 flu shot – they said they were likely to run out so it’s good that I opted to get one today.
Overall, it was a pretty quick appointment, BUT I got the golden ticket – the piece of paper that tells me where and who to call to schedule my ultrasound! Squee! I can schedule it for anytime after November 20. Next appointment at the clinic was scheduled for December 3 and they said that’d be great because then they can discuss my ultrasound results with me.
This week’s tummy comparison:
Why yes! Hello! Baby should be around the size of an avocado this week (I can’t get over the food comparisons, they are too adorable) but MAN he/she takes up a lot of room for being fruit-sized. My jackets still zip but I think their days are numbered.
I am slowly but surely obtaining wearable maternity clothes, and I wanted to send a HUGE thank you to Amanda, who reminded me that I can wear dresses with leggings (instead of tights!) and has hereby made it possible for me to avoid pants sometimes.
I think maybe, just MAYBE, I have been feeling the baby for a few days. I am not 100% sure, and I told Daniel I was withholding judgment until I start feeling it more consistently, but I swear I felt a somersault a few days ago and occasionally think I feel tiny kicks. It’s a little on the early side for feeling the baby, and it usually takes a little longer too if you’re overweight, but you’d have a hard time convincing me the somersault feeling was not the baby. I keep poking my belly to see if Baby will respond but it hasn’t worked yet. (I will probably keep trying anyway, haha.)