4 Months

Well, tomorrow will be 4 months, but close enough.

It's been awhile since I've updated because there's just way too much going on. Our 16 week doctor appointment was supposed to be this upcoming Tuesday, but I have a work trip out of town all next week, so we bumped it up a bit and went this past Wednesday at 15.5 weeks, which was good, because I wanted to make sure all was good before I left on my trip.

Same drill as last time (our last one was at 12 weeks) - weight, blood pressure, and baby's heartbeat. I weighed 129 this week - which was only 1 lb more than my last appointment. I was glad about this because it's looking like I'm right on track to gain the recommended 10 lbs by 20 weeks. My eating has cut back a bunch since last month which has helped slow my weight gain. I ate SO much in the first trimester only because I felt extremely sick if I didn't. Now that I'm feeling better, I'm eating more normally. My blood pressure was still low and great! And it's getting easier to find the baby's heartbeat now! The doctor found it right away, and the shocking thing was, it was right in the center of my stomach! Last time it was way on the left (because of my left sided uterus), but finding it in the center is encouraging because that means my uterus is stretching and moving over into that open space.

Baby's heartbeat was 160 this time - still right on target. Last time it was ~170ish, but the doctor says it gradually lowers as the baby develops, so it's good news that it's gone down a bit. But! even though it's gone down, it's still on the higher end, which means my little sister is still convinced it's a girl from all her Googling. 

I leave on Sunday for my work trip to Huntsville, AL (thrilling, I know). It's actually my first work trip since September 2016 - pretty crazy considering I used to travel about every other month. Obviously I cut out all travel once I started all the fertility testing in November last year and then we went through IVF, so I've been out of the travel game for awhile. It will be nice to have a change of pace, but I am a little worried about being away from home. Luckily, my Grandma is making the trip with me so I won't be alone incase anything goes wrong and I need to get back quickly :) She's the best! 

This past week has been extremely stressful. Work has been crazy busy and I have to give a big presentation at this meeting in Huntsville next week. I kind of hate giving presentations lol... but it's part of the job, so I just have to get it over with. I will be SO happy when next week is over, I can be back home again, and can finally relax a bit.

Plus, July is an exciting month! Kyle will be off weekends again, I get to help my bestie pick out the perfect wedding dress, AND we find out the gender!!! Our next appointment is our anatomy scan on July 25!