So yesterday I went in for my 13 week doctor appointment, and Will and I got to hear the baby's heartbeat for the first time. It was super duper fast - 167 bpm! And the nurse said that it was moving around a lot - a very active little baby.
My friend tells me that there is an old wives tale that if your baby's heartbeat is above 160 then it's a boy. But I don't think that's true, since most everyone I've talked to who is pregnant has a baby who heartrate is above 160 - boy or girl (it slows down later on though in pregnancy).
But I've decided that I'm really hoping for a girl. Just because we have a girl's name picked out and not a boy. (We've had the name "Riley" picked out since we were dating practically, but have yet to agree on any boy names). LOL And for some weird reason I always thought we would have a girl first. But who knows, Will thinks we're going to have a boy because of how I've been craving meat all of the time. He says "You've got a boy in there! Who likes bbq and hamburgers and beef just like his daddy." Haha. Either that or we're having a real "beefy" girl. (ha. ha.).
At any rate, we'll find out the sex towards the end of January. My doctor is going on vacation so my visits are a little behind schedule. They weren't going to do that ultrasound until week 22, and I said "Hey but we can find out at week 20 right? Can we pleeeeeeeeeeease have a special appointment on week 20 to find out?" So they scheduled me for an ultrasound-only appointment on week 20. If you know me very well, you know that I can't wait a whole 2 weeks for info like that.
I also got a flu shot yesterday. I don't do well with needles very well. So when the nurse asked me if I wanted to get a flu shot (which I'd never had before), I asked very niavely, "Does it give me the flu?" LOL. She said "No but you might get a fever and chills." And then after she told how important it is for pregnant women to get the flu shot after their 1st trimester, I finally gave in and got one. She pulled up my sweater and as I turned to look the other way expecting a huge sensation of pain, she pinched my skin and said "All done." I stopped wincing and said, "Oh. That was it?" LOL Will laughed.
My little baby belly has finally made it's grand appearance into the world. I was worried that I was just fat, but then relieved when at Enrichment last night I saw my friend Tracy (who is due a week and a half earlier than I) that she totally had a big baby belly too! And as of 2 weeks ago when I saw her last she didn't look pregnant at all. So I thought "Oh good, then it is normal to have a baby belly at 13 weeks. Whew!"
So that's the update!