Aversions: pretty much everything.
Symptoms: Let’s just say it’s been a rough week and leave it at that. My goal has been to just keep going and not let it stop me as much as possible.
I really like my bump. I haven’t been comfortable in anything but loose shirts up until now, but it’s prominent enough to start showing it off a little now! I’m wearing nothing but maternity bottoms now, which I didn’t expect this early.
We had our first appointment on Monday at the place where we’ll be delivering. They tried to listen to the heartbeat with a Doppler machine, but unfortunately the baby was stubborn (already!) and wasn’t going to make an appearance. Even though I had already read that being unable to find the heartbeat with a Doppler is very common at this stage, of course it was still worrisome! They sent me for an ultrasound the next day, and while I tried not to worry, it was such a relief to see this picture!
It was amazing to see the movement! I swear I saw a Gator chomp at one point. We also got to hear the heartbeat. The way he/she measured that day put the EDD at April 17th – my birthday! But my health practitioner prefers to stick with the original due date (the 14th) because it tends to be the most accurate.