Wednesday, January 02, 2008

8.5 pounds and counting

Today we went for another prenatal checkup. So far, so good. We met with another wonderful midwife who helped us hear our daughter's heartbeat. It was as strong as ever! My blood pressure is nice and low - yay! And, apparently my weight gain is pretty "normal." 8.5 pounds thus far (19 weeks). They say that 10 pounds by 20 weeks is what they use as a general rule. Regardless, gaining weight is weird. I know that I'm supposed to gain weight, but it is still difficult to get over the mindset that weight gain is bad. Plus I'm no longer able to wear many of my pre-pregnancy clothes (at least not comfortably!), which makes packing for this weekend's American Society of Church History conference especially difficult. Sigh.

7 comments:

Clark and Laura Forman said...

oh mandy, I so know how you feel! This weight gain thing is weird, all of our lives we are programmed to think weight gain is bad and now, we are suppossed to gain weight...will we ever get used to it? It was GREAT to see you last week...if only it could have been longer! :)

cross322 said...

yea, the weight gain thing was a bit weird for me too.

ashlynn310 said...

I am so excited for you guys!

"The Transplanted Yankee" said...

Dude...congrats! I had no idea until Marie told me. That's awesome!!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you! (Even if this means you are postponing your visit!)
Brooke

Nancy Hood said...

I'm so glad you posted!! You quit for a while and I was so hoping you hadn't stopped! Saw Lisa today and she is so excited over having a grandaughter~and it's a wonderful club to be a part of!! much love to all three of you!

Nicole Wilder said...

Congratulations! I know you two will be great parents.

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