Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wiggle Wiggle

Everything went well at the doctor today. I gained MORE weight....He says now I'm going to gain 50 pounds by the end of the pregnancy, but he's not worried about it because I was slim before and I still look slim (other than my big belly). I hate that I am gaining so much weight but I exericse 3 times a day most days (30 minutes on the elliptical, followed by pre-natal yoga, then 30 minutes of walking when Tim gets home) and I don't eat much different than I did before pregnancy, so I guess it's just going to happen.

My belly was measuring 29 cm - so a little ahead of where I am today (28 weeks 4 days), which goes along with measuring 3 days ahead at the ultrasound at 20 weeks, but it doesn't necessarily mean that. Heartbeat was 146 - Dr. had a hard time getting a reading because Toots was moving around like crazy! The doctor even said "wow!" haha. The doctor happened to have 7 H1N1 vaccines, without thimerisol (sp possibly), and so he offered one of them to me. I know some people are iffy about this vaccine but I'm not one of those people that generally worries about vaccines and I feel like the benefits outweigh the risks in this situation. My OB is a conservative guy and he strongly recommended I get it, so I trust him. Thimerisol is the additive that some people believe causes autism and other problems in kids, so that's why it's nice it wasn't in the vaccine I got. The doctor said he would still recommend me getting it even if it did have thimerisol because it has never been proven to be the cause of any problems, but luckily I didn't have to deal with that issue.

I have another appointment in four weeks and then it will go to every two weeks, then every week. It's starting to go by quickly! I'm excited!

Oh - I noticed a I have a new follower or two, so 'hi!' and I'm glad you're here!


abby and paxton said...

yay! i liked when i started going to the doc more often- it made everything go by so much quicker! it's amazing how much weight you gain, but then you lose it so fast. don't worry! :) can't wait to see this babe of yours soon!

Bethany Thompson said...

I don't know enough about vaccines to speak intelligently on the subject....but my mom was a neonatal ICU nurse for years and years and she strongly advocates getting vaccines. I think you made the right choice and its doubly good because you got one that was free of the disputed ingredient! Yay!