Week 16: Its my birthday!Thursday, July 09, 2015
As far as pregnancy goes, we had our 3rd OB appointment two days ago and everything went well. I sorta had a little scare because when the doctor first put the doppler on my tummy we didnt hear a heart beat. I stopped breathing in panic until the doctor reassured me that the sounds we were hearing were the baby moving. She had to chase the baby around my belly to get the heart beat, a few minutes later, she found it. It was beating at 160bpm. I let out a big sigh of relief. I love hearing my baby's heart beat, it is definitely music to my ears! This baby is already giving me a scare. But i'm glad to know that he is moving around. I can just picture all his stretches from when we did the 3d/4d last week. So darn cute! Speaking of which, I think I felt what they call a "quickening" for the first time today. Its the baby's first apparent movement. I was on the couch while John was napping next to me, and I was scrolling through my phone when I felt sudden movements under my belly button. It wasn't the normal flutters I'd feel, it was in wave form. I can't seem to explain. I tried to wake John up to tell him, but he wasn't as excited only because he was sleep deprived so he said "cool!!" and fell right back to sleep! I don't blame him, its been a long few weeks, plus the jet lag! He did get excited as soon as he woke from his nap when he realized what I had told him. I feel it every now and then, I know it's not gas either, because Ive had gas ones before and most of the times they hurt. Haha!