17 week appt. update

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17 week appt. update
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 3:20pm

Today's appointment went great! The baby's heartbeat was around 142 and very strong, they said. They could hear it moving, although I could only feel a small fraction of the movements. Even though I haven't "popped" yet, my uterus is growing well and is about 1-2 fingers width under my belly button.

They also referred me for the 20-week anatomy scan. I made the appointment with the perinatologist for June 30th, 1:20PM! So exciting!

I am so relieved to know that the baby seems to be OK. I sometimes have that nagging little voice in my head that says, maybe you hurt it when you did this thing, or that thing...hopefully this will help me put that little voice to rest.

pregnancy week by week

Melissa - 38

DH - 38

DD - Almost 2!

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Wed, 06-09-2010 - 3:37pm


So glad your little one is doing great and your pg is moving along so well! And don't worry....you'll be showing soon enough!

God bless,


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Wed, 06-09-2010 - 5:28pm
Yeah! So glad you had a great appointment today! What a relief!

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Wed, 06-09-2010 - 5:58pm


I knew it'd be great - but I know how wonderful it feels to hear it from the doctor.

- Tiffany

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Wed, 06-09-2010 - 8:46pm

AWESOME update Melissa!




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Thu, 06-10-2010 - 11:25am

Melissa - Glad to hear the appointment went well!!!


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Thu, 06-10-2010 - 4:02pm

Wow, so great to hear!
Congratulations, it must be such a relief for you and DH.
Now you know you should trust your body and not worry too much.
Wish you many joyful moments waiting for the baby kicks :-)

I am so happy for you (and envy your tiny belly :-))
Many hugs,