Well, the kumquat is kicking like crazy! :) It's such a cool feeling; I can still say that because the baby isn't quite big enough for the uncomfortable kicks to the rib cage! ;-) But, the kumquat is a tricky little thing...every time I had Jason put his hand on my belly this weekend, he/she would stop kicking! Even when I put my hand on my belly the kicking stops. So, I'm thinking that we might have to wait a while.
I had another OB appointment today, and Jason was able to come over for it! I love it when he comes, because it gives him a chance to be such a close part of the pregnancy. It doesn't seem fair that the dads don't get to feel all of this cool stuff....OK it also doesn't seem fair that the don't have to feel all of the UNcool stuff! ;-) But, the doc really got us in quickly. Blood pressure was still good 132/76 I think, so that was good. He still seemed a little concerned about the swelling, but I haven't had any headaches in the last week so that's a good thing. I think the combination of the two goods with the one bad, the doc decided that I can go back to regularly scheduled appointments. Hooray! :-D So, the next appointment is scheduled for a month from now. I will be back home by then, so we'll have to figure out the best option for insurance purposes, and I may be coming back to Garden City to deliver. The next doctor's appointment includes the glucose test to see if I'm at risk for gestational diabetes; I kind of worry about this because of being over weight and I know this is a risk factor, but I'm not going to worry TOO much! We also got to hear the baby's heart beat, which NEVER gets old! 148bpm! About the same as it has been, so that's good. I think I've gainede 4# which seems like a lot to me, but the doctor didn't seem worried again...so we'll see I guess. Also at the next doctor's appointment they usually do another ultrasound, so we'll get to say no to that one too. I know people like to see the baby, but are we the only ones that worry what it's doing to the baby?!?! Anyway, it was a good doctor's appointment overall, and then my awesome husband took me to dinner (hot wings YUMMY!!!) and I took him for dessert! :) Then he had to leave to head back home. SO glad that it's less than two weeks until I'm home for good! :-D