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October 17th, 2013, 05:58 PM
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We had our 16 wk appt today. No U/S today but we did get to hear the heartbeat. 148 bpm - the baby was sleeping the doc said and she tried to wake him/her up and see if it sped up. She moved my belly around and the heart rate went up and then the baby went back to sleep and back to 148.

Everything else was ok! They sent out more bloodwork for Neural Tube defects and we'll know those results in 4 weeks at our next appt. The doc had 0 concerns at this point and doesn't consider me a high risk pregnancy at all, except that I'm older than dirt, in remission for cancer and pretty much still a basket case with my nerves.

They sent me off with a "see you in a month".

I was very relieved and 2 hours later felt two really hard kicks when baby woke from the nap.

DH was with me and really wanted an U/S but settled for hearing the HB and then taking me for some much needed maternity clothes shopping. I have been teased relentlessly for much of the day for the "fatty" underwear I had to buy. I'll never live this down.

When DS got off the school bus we told him the good news straight away and he gave me a big hug and a kiss and told me that was the best news I could have told him.

I hope you are all doing well and thanks for the thoughts and prayers!
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