Wow - time seems to be flying by. I can't believe its already November and I'm in my 22nd week of pregnancy. We had our monthly OB appointment yesterday and I was excited because it was with Dr Mcknight. She is the OB that is my favorite in the practice (she's also been my gyno for the last 3 years). In previous appointments I hadn't gained any weight - in fact, I had actually lost weight. So I was nervous stepping onto the scale. I felt as though, with my belly finally popping out, that I should have gained something. And sure enough I had! I have officially gained 4 lbs. Not that I want to gained a lot of weight, I just want to know that little Kayleigh is growing just like she needs to.
When Dr McKnight started measuring my belly her first words were "Wow baby sure is growing fast! Which of you was the big baby?" I was startled at first to hear that because I was barely 6lbs and Drew was only 6lbs 10 ounces at birth. So neither of us would bring a "big baby" gene to the mix. But as I thought more about it, I realized that Kayleigh has always been about 7-9 days ahead of her actual guesstimated age - so the fact she seemed big for her age made sense. She probably is farther along than our due date suggests. After hearing her strong and steady heartbeat (147!) our doc asked if we had any questions. We asked about the due date and normal questions that had arose and then I asked her about my weight gain and if everything was okay. And her response was "Yep, you're boring. Everything is normal." What an amazing thing to hear. :-) Especially after the way things started out for us. We are now just chugging along with a normal and healthy pregnancy.
Even more exciting - I have been feeling Kayleigh kick for about 3 weeks now. I officially realized what they were about two weeks ago and now I feel her all the time. She's very active. Drew has even been able to feel her kicking when I put his hand on my belly. It's such a great feeling. It really does feel like bubbles in your lower tummy. And since there is nothing down there now but her, there's no question about what it is. Some days she gets me really good and I wonder if she is purposely headbutting me or doing flips. And naturally - if I get up to go to the restroom at 3 am, Kayleigh is right there awake with me, kicking away. I can't say I mind it though. Feeling her kick just reassures me that everything is going okay. Next appointment I have my glucose testing. I am hoping I pass so I don't have to sit through the three hour testing! That would not be a fun day. So fingers crossed I pass with flying colors!