Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Kicks and Heartbeats

I had my 20 week OB appointment yesterday.  Although I'm considering myself 19+5 today, it was still close enough. :) So, some of the good news is that baby's heartbeat was strong and healthy at 154 BPM.  This appointment was at 4 p.m. which is around his active time.  So, it makes sense that his heartbeat would be faster then.  I absolutely LOVE hearing his heartbeat! It is music to my ears! 

For the first time, she measured my fundal height.  This is the measurement in centimeters from your pelvic bone to the top of your uterus.  It should correlate roughly to how many weeks you are.  Mine was 20 cm exactly.  So, that was good! 

Many times, when I have an ultrasound, they will tell me some of the main things and leave out others that they type up in a report to the doctor.  Well, one of those things that I just found out yesterday was that I have an anterior placenta.  All that means is that the placenta is in the front of my uterus.  And also because of the location of it, makes me pop out more! ;) It also explains why I feel baby sometimes and not as much at others.  When he is moving in an area not covered by the placenta, I can feel him easily.  But when he is directly behind the placenta, the movements are subtle.  However, the further along I am, the more I can feel him.  

I am not sure if I am feeling kicks or what.  Yet, I don't know if I'll ever be quite sure.  It baffles me how you would know whether it is a kick as opposed to a punch, elbow jab, head-butt, or some other quick, sharp movement.  I guess I'll find out as I go.

There isn't much else to report just yet. I'm just glad my baby is doing well! 

1 comment:

  1. Glad the baby is doing so well. You are doing a great job of mothering already. Little Gordon Lee doesn't know it yet, but he's got a fun mama:) Wonder if he will like writing? Wonder if he will be a lefty? Hmmm, just have to waiton that. I heard the other day that if a person starts walking (anytime, not just their first step) that if they start with their left foot they will be a lefty, if on the right foot, they are a rightie. I think I always start on my right, but it's not something I think about.