Sunday, March 9, 2008

Pregnancy Update

I went to another doctors appointment on Wednesday. Noel had a midterm that ended early, so he got to come with me. Everything is going great. I gained another 4 1/2 pounds, so I'm up to 9 1/2 total. It seems like a ton to me, but the nurse reassured me that I am still in the normal range for weight gain. We heard the heart beat again, which is always comforting. The baby kept moving around while the doctor was trying to get the heart beat. She said, "Oh we have a lively one here." Noel told me later that he thought, "Oh great. I'm going to be the one chasing a little maniac up and down the aisle at church." Things really are going well. I am starting to burst out of my pants. I can't do them up anymore, but Melea let me borrow this spandex band that you can put on over your undone pants. It works quite well and just looks like you have a t-shirt layered underneath your shirt.
We also were given a crib for the baby's room. Some friends of ours were given two cribs and only needed one. So they passed one off to us. It is really cute and in good condition, and the best part is that is was free!
But as fun as all of that is...the most exciting news for us is that we get to know the gender of the baby at my next appointment. So be looking for a post on April 10 to know if this baby is going to be baby girl Dickens or baby boy Dickens.:) I have a gut feeling that it is a boy, but we will see!

6 comments:

Marissa said...

Oooooh! I can't wait to find out!! Then all the fun shopping begins for the nursery and baby clothes!

Angela said...

Hooray for the free crib! I'm excited that your pants aren't fitting . . . maternity clothes are fun to wear only because you usually have to go and buy some brand new ones! Who doesn't like to get new clothes??

Micah, Nichole, & Dallin said...

I have a feeling it will be a boy, too. You're not going to name him Conan, are you?

Melea said...

I talked to Maddox about the whole gender thing and he said if you didn't have a boy he would still play with her.

The Reynolds Family said...

Hooray for finding out if it is a boy or a girl! It makes it seem way more real when you can start planning! I'm pulling for a boy, although shopping for lil' girls is soo fun!!

hotlasagna said...

Noel,

your blog is all pink and stuff