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!