Music to my ears

I had a doctor’s appointment this afternoon and we got to hear the baby’s heartbeat (or as Ava says “heartbeep”) for the first time! :) It sounded wonderful and strong and was 170 beats per minute which is normal for this stage in the pregnancy.
We took along a tape recorder and recorded it, and, if I ever figure out how to transfer it from the tape to the computer, I will upload it. :)

All of the labwork they did at the first visit came back normal and my blood pressure today was good, so that was all nice to hear. I am up about 10 lbs. (gulp) from my pre-pregnancy weight, but nobody said anything to me about it and I’m sure it’s fine, especially since I started off at the low end of the chart this time around. I was just kind of surprised to see what I’d gained. That’s all to report from my appointment.

We leave for CA tomorrow so I will be running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off tonight getting ready and packing. Thankfully our flight isn’t until the evening so I can still get last minute stuff done tomorrow if I need to (and knowing me, I will need to!).

I’ll probably blog once or twice while we’re gone since Jody will have his laptop, but we’ll see how it goes. Hope you all have a nice week. :) We’ll be back to CO on Monday, May 22.