I gained a whopping 3 lbs sometime between March 27th and April 2nd. Since then, my weight has stayed the same, but I am sure my belly has grown. Here are some photos from today, right before we went to an early dinner at our friends’ house.
Dinner was fabulous: asparagus soup, salad, lamb with potato au gratin, and chocolate torte with raspberry coulis. Yum! It’s amazing how much food it takes to grow a baby!
We had our 2nd prenatal visit on Friday with our midwife, Jenny, and her apprentice, Diana. They came to our house for the visit and stayed for about 1.5 hours. She reviewed results of my routine bloodwork, checked my urine for sufficient protein levels, and felt and measured my uterus, and — our favorite part — we all got to listen to the little bean’s heartbeat using her Doppler. All is well, plenty of iron and protein and red blood cells, etc. And — Dad, this is for you — my fundal height is within normal limits (translation: the top of my uterus is just below my belly button, which is right where it should be and means the bean is growing at the proper rate). So far, so good.