Our appointment with Dr. B went well last night. He has evening hours twice a week so J and I are both able to work a full day before going to our appointment. I weighed in first and had lost three pounds since my last visit one month ago. The nurse didn't seem worried and Dr. B didn't either. I let them know I still wasn't eating much and Dr. B is thinking that maybe the fact I am sick is prolonging my aversion to most foods. He said most women are getting over this feeling by now. He thinks in a couple weeks or so I should be liking food again. I was glad to see they weren't worried. I could relax a little bit as I was feeling really guilty about that.
The next item I wanted to discuss is how sick I have been for a week now. Dr. B listened to my breathing and said I sounded tight and said he was glad I was going to my family Doctor for changes to my asthma medication. I told him how many times I was taking my inhaler and he didn't fall on the floor so that's nice. When I became pregnant and asked my regular Doctor about switching to a different inhaler they asked me how often I take my rescue inhaler currently. I said once or twice a week which was standard for me. They said I could stay on it since I was taking it so few times per week. Dr. B said he thought it would be best to switch meds and try to get on a ten day system to clear my lungs up or an every day preventative oral medication. Sounds good. After a quick exam he said my cervix felt good and my uterus is growing nicely. Then he got out the doppler and we heard stars heartbeat. So clear and beautiful. It's so reassuring to hear that heart beat. We talked to Dr. B in his office afterwards and he was concerned about my blood type last time after looking at my blood work from my last appointment. My blood came up RH- but after J and I told him I took an injection for that at my RE's office he was relieved. I will have to take another injection at 7 months and then the baby and I may have to get one at birth.
The best news is that we get to find out if we are having a girl or a boy at our next visit!!!!!! September 16 at 4:30 can't get here soon enough! We are so excited and every time this was mentioned or even when 20 weeks was mentioned Jamie grinned from ear to ear. I grinned at watching him grin. The bummer is that since it's a diagnostic test there are no cameras or videos allowed. :( I hear it's a very long ultrasound as they are doing a full anatomy scan of the baby so I am looking forward to that and the fact that this will be my first external ultrasound.
In other news Jamie and I have started researching cloth diapers. My friend Julia (from college) has the most amazing blog and reviews everything from cloth diapers to breast pumps. She uses the cloth diapers and did a great review of the different brands on her blog. I think we have decided to go with the bumgenius 4.0 cloth diaper system but I need to do more research! It grows with the baby from 7 pounds until they are potty trained. It will be a big investment up front but will be a huge money saver in the end. Cloth diapers have come a long way. I will write more on this later. We may go to a cloth diaper store this week to check them out in person and ask more questions.