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Belly Poppin'

After having a hiatus of pregnancy symptoms, I had quite a reassuring weekend. A few weeks ago, a friend of mine lent me a baby heart beat monitor for reassurance, whenever I needed. I used it once right when I got it, to hear a healthy heartbeat of 150. Then, when my mom and brother were here, I wanted them to hear it, but I had a hard time finding a good one...although, we did hear it a little. But, over the weekend, the store line went a something like this. I wanted to hear the baby's heartbeat again, so I layed down and found it right away. It was very strong and still beating at 150. Soon after that, I started to feel some slight movement. I thought maybe I was making it up, but no, I felt it again the next day. It hasn't happened often, but I do notice it is usually at night when I am lying down. The movements are a little slower and feel like someone has there hand inside of me and are swiping their finger across my lower abs. I can't wait to feel more baby moves!

I have also been back in the gym, where I can weigh myself.  On Friday I got on the scale to see that I gained 2 pounds!  Woohoo!  Hope it wasn't a fluke.  We'll see for sure in another week and half when I go to the doctor again.  Then, on Saturday, I went shopping for clothes and noticed whenever I put on a shirt I could see my belly sticking out a little.  I thought maybe it was just the types of clothes I was trying on, but then yesterday, I got ready to go to the gym and my belly was totally visible.  Yay!  I went to the gym wearing tight clothes and I just couldn't stop looking down at my belly.  It made me smile so big.  Then, just to have some added assurance, I tried wearing a couple different pair of jeans yesterday and they just were not comfortable anymore, a little too tight around the belly area.  I know, I know, I should be posting a picture, but I am working today and didn't have enough time before I left the house...so I will post one with my next pregnancy blog.   Sorry.

In other news, in just a week and a half we will be finding out the sex of the baby.  I can't believe with the baby still being so small they will be able to see those little sex parts :)
We are very excited.  Of course we are happy with whatever the sex may be, but Dana and I have contradicting opinions as to what it really is.  I'm feeling girl and he's feeling boy.  I can't wait to see who's right!  What do you think we are having?  I would love to see what everyone thinks...I have a survey up to see what everyone is feeling, you can take it here.  Please take it.  It requires that you have an account on our website, but the account doesn't do anything except allow you to leave comments or take the surveys on our blog.  It doesn't go to anyone else.  I really want to see what everyone thinks!  Click here to take the survey
As soon as we have seen the ultrasound, we will be sure to tell everyone the exciting results.

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