I was so excited for this appointment, mainly because I knew I'd get to hear the heartbeat. Hearing the heartbeat never gets old. I thought that because I'd experienced a pregnancy before it wouldn't be as special but I was wrong and I'm glad I was wrong. It was just as special this time as it was with Paige. I was a little sad that mark wasn't able to come but Paige came with me. She looked so amazed when she heard the heartbeat. I know she didn't understand what it was but I told her and she listened ever so carefully.
I had all the other normal checks done and everything was ok. My blood pressure was good and my belly felt good.
We went over my blood work from 8 weeks and my iron was a little low meaning it would probably be ever lower now but the midwife wasn't concerned. I never had low iron with Paige but I'd heard it can be more common with second pregnancies and especially if there close together which mine are relatively close together. My midwife suggested Spatone as a way to hopefully avoid iron tables. I haven't heard good things about iron tablets so I'm going to try my best to boost my iron in any way I can. Plenty of red meat and leafy greens for me!
Apart from that everything was good and we just had a quick chat about any concerns that I may have. To be honest I don't have many. I finally starting to feel more human and the sickness seems to be taking a backseat. I must admit I am a little scared at how big this baby will be. Everyone thought Paige would be a 6lber so when she was born at 8lb 6oz everyone was shocked. I guess only time will tell.
My next appointment is at 25 weeks which seems really far away to me. But in the meantime I have my 20 week scan to look forward to in February.
How did your 16 week appointment go?
Thanks for reading,