The highlight of today's OB appointment was hearing the heartbeat with doppler for the first time. It took a little while for Dr. C to zero in on it as the little bugger kept moving around. But once she did we heard that beautiful sound, and she said it was somewhere in the 160's. She confirmed that the NT measurement of 1.0mm was perfect and declared my pelvis average (nobody has cared quite so much about my pelvis before). Also, the phlebotomist (who I may have to start calling Vampire Amazing) was able to painlessly draw the tube of blood with the first poke, and we chatted about the incompetence of the big haired vampires at the clinic doing the NT scan. Apparently I'm not the first patient who had problems with their inability to draw blood. Now I just have to sit tight until my next appointment on tax day, when I'll be 16 weeks.
Our friends threw a big St. Patrick's Day party on Saturday night. Most of our friends did not know that I am pregnant, so the highlight of the evening was definitely sharing the news. Everybody seemed really excited for us, especially since they know it wasn't an easy road. And I don't think this news came as a shock to some of them, since I've been drinking lots of water and no alcohol for the past couple of months. Plus there is a bit of a baby boom right now among our group of friends, so its not hard to find somebody who is willing to discuss pregnancy and babies for hours on end.
Oh and I actually cleaned my house just a little bit this weekend. I think Jeramy is pretty happy about this given the dearth of clean underwear. This probably doesn't sound like a very big deal, but lately I've been content to just sit around and bask in pregnancy. Mostly this involves sleeping. So it would be fantastic if that whole 2nd trimester burst of energy could show up just a smidgen early, as I have much to do.