Today, I had a routine doctor appointment. I opted to get a test done that screens for birth defects. I would like to prepare myself as much as possible. I have only gained 2 pounds at this point, and I am 17weeks 4 days. I got to listen to the baby's heartbeat. It is 152.
I also talked to the doctor about the back pains I am having. Turns out I have siatica (not sure how it is spelled). He gave me some options to try. Other things I have tried have not worked. He reccommended a Tylonel and a heat pad on the lowest setting. The pain usually occurs a couple hours before bed, and hinders my sleep.
Also, my skin has become very sensitive to the elements. I can't wear jewelry anymore.
DH didn't come with, his is recovering from Bronchitis.
I scheduled an ultra sound for 2/10. I can't wait to find out the gender of the baby.