We had an appointment with the CNMW today, and got to hear baby's heartbeat! They said it was between 166-170 beats per minute, which is right on track for this stage of development. Everything else checked out just fine today as well (blood pressure, my weight, etc) and we are scheduled for an ultrasound on October 11 to assess risk markers for Down Syndrome and the Trisomies. I don't have any real concerns that any of that is going to be high risk, but I am looking forward to having another chance to see baby and get some updated photos to share!
Speaking of photos, I do have a belly update! The update is, regular pants really just don't fit any longer...I broke down and bought some maternity pants tonight. I am looking forward to lounging in elastic waisted bliss for the next 6 months or more, though, so it's not so bad!
I'm cautiously crossing my fingers that the past few days are an indication that some of the nausea may be subsiding...it was pretty constant and unpleasant during 9 and 10 weeks, but I'm feeling a bit better the last 2-3 days it seems. I am however eating my weight in smoothies - I told Matt this child is probably going to hate smoothies by the time he or she can eat semi-solid food! But at this point, I'm going to go with whatever works and sounds at least minimally appetizing!