a) I have lost roughly 10 pounds since I first became pregnant. Bad news. I had been taking my Zofran periodically (when I thought I really need it), but I've been schooled that I need to be taking it regularly, because I need to be much more hydrated and fed than I currently am. Point taken. I am being a good little patient now and following orders. TMI alert: major downside to Zofran is that it causes major constipation. Hence I am trying everything under the sun to combat it....boo.
b) Uhhh....not much to say here except for dehydration.....
c) Carlene attempted to find the heartbeat on the doppler, but no luck. She then apologized and said that she normally doesn't even get one until 14 weeks, so she didn't mean to get my hopes up/feel anxious. She is letting me come back before my next appointment (last week in March) to check again. I'm not that anxious about it (considering I SAW the heartbeat weeks ago, and my morning sickness is killing me), but it would have been nice. I've decided that this is God's way of having Brett be there for it, since he couldn't be there yesterday. Now we'll just plan on stopping in when he can!
Oh, and on a final note, I have been asked a TON already about this, so I want to say: WE ARE GOING TO BE SURPRISED WITH THE GENDER! That is, we'll not be looking for it (besides, I'm not a believer in medically unnecessary ultrasounds. ) Who knows, though- I've heard of little boys showing it off to the point that even the untrained eye could easily see their gender! Here's hoping for a wonderful surprise in September!