Today was my 16 week OB appointment. Everything looks good--baby's heartrate is in the 150s, although s/he was moving around the whole time, so it was hard to get a consistent reading. I have been feeling a lot of movement, so I wasn't too surprised the little one was all wiggly today. I'm measuring right at 16 weeks, which is good, because I look like I could easily be 25 weeks at least, LOL. My ultrasound is scheduled for Monday, June 25.
I did have to take the one hour glucose screening test, which I expected, so I brought plenty of reading material. I'm almost done with a really fascinating book called The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World From the Periodic Table of the Elements. So interesting! A very fun read! My friend Rabia recommended it to me, and I definitely recommend it to anyone who has a passing interest in chemistry, or just likes knowing cool facts about interesting people and things. I am going to require the Rivendell boys to read it next summer before we do chemistry. Actually, Nathan picked it up after I got it out of the library and read through it pretty quickly already, so even teenage boys find it interesting!
This was actually my second trip to Bethesda in 2 days. I had to take Nathan in yesterday because he has a wart on his foot that we want off before he goes to CAP encampment. While we were there yesterday, I noticed a big posterboard sign talking about a "code white" exercise that would be taking place . . . today. Ack! The sign said that no one would be permitted to move around the hospital while the exercise was going on, and patients would be taken to a safe place. Great! Since I knew I would most likely be there for awhile today, I was certain I would be caught up in the fun. Instead, I think I barely missed all the excitement! I was driving up to the gate to leave, and there were MPs all over the place. One of them was by the active barrier thing, and as soon as I drove over it, he motioned for the car behind me to stop. Then they put the barrier up, preventing cars from leaving or entering the base. But I was out of there! Woo-hoo!