I had my first O.B. appointment today (about two weeks behind schedule, but that's how it goes with second pregnancies, I suppose). Everything looks good and they found the baby's heartbeat (going 158 beats per minute). The little bugger kicked the doppler wand and moved around a lot. I feel pretty relaxed about everything, despite the referral to a perinatal expert with the box checked next to "High Risk Pregnancy." I am choosing to just think of it as an opportunity for another (very in-depth) ultrasound! There is absolutely nothing I can do about Fifth Disease thing, so I am chilling out about it.
I have choir tonight. Becca is watching Snow White (for the 3rd time today). The daffodils are about to bloom in the front yard. I'm cooking salmon for dinner. Days are going by, although we are all still mourning Canyon and looking for her behind doors and in her usual places. Thank you all for your kind words on the last post. That really meant a lot to John and me and we took great comfort in reading all your comments.