Saturday, September 11, 2010

10 weeks and counting

On Thursday I went in for my first OB appointment. The absolute best part of my day was the fact that I had to have another ultrasound. I could not believe how much had changed in just two weeks.

I was a little disappointed when I first saw it on the screen. It just looked like a bigger blob and I REALLY wanted it to look somewhat like a baby.The U/S tech said it was all curled up in a ball and she wasn't sure she could get a good measurement. It is curled up, face down with the head to the right.

She pushed on my stomach a little and surprise! The baby jumped up arms and legs spread out and turned over on his(or her) back, so we could get a nice profile shot and a good measurement. I am actually measuring closer to 11 weeks, but they did not change my due date, which I was glad about.

Then after a minute or two it rolled over towards the screen and we got a peek at a tiny little face. It was really moving around and I was so excited that it looked like a baby that I kept laughing making it extremely hard to get a picture. Apparently you have to be still...who knew!?! So I would hold my breath while she snapped the shot.

I tried to label it because this one is a little harder to see. How cute is that!?!? I mean I realize it kind of looks like an alien, but a REALLY cute alien, right?!?

After performing for us a little, it rolled back over and they measured the heartbeat. We could actually hear the heartbeat while they did the ultrasound. So you can see it beating and hear it at the same time. As for hearing it, all I can say is amazing. It is amazing that that tiny sound is coming from inside me. Heath and I both couldn't take our eyes off the screen. What a beautiful sound.

The baby is on it back, with a profile shot again. The heart is right between the two tiny horizontal lines and the heartbeat is along the bottom. We had a good strong heartbeat of 165.

After all the ultrasound fun, we met the doctor and he went over all the do's and don't's with me. Did all the lab work and went over the payments. All the fun stuff that I could have done without. I just want to go in a have the ultrasound. Sadly, this was my last one until 20 weeks. I cannot believe I don't get to see this peanut again for another 10 weeks. Because I didn't go to the OB until 10 weeks my appointments are off a little so, I will go in every 3 weeks until I am 20 weeks at which time they will stretch me out to 4 weeks between appointments.

After my appointment Heath and I went for an early lunch. We spent our lunch laughing and talking about the ultrasound and about how it all seems so unreal. Once we finished lunch we headed over to Build-A-Bear. Grammie and Poppa had sent us a gift card to make our jellybean a bear that has a heartbeat inside. We spent quite a while trying to decide on which bear we wanted. We were both happy with our choice in the end. His name is Baby Bear and his birthday is Sept 9th...the same day we heard that sweet heartbeat for the first time. What a fun gift for a fun day!


Project Baby said...

What a great appointment. I love the baby bear too.