Tuesday, January 5, 2010
200th Post- I Feel Lucky!
A few weeks ago I noticed that I was nearing 200 posts on this blog. It all started in the late spring of 2008, my very first post was all about Baby J rolling over for the first time. And today's post will also be about another First, the first time I saw our new babies heart beat.
That is right. Our New Baby. Here is a Picture.
The Ultrasound Tech swore to me that it is a picture of a baby and I believed him because I could see and hear that little heart beating. He didn't however swear that it was a human baby and it does just kind of look like a blob, so we may have to wait to verify species.
This is the second ultrasound I have had. After I had a positive pregnancy test I called up my Doctors office and asked them if I could get a blood test just to make sure that everything was alright. They told me that they could do better than that, they could schedule me for my first OB appointment. "You must not have understood" I said, "I just barely had the positive test, I am not that far along" I was reassured that they knew what they were doing and that the Doctor would love to have me come in and see her. So the next week I found myself in the doctors office, 5 weeks pregnant, or so I thought. After the exam my Doctor told me that she would like me to have an early ultrasound. I was measuring at 8-10 weeks instead of 5 weeks along and early ultrasounds are apparently great for verifying fetal age. So a week later I went in, happily hoping to see a heart beat, and maybe even little arm and leg buds. I was startled when the Ultrasound Tech told me that my baby was measuring less than 5 weeks, but that it was a very good example of what a 5 week old embryo should look like. After consulting with my doctor I was scheduled for another ultrasound 2 weeks later. Well that 2 weeks has come and gone, and today I got to see what I wanted and needed to see, that teeny tiny little heart beat.
Best Christmas/New Years Present ever! I realize that we are only 7 weeks pregnant, and that technically I should be keeping all this to myself. But I couldn't pass up the opportunity to Celebrate! I Feel Lucky! I am grateful, I am happy, I am tired and I feel a little nauseated all the time. But this is what I wanted, and it is apparently what our new baby wanted too.
We are due on August 25th 2010! So what do you think, was that a good 200th Post?