Friday, January 23, 2009

12 Weeks!

Yesterday (1/22/09) we had our 12 week appointment. Steve and I were both nervous and excited since this would be the first time we would hear the heartbeat. Up until this point, we've kind of been on eggshells, not really knowing whether/not there really is a baby inside me!
Well...there sure is! We heard the beat-beat-beat of the baby's heart at 166 beats per minute!! We then had an added surprise...the doctor brought in the ultrasound machine and we got to see the baby again. That was a very surreal moment, mostly because we could see the baby bouncing around, twisting and turning...but I did not feel a thing! This picture is not as clear as the last one, mostly because it is from an external ultrasound. I placed a box around the baby, and the line points to his heart. Like I said, the baby was wiggling around a lot, so it was hard to get a good picture. According to my baby books, the baby should be about the size of a small lime.

Now that I am at the end of my first trimester, another thing I am looking forward to is SHOPPING for baby! I can't wait to go to stores like Babies R Us for the first time and just wander around to see all of the fun baby items out there. I'll also have to start shopping for maternity clothes soon. You cannot see physically that I'm growing, but I can definitely tell my pants are getting tighter & the curve of my waist has pretty much vanished. UGH!

Our next appointment will be February 19, which will be right at 16 weeks. I don't think we'll be able to tell the sex until after week 19...but we will do another ultrasound, so I'll have more pictures to post!


Sandy said...

YEA! that baby takes good pictures!

davevb said...

I'm sure Steve is looking forward to the visits to the store just as much as you are!!

KimCreates said...

Actually...he is interested in checking out strollers...and then he'll be interested in going out to eat when we're done! :-)