Baby's first photo!

 It's upside down here- the head is at the bottom and the spine curving up around to the left. The blob at the top is the yolk sac which is providing nutrients to baby until the placenta develops. 

It's upside down here- the head is at the bottom and the spine curving up around to the left. The blob at the top is the yolk sac which is providing nutrients to baby until the placenta develops. 

Finally, September 8th comes around! We'd be anxiously waiting to go see the doctor and find out if everything was ok with this little baby boo. Marty took the morning off work and went with me to The Woman's Clinic at Baptist Hospital (the same hospital where I was born almost 36 years ago!). We checked in, did some lab work, then waited FOREVER to see the ultrasound technician. Needless to say, we were pretty ready to see what was going on!

This was an amazing experience. We could see the baby, and see the heartbeat flickering! It all of a sudden became very real. The technician and the doctor both said seeing the heartbeat so early was a great sign, and that once you see it, the chances of miscarriage go down to 5%. That was a huge relief!

Baby just looks like a little peanut alien blob right now. Sorry, baby, we know you'll get cuter! But it's still so cool to see him or her and have it's first photo! There will be plenty more photos when he/she arrives in April or May. The technician decided the size of the baby looked like I was about 7 weeks and 2 days, and they gave us an estimated due date of April 25th.  Both of my sister's babies were past their due date, so who knows, this could even be a May baby. 

Our doctor, Dr. Reynolds, is so great. Marty and I both liked her a lot, and asked lots of questions. She told me what to worry about and not worry about, and even obliged Marty when he asked what he should and shouldn't eat! He wanted to make sure she knew this was all about baby daddy, of course. ;)

 

She told us she'd see us every 4 weeks until the third trimester, and then every 2. We made a plan for future appointments, and the next one will have blood work involved that will test for any chromosomal abnormalities (Downs Syndrome and others) and might even be able to tell us the sex of the baby. Woo hoo!!!

I downloaded an app... baby is the size of a blueberry

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Margo Duvall