Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Good News All Around!!!

We just got home a little while ago from our 10 week dr appointment! It went WONDERFUL and really there were so many great things that happened!

First, we got to hear our baby's heartbeat...the lady said it's very strong which is so great to hear! Then we got to SEE our baby!!! I have to say though that the gooey stuff they put on your stomach is NOT cold like I was expecting haha it was actually borderline hot! Anyway when the image came up on the screen I was shocked. Since I'm not very far along I expected it to be a little black blob and for us not to be able to make out anything.

Instead our baby has 4 limbs that we could even see little fingers and toes! We could see the rapid heartbeat in "its" chest and could watch it do quite a bit of tumbling! That little thing moved like crazy...did somersaults and flips and everything! The lady, Lindsey Hayes is her name so ask for her if you use Southern OBGYN b/c she was awesome, said that being active is such a good sign.

This experience made it so much more real for both Zach and I. Seeing OUR baby move and seeing all its limbs just was so awesome! We made that!!! And that's INSIDE me!!! Pretty crazy! A lot of the time it had its little legs crossed but it streched those legs out so long and moved its hand several times to where it looked like it was waving at us :) Our first introduction! So polite already haha.

One bad thing? We saw a looong Zach-like nose! haha! Hopefully it will get smaller as the baby gets bigger!!! Poor thing :)

She said its quite long and is already 5 centimeters, which I'm not good at measurements but Zach said that's about 3 inches! Everything I have read said it would only be about an inch!

Here is my favorite of the 4 printed pictures she gave us (I have spent an hour on the phone with tech support to finally get my scanner working so I could put this up here so I hope it's appreciated haha!). I know it's not very big but no, that long thing near the bottom is not a penis (like Zach hoped) it's a leg and the little blob near the head is the hand! If you see it in person you can make out individual fingers :)




Once we met with the dr we had more good news! We were WRONG on our conception date! We actually concieved on somewhere around June 5th so we actually got pregnant our FIRST time trying and the "period" I had that month was just spotting! Isn't that awesome? Although I don't have some cute conception story for June 5th I think we'll just say we conceived in Cancun on our first Anniversary on the 28th of May or so :) Hey, it's close!
Us being off on our dates means I'm OFFICIALLY 11 weeks 5 days along! Each Thursday will mark the next week rather than Saturday's so only 2 days to go and I'll be 12 weeks!!
Our NEW DUE DATE is March 12th and my dr. said that will stay my due date throughout the rest of the pregnancy :) So our little family will be getting started sooner than we expected :) I can't wait
In other good news the dr. said no one will see our baby after delivery until WE want them to! So once we get cleaned up and after I try nursering our family will be able to come in the delivery room and see him or her for the first time! I was very worried that people would get to see the baby before I was ready for them to because Zach and I both want to be present when everyone finds out the sex and name, it's very important to us to get to share this with people and not have them find out on their own.
Also the dr. said it's totally fine if we want someone in the delivery room with us taking pictures! I can't wait and am hoping Crissy's friend, Autumn will do this for us as I heard she had some awesome ones when her baby was born!
A great day for sure and I feel so much better about everything and am soooo excited for March now!!!!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Holy crap is that not so cool. The baby already has legs and stuff. Yes its nose is big and yes emily teased me a little about it. But I am so exited that when I rub ems tummy or read to the baby that I will have a picture in my mind of what it looks like. I am super pumped!!!!!
Zach Parker(Daddy)

Anonymous said...

Congrats you guys.I wish you both a happy and safe pregnancy.Cant wait to see pictures of the bump.Michele DeWitt

forddygirl said...

Um... 5cm is a little less than 2 inches. HA! Apparently Z isnt good at conversions, either ;-)

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