|Our baby blob|
First and most important, there is really a baby in there. The baby had a strong heartbeat of 175. I was kind of freaked out that the heartbeat was so rapid, but the ultrasound tech said that it's normal for it to be that high between 7 - 10 weeks....something to do with the completion of the development of the major organs. Anyway, I was also surprised at how well we could make out the arms and legs and head. It looks like a real human sort of thing. (This picture doesn't really do it justice.) We could see it moving its arms and bouncing around a little bit. If I was still in shock about being pregnant, this definitely made it real.
I was happy (and relieved) to hear a heartbeat and see the baby moving. Like I wrote the other day, I just haven't felt pregnant like I did with Evie. Maybe I just remember how it felt at the end though; huge and feeling the baby move all the time.
After the ultrasound, I had an appointment with my OB. I am seeing the same doctor that I saw when I was pregnant with Evie. She is very nice, and incredibly calm and soft-spoken. It's the exact kind of energy I need around me because I freak out about things a lot.
She checked my cervix, etc. and then she asked me a bunch of questions about my pregnancy with Evie to fill in my chart. She asked how much Evie weighed at birth. When I told her that she was only 5 pounds 15 ounces, she asked me to remind her if Evie had been born early. I said no, just 6 days before the due date, so not incredibly early. She then proceeded to say, "Well, your hips could deliver a much larger baby, so don't be concerned if this child is bigger than Evie was."
I think she was trying to reassure me that I could have another easy delivery even if this baby is bigger, but it sounded like she was saying that I have large, child-bearing hips. I just smiled to myself. This woman is far too nice to have meant to offend me. I just never expected her to say something like that!! M left after the ultrasound because he had to go back to work, but when I told him that she said this, he wished that he had been there to hear it....ha ha ha!!
My next appointment is on May 21. We should be able to hear a heartbeat with the doppler at that point. This is starting to get exciting!!