Nonetheless, here is our adorable baby.
Yay! Doc said that the baby seems really healthy so far and that the strong heart beat of 170bpm is great. I just had another ultrasound just checking on the heart beat and it is 145bpm and they said, that is still great. Anywhere above 120 is really good! Yay! Strong baby!
Okay, so unfortunately since you all were not in the room (thank all that is holy) you don't know the coolest part. Yes, our baby is photogenic and adorable in this picture, but I think the neatest part was watching it move!!! This thing is a mover and a kicker already! Swinging its arms and flailing its legs. Hopefully it calms down a bit when I can start to feel these movements....but it was THE COOLEST PART OF BEING PREGNANT THUS FAR to see this little 2.5 inch being with arms, legs, fingers and toes (already!!) moving so fast!!! It was incredible.
In only 4 more weeks, Mark and I will be able to find out the sex. Pretty crazy, huh!?
I have learned that the development of a fetus is not only incredible, but it is super crazy fast. It is a miracle how quickly they grow! And they go from being a mere zygote to weighing around 5-9lbs, being around 20 inches long and having all the systems of a human within 9 SHORT MONTHS!!! (I'd like to emphasize the short on days like I've been having lately........)