Friday, July 6, 2012

As promised...

I said ultrasound pictures would be in the near, HERE IT IS! I only wanted to put one up...because it is the first time I am sharing pictures of my insides with the general public. So, I picked the cutest one! Lucky you. So, this is from June 13, 2012 at about 10 weeks and 6 days. Our baby is the most adorable thing in the world. Though I still feel like it is a morphling that I am not really attached to emotionally yet, because it is still now only the size of a lemon and I can't really tell that there is another human in me other than the fact that something is making me throw up.
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........)

1 comment:

  1. It IS cute. Usually ultrasounds look like... uh, not much. At least yours is recognizable! Hopefully it stops making you puke soon. That would probably be awesome.

    You know, this is cool. I have to admit I was a little shocked when you announced that you were pregnant—we're still so young and at this point in my life, I can't even imagine getting pregnant. (I mean, that's a whole other thing altogether, because I really can't ever risk being pregnant, so I imagine I have more baggage attached to it than you do.) I can't imagine having a child in my life. I just graduated from university! I'm looking for a job! I have a hard enough time making my cat behave, what would I do with a baby?!

    So, I have to say that you're really brave. If I were in your position, I would be FREAKING OUT. You have a lot of grace.

    I look forward to reading more whenever you get around to posting it!