Saturday, January 13, 2007

Jumping baby

We had our monthly doctor's visit on Wednesday, January 10th. We weren't quite sure what this appointment was going to entail... we thought for sure it wouldn't be anything too exciting because they weren't going to be doing an ultrasound and we aren't going to be able to find out the sex yet. (We are VERY impatient people!!) So, I go and give the urine sample that apparently you have to give everytime you go into that office and then shortly after that, it was our turn. The nurse checked all of my "vitals" and then we found out that we were going to get to hear the baby's heartbeat!! YAY!! Well, she couldn't find it. I got a little freaked out and asked if normally it takes this long (WAY TOO LONG) to find it and she smiled and said "yes, sometimes". So, that made me feel a little better but I was still freaked out. She said "well, maybe we'll have to do an ultrasound if we can't find it". I told her she could stop trying... if she wanted. So, she did shortly after and then the doctor came in and tried. By this time, my stomach was starting to get sore because they have to push so dang hard to try and hear this little noise that is so important!! She gave up and went to get the ultrasound machine. Now, I'm excited, not freaked out anymore. So, she comes back in and hooks the machine up, squirts some cold jelly stuff on me and our baby pops up on the monitor!! This time, it actually looks like a baby. In the first ultrasound that we did, it looked like a little blob... or a bean or something... it still didn't seem realistic that I was pregnant. BUT NOW, we see this little baby that was actually jumping up and down. I wasn't seeing things... neiter was Chad... the doctor saw it too. It looked like it was squatting down and then jumping up. It looked like it was going to be in shape when it came out, because it squatted and jumped probably 5-10 times. I don't even do 5-10 squats a day, let alone within about 30 seconds. ;o) So then, I ask her if she can print out A COUPLE pictures for us. Well, the dang printer was broken so we couldn't get copies of it. We were bummed... but completely amazed that I have a jumping baby inside of me.

So, everything so far is ok with the baby. We have our next appointment in four weeks for more bloodwork for me (yeah, not cool...) and they'll do a test to determine if they baby has down syndrome. Then, two weeks after that, we go back to go over those tests and to do another ultrasound!! HOPEFULLY we'll be able to find out the sex then... I want to start doing some shopping!! YAY!!


Samantha said...

So cute! We have our first prenatal appointment on Wednesday, and I'm hoping they'll try to find the heartbeat. I'm not sure how early they can do it! Thanks for the recipe, it sounds delicious...