Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Here He/She Is!
Ta Da! I was so excited to see this today! I had completely forgotten that they were doing an early testing for down syndrome today and so I was pleasantly surprised that we got to have an ultrasound. Matt's uncle and sister both had down syndrome and so we thought it would be a good idea to get the early screening just to be prepared and informed. Everything looks good and if the blood work checks out, it's looks like the baby has neither down syndrome nor trysome 18. It was so neat to see this little person inside of me. I have never had an ultrasound at 12 and a half weeks before and it's amazing the difference 2 months can make! He/She was kicking and moving all around. I can't wait until I can feel it. I was nervous about hearing the heartbeat today, I was afraid there wouldn't be one but there it was, loud and very strong! I am still very sick, especially in the afternoons/evenings but compared to my other pregnancies, I must say that this one is cake. I had lost 1/2 lb. I was excited about that because I feel like I am ballooning up. I am still gun shy of this whole thing and won't be completely comfortable until this baby is resting alive and safely in my arms but seeing the little one moving and it's heart beating made me breathe a sigh of relief. I can't wait for little Owen/Naomi/Olivia (we can't decide) to join our family!