Wednesday, November 14, 2012

12 Week Update

Well, the past few weeks were almost unbearable.  There wasn't a day that went by where I felt safe.  Every time I went to the bathroom I prepared myself for the worst.  I was very paranoid to say the least.

My upcoming appointment couldn't have been here soon enough.  We had a check up on Monday, just one day shy of 12 weeks.  When the doctor began to pick up the heartbeat on the doppler, my heart sank.... nothing.  He kept searching and searching.  The minutes seemed like hours and he tried to comfort me by saying 12 weeks isn't a guarantee that the doppler can pick up anything.  So, we headed back for a quick ultrasound.

As I stepped up to the bed and he began the ultrasound, I looked at Jackson and Max (who came along because it was a holiday at school) and prayed that only good news came our way. I could NOT get bad news, especially because they were present... the excitement on their faces was priceless.

Ultrasound began and what a beautiful sight!!!! Our little baby was facing us with a heart rate of 160bpm.  Much to the boys' surprise, their little brother or sister started jumping around and waving his/her arms around.  They were amazed!!!  It was such an awesome experience and I feel so blessed all went well.

The doctor said that he couldn't determine the sex even if we wanted to know.  However, I couldn't stop zooming in on the crotch area! LOL!!! I'm soooo bad!  From now on, no more ultrasound pics from the waist down.  It is far too tempting.

Well, I don't have much else to report which I guess is a very good sign.  I am just days away from entering the 2nd trimester and my doctor tells me that I can really stop worrying now.  After that appointment, I feel so much better about this pregnancy.  There is still that slight paranoia in the back of my mind, but I actually feel like everything is going to be ok.

Here is my 12 week belly shot.  I think I am really starting to show now...