Tuesday, September 18, 2007

our little peanut

We had our first Ultrasound on Monday! Let me just tell you though, they make you drink 24oz of water 1 hour prior to your appointment and you can't pee!! Ok, it is one thing to ask a normal person to do that, but then to ask a pregnant woman is totally different. For one thing I don't think I have had 24oz of anything in my stomach for the past 2 weeks, I am lucky to hold down 6oz of water. Then on top of that you have to pee way more when your pregnant, so here I am holding 24 oz of water in my exploding bladder waiting to be called back to my appointment. I finally have some relief when I hear my name, but then for the next 20 minutes all they did was press hard on my bladder! Of course I had to have the student in the room, learning and taking longer for everything as I am about to pee my pants. She has to measure my uterus with the ultrasound, look at my ovaries, and something else that took forever.

Finally the man in charge came over and said, "let's look at the baby now." Few... I think I was starting to leak at this point. Then we saw it, our cute little peanut sized baby with a really fast heartbeat. The heartbeat is actually very normal and healthy at 176bpm. They would not tell use the exact age of the baby though, and said that only our doctor could disclose that information (I see her on Friday). The baby is hard to identify in the ultrasound, Brett kind of looked at it strangely and cocked his head to the side, the asked if there was two. Nope, only one, thank goodness.

It was so great to actually see the baby though! It makes it more real since I don't really notice changes in my body. I can't believe that there is a baby growing in me! I already love it so much. I can't wait to find out if it's a boy or girl (week 18 -20).

It's the small peanut shape on the bottom


  1. i have a present for the peanut! i hope to send it soon! love you!

  2. It's gonna be a techno raver with that fast of bpm! Boom chic, boom chic! Haha

  3. i can't wait to find out what it is either! then i can send appropriate item in mail. :)


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