- Forming vocal cords and teeth!
- They already have fingerprints!
- Intestines are moving from umbilical cord to their tummy.
Our Doctor's Appointment
Today, we had our first appointment at the hospital. Because I was rescheduled, due to my doctor being sick, I saw another doctor from the practice. We got to the office and after all the normal check in stuff, they asked me if I had gotten my flu shot yet. I have NEVER gotten a flu shot, but they pretty much said I had to. So YOU'RE VERY WELCOME BABY G, I broke my perfect no flu shot streak. Hopefully we will not be getting sick this winter!
Once we got into our exam room with Dr. Thurston, who happened to write the book that I am reading ("1000 Questions About Your Pregnancy"), we were a little saddened to find out that we would not get a sonogram during this visit. We are dying to see how much our little one has grown!
He did, however rub the jelly on my stomach (just like in the movies) and found the heartbeat with the little machine thing that they also use in the movies - so glam I know! It took about 45 seconds to hear it clearly.... a very long wait for nervous parents to be! But there it was - a strong, steady heartbeat! 152 bpm!
Dr. Thurston said that an old wives tale says that anything over 140 bpm means it's a girl, anything under a boy! But that it isn't always true, of course! Guess we will find out at our next appointment! We are scheduled for a sonogram on Dec. 5th and will hopefully, fingers crossed, find out the sex at that appointment!
Our doctor said that being at 13 weeks, and with a strong heartbeat, there was little cause for worry - that there is less than a 1% chance of miscarriage at this point. Definitely puts our mind at ease a little more.
That's all the news we have for now! Stay tuned... :)
27 weeks to go!