Mason left work early today and came to pick me up to take me to the doctor's office. Upon arrival I had to answer a brief questionnaire, get my blood pressure taken, give a urine sample and weigh in. After all that we headed into an examination room for an ultrasound and to hear the baby's heartbeat.
With it still being pretty early on in my pregnancy, I wasn't really sure what to expect as far as seeing the baby or even being able to hear a heartbeat. But a baby was clearly visible - I can make out the head, body and even little arms and legs! (You have to tilt your head to the left a little!)
PS: Don't worry - the head is supposed to be huge in relation to it's body at this point, as it takes the longest to develop!
We also got to hear the heartbeat, which was extremely loud and strong. Such a relief! Mason and I held back tears at this point. It is totally surreal to see and hear your baby in real time. Before it just seemed so hypothetical...
The doctor confirmed that Baby Guinn is 8 weeks 5 days and that our due date is May 12!
We will be able to find out the sex at 18 weeks (right before Christmas)! I'm looking forward to that more than any other gift EVERRR... Well, besides my engagement ring... but that was a long drawn out ordeal (another story for another time...) ;)
After, we were finished meeting with our Doctor - I headed across the hallway to give not ONE, not TWO, not THREE.... but FOUR viles of blood!!! And I didn't pass out - success.
We had a celebratory lunch at Breadwinner's afterward, and then spent the rest of the afternoon making phone calls to share our news with the rest of the family - Claire, Cameron, Keisha and Mom-mo!
I'm kinda glad they'll be so frequent! Something else to look forward to and help the next 7 months go by more quickly!
We are just so happy that our baby is healthy and growing right on schedule right now! Baby G, you are already loved so much! We can't wait to meet you! XOXO!