Finally the long awaited day arrived and we got to hear the sweet, reassuring sound of our baby's heartbeat! We also got confirmation that there is only one cooking in there (thank goodness)!! Here are a couple of baby's first snapshots taken at the doctor's office:
Our only concern at the time with this pregnancy was our upcoming anniversary trip to Mexico. Although it is not mentioned in the media as much as it was last summer, contracting Zika is still a risk in Mexico. We even considered canceling our trip, but we talked to our doctor beforehand and she felt that with the particular area that we would be traveling to and the fact that we would be staying on the resort, our risk was incredibly low. So we decided to just go. I know some may consider that an unnecessary risk to take while pregnant, but we felt that with our doctor's "blessing", so to speak, and by being super cautious we'd be okay. We traveled with heavy duty mosquito spray and hosed ourselves down anytime we left our room. While being sober in Mexico wasn't quite the let-loose, child free anniversary trip I'd been hoping for... it was still nice to get away and I guess it turned into an impromptu babymoon!
Tomorrow we go back for the very much anticipated Anatomy Scan where we will hopefully learn the sex of our baby!!! SOOO EXCITED! Knowing if it's a boy or girl really helps it feel more real to me. I can finally start visualizing our future and making plans and preparations more easily!
I really don't have a major feeling one way or another... in the beginning I really felt like it was a boy due to feeling way more nauseous than I did with Hadley. I also felt like my hair was a lot thicker than during my first pregnancy, which they say can be a boy hormone thing. But now that I'm not nauseous, my hair doesn't feel as thick, my face is breaking out, and I seem to be carrying high like I did with Hadley I'm leaning more toward girl! Only God knows right now!
Oh and apparently Hadley! This is her family portrait she made at school earlier this week...
We really just pray for a healthy baby and know that God will choose what is best for completing our family of four! We're just along for the ride!
Come back tomorrow and I'll let you know! :)