Today I went in for my first pregnancy check up. It started off with my doctor getting this little handheld device and putting it on my abdomen and moving it around. All I could hear for what seemed like an eternity was noise that sounded like the wind on the ocean. My heart just sank. I was getting so nervous. Now, in reality, it was probably only a few seconds of this noise, but I just was feeling like something might be wrong... finally I heard it. It was the sweetest sound I have ever heard. A heartbeat... A baby's heartbeat. It was slightly strange, I must say, to hear a heartbeat coming from my stomach...haha... but I LOVED it! It was just 100% fantastic!
Everything was perfect! The heartbeat was strong, my uterus size was textbook perfect, and my pelvic bones are exactly the right shape and size for a hopeful flawless vaginal delivery. All good news!
The only thing that a little different was my blood type. I'm A- and I never knew that before. So, all that means is towards about half way through (or something) I'll be getting an injection that will smooth things over, just in case the baby's blood is positive and it mixes with my blood within me during delivery...or something...haha...
I also got the bill for what it will cost from my doctor and I was pleasantly surprised! I don't know what I was thinking it would be, but it was way better than I had assumed. And I absolutely love my doctor and his nurses so I'm very excited about going through this process with them.
So, I guess the next step is to wait to feel the baby move in about a month or so. How weird!
Thank you God for allowing everything to go so well so far!