Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A heartbeat

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!

9 comments:

Christine said...

Ooooooooo when they start moving it's a blast!! I thought I had gas bubbles or something for about two weeks with Mackenzie. Then finally, one day, I thought, "Hey dork. You've never felt a gas bubble like that before. It's your BABY!!!"

Der.

Catherine said...

So exciting!! YAY!! I am RH negative too, the shot wasn't so bad and I hate shots!

Susanlee said...

I am so glad that you are keeping this blog! I was also so glad that I managed to figure out that you had one...(I just now clicked over to your myspace) anyway I hope you keep writing so that I can hop on over here and check things out before deciding if I really want to get pregnant...I love you girl!

Christine said...

Hey - I thought you would enjoy this article - not to push you at all (it's not something you jump into), but to help you see how normal you are in your questions and fears and excitement and concern. Everyone's story turns out differently, but I thought this one was really interesting:
"The Gift of Two Moms"
http://www.buckner.org/site/PageServer?pagename=bt_postadoption

Amanda said...

Christine I will check out that link right now! Thank you!!

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wes said...

I love you so much...I almost cried reading this. I can't wait to be home:)
wes