first ultrasound!

We had our first ultrasound today! I’m only eight and a half weeks pregnant, so other than get my bloodwork done, there wasn’t much to do at the doctor today when I went in for my appointment.

Since I was my doctor’s last patient of the morning, he had extra time and decided to do something fun…. so he took me and Adrian for an impromptu ultrasound!

It was so neat to see the little tiny tadpole-like baby. It was difficult to see at first because the baby is so tiny right now (just about an inch long!), but we could clearly see the outline of the body and the beating heart! So neat!! I can’t wait for the next one, where we will be able to find out the gender of the baby…. but we’ll have to wait 10 more weeks for that!

My next appointment is in May, and we’ll get to hear the heartbeat then. I can’t wait!

Now that we’ve actually seen the baby on the ultrasound machine, it seems so much more real – much more real than two dark pink lines on a home pregnancy test. There was a little head and a little beating heart. A little person!

2 thoughts on “first ultrasound!

  1. awesome karen! i bet that was fun. enjoy every minute of it 🙂 i was considered high risk at the beginning so i had ultrasounds at 5 and 7 and then again at 11. you’ll love the next one because he or she will look fully formed, just super tiny !

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