At 9 weeks we got the first ultrasound and a confirmation of a viable pregnancy. Our little baby z (our nickname) was growing at a good clip and healthy. They did some blood tests on me and they all came back normal.
At 12 weeks we got ultrasound pictures that actually look like a baby and further confirmation baby z is doing well! I couldn't believe how big the baby had grown over just three weeks. When the doctor first put it on the screen I actually asked is that MY baby? I thought maybe it was a screen shot from the last person because it was so big. It was amazing to see the baby moving around. Baby z was swimming fast and fluttering its little arms.
Rob was a saint to listen to all my complaining and assuring me the tough times would be over soon enough (until the third trimester). The beginning of February brought the second trimester and considerable relief from feeling tired and nauseous.
At 16 weeks we had the third doctor appointment. It was here that I found out we don't get any more pictures, quite disappointing! However we got to hear the heartbeat which was amazing and super fast. She felt my uterus which is growing at the right rate and is in the right position. Baby z is doing good!
Since I couldn't get an inside baby picture I took one from the outside of my recently growing belly.
Next Milestone: 7:45AM, March 9, 2012
We find out if our sweet baby is a girl or a boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!