Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Our Baby at 8 Weeks

We went for an ultrasound today and we were so excited when we could actually hear the heartbeat! Beating a whopping 165 beats a minute! I had been very nervous up until this point and hearing the heartbeat put all my worries at ease! Because of the disease and me not being "regular" we were not able to pin point how far along we actually were at out appointment last week. She told me maybe 5 or 6 weeks (but I was sure I was further since I had been so sick and bc of when the sickness began)..... and sure enough I am 8 weeks and 2 days along. Our due date is December 28, 2009. I feel kinda bad bc I dont want our child to be gypped their birthday with Christmas and all.... but we will find some way to have a wonderful celebration of the life we were so unsure that we would be able to have! We are two VERY proud people.

This is a growth update from a website I found on Jenny's blog.

Your pregnancy: 8 weeks

How your baby's growing:New this week: Webbed fingers and toes are poking out from your baby's hands and feet, his eyelids practically cover his eyes, breathing tubes extend from his throat to the branches of his developing lungs, and his "tail" is just about gone. In his brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways. You may be daydreaming about your baby as one sex or the other, but the external genitals still haven't developed enough to reveal whether you're having a boy or a girl. Either way, your baby about the size of a kidney bean is constantly moving and shifting, though you still can't feel it.

7 comments:

Jenny said...

YAY! Ian has a December birthday and so far it hasn't been too bad...

You may want to check out StorkRadio.net - we rented a Dopplar for $60/3 months and it has been SO worth it! It's so nice to be able to hear Elle's heartbeat whenever we want rather than wait for once every 4 weeks...

Nancy said...

congrats sweet ones! and will we get to see some preggers pics, too?!

Amanda Mae said...

How exciting!! I'm glad you feel more at ease now :o) Keep us updated!

Haley said...

i had heard about renting a dopplar.... i think i may want to do that in the next few months (after we get settled in mobile)and mrs nancy pregger pics will come but right now nothing to see.... im actually loosing weight with being so sick.

Graham Shenanigans said...

Haley, I know you are both cherishing every bit of this pregnancy. Even the morning sickness, while an inconvenience, is so worth the precious Gift you are carrying. I am so happy for yall. Congratulations, once again!!

Lynne Griffies said...

I can hardly wait for you to start posting pregger pics, too!!!! I am just so happy for both of you.

Nancy said...

I'm betting on a baby girl :)