Finally the first Dr. Visit! We went at about 9.5 weeks. I needed confirmation that there was actually a little bean in my belly before I would let myself get excited. And I needed to hear the heartbeat. I prepped Matt with what to expect. It’s weird that we go to the Dr. by ourselves as young adults and this time he was going with me. I started to get really nervous. I knew this was the day she would either have really great news or terrible news. The visit started out pretty routine and she did all the normal exam stuff. Then without me realizing it she had the miniature ultrasound machine on my stomach. And this is when I held my breathe. It felt like she was searching for 10 minutes even though it was probably 10 seconds. I heard a heart beat but I knew it was mine and she confirmed that. Then all of a sudden I heard a very fast loud heartbeat. I knew it was the baby. She said it sounded perfect at about 160 beats a minute. Amazing sound! I was relieved. It was very surreal to think there was a little heart growing in me. After the doctor left the room Matt jumped up and kissed me. I think he also realized he just heard the most amazing little sound.
We left there in shock, kind of like the day we got a positive test. This baby just became real to us.
Most of the sickness is much better this week. I’m eating better but still not as well I want to. My energy has been better but I am still exhausted at night and have needed several naps. My clothes still fit. I haven’t gained any weight yet even though some days it has felt like it.
( No photo this week, wasn't feeling photogenic.)