Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Hello Bean Sprout

I have fallen in love! Yesterday was much more exciting than I had expected. Our appointment with Dr. Brody was at 3:15; I woke up nervous and the nerves increased through the day. I was close to being a wreck while waiting for the doctor to come in my room. If Dave hadn't of been with me, I may have fainted. I can't tell you why I was so nervous, just that I was.

I am so happy with Dr. Brody (thanks, Diana). I appreciated his professional approach with just the right amount of humor thrown in. I didn't think that we would be able to see as much as we did during the ultrasound, but I am very pleased that we did. We heard a very strong heartbeat and saw that our little baby is a little over an inch long and already has little arms and legs. All of a sudden the baby turned toward us and waved its little arms and legs, almost like it was showing off with a little dance :) I could have watched that all day long.

My guess was that we were either 7 or 8 weeks along, and I was pretty close. Yesterday we were 9 weeks, 2 days and this makes our due date November 8. It's crazy to think that by the holidays we'll have a little baby at our side. It also pleased me that Dr. Brody encouraged me to ask every question that I could. I found out that I shouldn't start showing my bump until 26 weeks, which means the one that I thought I was already developing is just bloat and extra weight I've put on. I go back in 4 weeks and he said that there is a possibility that we'll see the sex then (woohoo!), the sooner we find out the better.


  1. Awesome News!!!! Congrats! You will be a great mother!

    Oh and welcome to the bloggin' World!

  2. I think you will be a great mother. Your motherly insinks will kick in as soon as the baby is born It sure did with me when Lucas ws born. Neal said his father skills kicked in too the day lucas was bon. SO this is ashley lackey Congratulations on your Mr bean sprout.