Pregnancy confirmed! We had our first Dr.’s appointment today and we got to see the little nugget! And we got to hear the little heartbeats! Nugget is a little over an inch long and heart rate was 179/minute. The official due date is 11/9/2011. So I’m officially 9 weeks. We even got to see him move his little arms and head. Looks like he’s going to be an active little one. We got a couple of sonogram pictures and I think the big bros are going to be so excited to see them. Actually seeing him makes it all so real. Not that it wasn’t before, but now I feel like I can be emotionally attached. I was so relieved to see and hear the baby. Much more so than I thought I would be. The thing that kept running through my head was, “What if there’s no heartbeat?” Now that I’ve heard and I’ve seen Nugget, I can fall in love.
We had some lab work done and in 3 weeks we will have an ultrasound scan which will screen for any genetic disorders. I’ve forgotten how nerve-wracking these screenings and tests can be. We don’t have any history of genetic disorders, but I still get a little edgy. Nobody knows what life can throw at you. Add the fact that I’m going to be over 35 when I deliver does not help at all.
It’s very good to know that I’ve only got a few more weeks left of feeling like I want to gag every time a think about certain foods! And about 7 more weeks when we find out if Nugget is a little princess or a little toad! So many things to look forward to. And I can’t wait.
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