These stills are from our 18w3d ultrasound! We are absolutely over the moon in love with him already… When we first started the ultrasound he was curled up and sleeping on his tummy; making it difficult to impossible for the sonographer to determine the gender or take any of the other vital measurements we were there to do.
It turned out that our surrogate had not eaten breakfast in anticipation of blood work, and the sonographer thought this may be why the baby was so inactive. Not a problem – a box of apple juice is apparently a magical baby animating elixir. Half way through the box o’ juice, the baby started rolling around and kicking his legs. The result, a clear shot of what we needed to know to paint the nursery and a beautiful ten minute video of our son kicking, holding his ear, and generally moving about.
Many smile and tears. A truly beautiful and wonderful day.
We had our ten week ultrasound today, and, this time, JH was able to join us. It was unbelievable how much had changed in four weeks. No longer is our little fetus a vibrating piece of rice. It is now shaped like a baby and squirming around like a hyper little gummy bear and waving it’s arms and legs as though it was doing jumping jacks. Heartbeat was strong and doctor said that all the movement was best indicative of how well the pregnancy is progressing. It was an unbelievably powerful and emotional day.
Heartbeat confirmed! Today we were able to see the baby’s heartbeat on ultrasound. It was confirmed at 108 bpm, which is apparently appropriate for the gestational age (6w 5d). It basically looked like a short vibrating piece of string.
Next ultrasound isn’t until September 24th. At that point we will be 10 weeks. We are very much looking forward to that scan in the hopes that we can rest a little easier
We had our first appointment with the OBGYN this week and we got great news! We are five weeks and six days pregnant with a singleton measuring CRL 2.6mm. The due date is April 21, 2011.
While we were a bit early to see a heartbeat, the doctor said all looked as it should. We will be repeating the ultrasound this week to confirm heartbeat! SO exciting (and so anxious about next u/s)!!!!!!