We had our first midwife visit today!
We first got to hear the heartbeat, and it was really strong and good. And then she said I was measuring about 14 weeks, which is about 3 weeks ahead of where I actually am (10 weeks 6 days). They normally only do one ultrasound at 20 weeks for the gender, but since I was measuring big she wanted to check to be sure how many babies were in there. Josh was nervous at the idea of there being more than one, but I would have been thrilled either way.
So we got to see our baby for the first time! Yes, baby singular. 🙂 There is one healthy little baby in there! We could see him kicking and moving around, and the tech told us the heartbeat was 158 beats per minute and that baby measured just right at 4 cm, which is 1.6 inches and apparently perfect for where she is supposed to be.
Anyway… here are the pictures! It’s kind of hard to tell what you’re looking at if you weren’t there. In most of them the baby’s head is to the right and his feet are to the left (notice how I use the gender pronouns interchangeably? We don’t know the gender yet but I refuse to call my baby an “it”).
Here is a profile view of baby’s face:
Here baby had his hand up by his face, possibly sucking his thumb!
This one’s a little abstract, but it is a view from above, and you can see baby’s head and she has her arms out in front of her, holding her own hands:
This is a full body picture of baby sort of from behind. If you look closely you can see the spine:
And last but not least, tiny baby fingers! You may have to click to see the big version to see this one, they are on the right side of baby’s arm: