Wednesday, December 9, 2009

High Maintenance

So, apparently either the baby or I are high maintenance. I'm not sure which it is but the pair of us seem to be high maintenance (just ask Lee). We had an appointment at 10 weeks where the doctor tried to hear the heartbeat but she couldn't find a heartbeat. She didn't seem worried but she wanted us to come back in 2 weeks (instead of 4) so they could check for the heartbeat again. Well, today we had our second appointment to try to hear the heartbeat. The nurse tried to find the heartbeat-no luck. The doctor came in and tried to find the heartbeat-again no luck! Apparently my uterus is very tilted toward the back which causes problems with heartbeats but they sent us for an ultrasound. I was a little worried!

We went in for the ultrasound and at first I had no idea what we were looking at but the ultrasound tech said she saw the heartbeat so I took her word for it and felt a little relieved. Then the picture of the baby started taking shape and I could see what we were looking at. The baby had it's hand on it's brow and it's legs kicked up. As we watched the baby started waving it's hand around and kicking it's legs. Then it started doing the kind of ab workout where you lift your legs and butt up in the air. I think this baby will be in good shape.

Lately I have been feeling like maybe I was just imagining this whole pregnancy thing. Our first ultrasound helped some but I was still skeptical...seeing the baby moving this time (and looking more like a baby than a snowman) made this pregnancy seem a whole lot more real. I am starting to believe that in about 6 months I am going to be bringing a baby home to my house!!! Wow what a thought!


  1. that kid is gonna be cute AND in shape...just like his daddy!
    (well, that's half right)

  2. I'm so glad for you!!! I had a retroverted uterus too but I think it goes into place around 12 weeks??? I'm so glad your little bean is healthy and growing and looking more human, although snowmen are cute! Please post pictures! So happy for you!!!