Today was a big day we have been looking forward to because we got to go to the OB again today for our second visit! YAY! I have been concerned that I might not have an ultrasound at this visit because they didn't specifically schedule it but I REALLY wanted to see what that little peanut is doing in there and make sure she(or he) is doing ok. I do realize that is a little high maintenance to think that I actually need to see what is going on to make sure that things are ok but I have tried to be very low maintenance for the most part and I can't help it I just really wanted to see. Well we had to schedule the latest appointment of the day so that Neil could come with me when he got off of work so of course that means that if there is any problem during the day things can get behind. They actually moved me really quickly, called me back very fast and efficiently, however since the ultrasound tech was backed up the nurse tried to get a heartbeat with the doppler first and then said if for some reason she couldn't get it then we would do the ultrasound. I laid back on the table for the doppler and didn't know what to hope for…I certainly wanted to hear that tiny heart beating but I also wanted the ultrasound and for everything to be okay. Well the nurse couldn't get the heartbeat (I have a feeling she could tell I would be disappointed if she did) so we ended up doing and ultrasound and have a great heartbeat too. I am going to post the little picture at the end of this post. It looks like little peanut is waving -with one little arm raised up. There isn't much detail to the picture and we couldn't see the heart beating so I think the baby is turned with back to us. Peanut was kind of wiggling but no swimming yet! All else was good so next visit is 4 more weeks away! Probably be a little too early to get to tell the sex at that point but we will be looking in 2 months to hopefully get that news at 18 weeks.
Another big thing taking place in our lives right now is that the dogs are no longer in the bed with us. They have moved to their kennels in our laundry room. Dixie is not taking it well--for her it means at least one spanking a night for barking. She also claws at the edge of her kennel several times throughout the night but I can ignore this as long as she doesn't bark. Daisy manages to get in the kennel and snooze through all of that peacefully. Neil wants to give in and let them get back in the bed with us…he thinks that they should not have to stay in their kennels. "It's cruel." What a pushover!--but I am holding strong. Even with the spankings the last week has been the best nights of sleep I have gotten in a while. Put that together with my new bed and my body pillow I am in heaven. Of course as tired as I have been I might sleep through a tornado anyway.
|Since I took a picture of the picture to add with my computer it is backward but the way you see it, looking at your screen, the head is to the right body to left and little hand/arm on top of the body.|