I got so nervous while we waited to see the doctor because I was sure they were going to tell me something was not right with this pregnancy.... luckily Eric was with me and he was the rock I needed him to be for this appointment! First things first, the doctor confirmed that I was definitely pregnant. (Remember, I'm probably the only girl on this planet to only take one pregnancy test, instead of 10, ha ha.) Then he asked me multiple questions about my health and the cramping. He told me I could be miscarrying (which I assumed was the case), or I could have an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy. He took us into another room for an ultrasound, to make sure the baby was in the correct place (my uterus). I was extremely nervous at this point because A) I am not totally comfortable with exposing myself (but I guess I gotta get used to that super fast) and B) I have dreaded the idea of having an ectopic pregnancy. I was praying this wasn't the case! Once again, Eric was so great and so was our doctor! (We both really like the doctor!)
5 1/2 weeks- Our baby was just a teeny, tiny spot (speck)! We may have nicknamed it spock.....
The ultra sound proved that I didn't have an ectopic pregnancy... the baby was in the correct spot! Our doctor told me I could come in every 2 days for testing or just wait it out until my next appointment. I knew that if I was miscarrying there was nothing anyone could do about that, so instead of adding to the stress by doing all the testing I decided to just wait until our next appointment. A miscarriage was in the back of our minds at all times for the next 4 1/2 weeks but Eric and I knew that whatever happened- was meant to happen.
My 10 week appointment was successful! We heard our baby's heartbeat loud and clear... such a strong baby :) And it was amazing to see how much "spock" (baby has already outgrown that nickname :) promise!) grew in a little over a month. A head, body, arms, fingers, legs.... our baby was even swimming for us during the ultra sound :) Already making mom and dad so proud! We were smiling stupidly at the screen and the love just exploded in our hearts!
I know it's really hard to tell from these pictures... but we were able to see so much detail on the screen!
My 14 week appointment was about a week ago and again, we heard baby's heartbeat loud and clear! Our doctor is really happy with how strong it sounds! Baby's heartbeat is the best sound in the world! I could listen to it all day :) I'm planning on recording it at our next appointment so we don't have to wait a month to enjoy it!
Eric and I are just SO grateful that baby is growing stronger each day! We have not taken one step of this process for granted because we had so much fear in the beginning. We pray everyday that baby will continue to grow healthy and we can't WAIT to be parents to this little one :)