Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Just Amazing

This morning, Chris and I had an ultrasound. I had some very light spotting last week so we used that as an excuse to see our Turkey again and really just give me some peace of mind. I tossed and turned all last night, having visions of having to tell people again that we lost another baby. I was just terrified.

But, as soon as I put the wand in (it was another x-rated ultrasound...gotta love 'em!) we could see that our little one was much bigger than last time and way bigger than the last baby ever got. She's measuring one inch from head to butt. We saw her little heart pumping away and the blood flowing through her umbilical cord (what looks to be a long leg in the picture). It was so cool. Then the tech turned on the sound and we heard our baby's heartbeat for the first time. I was just beside myself. It was amazing. Her heart rate was 172 bpm, which is much faster than last visit. She's measuring perfectly for 9 weeks.

In the pic, you can see her big ole head, the spot where one of her eyes is, a leg, an arm if you use your imagination, and the yolk sac (on the left). The yolk sac is slowly becoming useless as my body takes over nourishing her. You can also see the outline of the amniotic sac to the right of the yolk sac. Slowly, that's moving toward my uterine walls.


15 comments:

Andria said...

aww... sweetness! have you decided if you are going to find out what the baby is (boy or girl)?

Erika said...

That IS amazing, isn't it? Wow, I got goosebumps from that. Funny how it happens every day and everytime it happens, it's still a miracle. It sounds like things are going well and I'm so happy for you. S/he's a cutie already!

Amy said...

Andria, yep, we're finding out the sex. Not sharing names, though!

Da' Diva said...

how cute!!! you are just starting out. You've got a ways to go, chicky.

btw, thanx for visiting my preggers blog.

misty said...

ohhhh, sweetie, i am so happy for you!!!! what a cute little bugger!

Girl said...

It's the coolest thing! She's awesome and I am so happy for you!

Lauren said...

Looks just like the little countdown (up?) picture! So cute!

Hannah said...

yay for Turkey who will be arriving around Turkey Day!!

NG said...

Wow! That's the best early sono pic I've ever seen! Mine just looked like a turtle crawling around inside my womb.

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chirky said...

Wait. You INSERTED the ultrasound wand? INSERTED? Like, INSIDE? Inside-inside?

Obviously, I don't know much about giving birth, as I didn't know this was even an option.

Seriously, though-inside?

Amy said...

Chirky, yes, INSERTED the wand (aka dildo cam). It gives a better picture in the early stages and actually isn't uncomfortable until they start trying to look for your ovaries. Then, not so fun.

Poppy said...

Dildo cam?? LMAO...first time I've ever heard it called that!

The baby looks lovely...I'm sure you more than agree.

Isn't hearing the heartbeat just the ultimate? :)

Jess said...

That is so amazing. Congratulations again! S/he is beautiful.

Drea said...

awee congrats!! im a friend of heathers aka da diva

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