Friday, May 29, 2009

The Doctor's Visit

I am officially nine weeks along today. To celebrate, I had my first doctor's visit. I was excited and nervous. It's no secret that I want twins. Well, for the last week, I've had a very strong feeling that I was either going to have one baby or four babies in my belly. Nothing in between. I was on Clomid to boost my progesterone levels when I got pregnant and Clomid increases your chance of multiple births. Plus, I'm pretty sure I'm part cat, so I figured it was time to do a little praying. I said, "Heavenly Father, you know my situation better than anyone. We're not the richest. We live in an apartment. I'm not Miss Super High Energy. I hate being sick and not to mention, I have a relatively tiny body. That being said, I trust you and I know you'll give us exactly what we can handle right now."
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When the doctor pulled the picture onto the screen and I saw one tiny little baby, I knew in my heart it was the perfect number for us right now. Baby Bear's heart rate was 178 beats per minute. The head is on the left of the picture and Bear and the doctor can make out an arm and a leg. It all looks like one big blob to me, but I've never been able to make out anything on ultra sound photos, even when they are further along. The doctor said all was well and confirmed the due date as January 1st. (Just like Dad)


7 comments:

Hyla said...

Congratulations!! I just gave birth to my 4th and last! I can see the head and arm and a foot in the sonogram! So cute and itty bitty! Oh soooo tiny!

Drew said...

Happy New Year, baby Bear. I love your beautiful ultrasound and your beautiful prayer and the beautiful answer.

Candice

Kizzie said...

That's awesome Lil! Isn't it the most amazing thing to see your little baby?! Even if it does just look like a blob. That's how Avery's first ultrasound looked, but I stared at it all day. It's so exciting! Congratulations!!

IrisLillie said...

FINIALLY... an update. What the heck?? Why can't I make this picture bigger? To me the picture looks like you swallowed a cluster of grapes. I need to make the picture bigger.

Other than my visual handicap causing trouble, YAY!!!! YAY.... YAY!!!

Never too early to start on name hints.... Iris is a pretty name.....

Heidi said...

So excited for you! The first ultrasound is so fun -- even if you can't make out too much in the pictures. Congrats!

Bickham Fam said...

Yeah cute!! I love baby Bear's picture! I think she looks just like she should right now- just like the baby book pictures, she's already photogenic!

Scott and Stacia said...

Congrats! Your baby is still so tiny. I love the utrasound appointments. They are always so exciting. How are you feeling??