12 weeks

I had my 12 week prenatal appointment this morning. I met my new OB for the first time. My former OB moved to the Middle East. I was sad, but the new one seems like a good fit for me, too.

She could not find the baby's heartbeat with the doppler, which was scary, but she brought in the ultrasound, and everything is fine. The baby was sort of squished over to one side and doing acrobatics. Even with the ultrasound, she couldn't get a good "lock" on the heartbeat because the kid would not be still. Finally, s/he settled down, and the heart rate was 170. That's in the "girl" range according to old wives' tales, but then, even a boy would have a higher heart rate after that kind of work out.

Due date: September 21.

And here's a creepy picture of the baby's face, from my bonus ultrasound this morning:

Face is in the center. The oval to the right is the tummy.

Ack! I forgot QOTW:
I see you're drinking 1%. Is that 'cause you think you're fat? 'Cause you're not. You could be drinking whole if you wanted to.


  1. September babies are awesome- well, babies due in September. Sometimes they become October babies. The ultrasound looks great! (Because I know what I'm looking for?)

  2. Lauren agrees that it is a girl, right? So, it must be a girl! Congratulations.
    You have a smushed little somebody inside you.
    And you say, "she thinks she is smushed now! Just wait until you are vying for ab space."

  3. Considering s/he is about 2 inches long right now and my uterus is the size of a grapefruit, s/he won't have so much space again until after being born!

  4. Quote from Napoleon Dynamite.

  5. Congrats on your pregnancy!!
    I always wanted a September baby so I could be kept warm during Winter but that doesn't work in your part of the world : )


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