This morning (9 weeks 5 days) I had my first official prenatal appointment at my regular OBGYN office.
Doctor did an abdominal ultrasound for the first time this pregnancy and we saw baby lying really still (got a little nervous for a moment) in my womb with the heartbeat flickering away (can breathe again, baby is alive!). Doctor asked if I saw the heartbeat movement and when I replied, "Yes", I guess the movement of my speaking startled baby and it threw out it's arms and legs and started wiggling all around!!!
It was just AMAZING!!!!!!! There's something about each passing appointment and ultrasound that makes your pregnancy more real each time. From seeing a spot on the screen which is your baby, to seeing the flicker of the heartbeat, to seeing movement! Ahhhh...it just melted my heart today with love and relief and joy to see that little baby dance around.
God has been so good to give me these weeks so far with Baby Holmes and for all these little blessings of extra ultrasounds and special care to make sure baby is doing well! I just feel so blessed today!!! What a wonderful feeling!
Amazing too is the fact that I haven't gained any weight since my OB visit at about 6 1/2 weeks....not sure how that can be possible since my pants no longer button! Since I go back to the specialist about my ovary on September 20th, my regular OB doesn't want to see me for another 6 weeks, so October 15th. I'll be almost 16 weeks then....I can't believe it!
And something I don't say nearly enough is Thank You for all the prayers for this pregnancy! I feel so blessed every day to know that people are praying for our family and for this little baby to make it!