Jamie and I found out that we were expecting again on December 14th. We were so excited and scared at the same time. Even though we both wanted to shout it out from the highest mountain, we decided that we weren’t going to tell anyone.
Between December 14th and January 18th we had 4 ultrasounds and tons of doctor visits. Most pregnant women don’t get to have an ultrasound in the 1st trimester so it was neat that we got to watch the baby grow from nothing to the little alien it is today.
The 1st ultrasound was to determine how far along I was. As Jamie and I watched the screen all we saw was a black hole. It turned out that I was only 4 weeks and at that stage you can’t see anything.
The 2nd ultrasound was on December 26th. The heartbeat was 122 and they gave me a due date of 8/18/08.
At the 3rd ultrasound the baby was much bigger. The heartbeat was 173 and we were able to see the head and tiny toes. It was during this appointment that we found out that I had a small hemorrhage. The doctor said there was nothing to worry about. I did my best not to worry, but how can I not considering what we had already been through.
The 4th and last ultrasound we have had so far was due to stomach pain. Because of the hemorrhage, my doctor wanted to make sure the baby was ok. It turned out the baby was great. The heartbeat was 170 and she could barely see the hemorrhage. My doctor said that I was probably having growing pains. Growing pains – if that was growing pains then I am in for a rude awaking during birth.