[first picture of our little spud with a strong heart beat]
We had our first prenatal appointment with our nurse midwife yesterday. It was grand. I only cried once... but that was because I heard one of the sweetest sounds I've heard in my life... a precious little bounding heart beat! Oh my gosh, it's real, and I have a baby really growing inside of me...or something comma-shaped. It's unbelievable.We had a successful doppler & ultrasound. For Matt it was seeing our sweet little spud all curled up on the monitor that did it. Oh...and when our midwife referred to matt as the "dad" that about made us both gasp. He's a dad?! Crazy, when did that happen?! How did we get so old?! We think we are ready for this?! Just craziness.
I was pretty close to my "due date"comparing dates to the actual development of our fetus....so that's great. We will be having a baby in april most likely. They say April 15th...but come on. Who really knows. And it's only one spud! I know we could have handled anything that came at us, but this simplifies life a lot for us. We talked about medication-free child birth (much, much more on that later), genetic testing that we opted out of, family histories, health concerns, and then any questions. But I felt pretty prepared for this appointment (minus the emotional component) internet and all of the wonderful books out there pretty much teach us everything we need to know about these stages.
So...next appointment.... 4 weeks. I can breathe easy our little spud is growing....