Friday, November 21, 2008
I completed my first trimester in the middle of November, and went back to the doctor for my 12 week appointment. Brian came too, and we got to hear the baby's heartbeat for the first time. It was amazing! Here is a picture of me at 12 weeks. I'm not really showing yet, but if I stick out my stomach and hold my shirt a certain way, you might be able to see a little belly ;o) Don't mind the fact that this was taken early in the morning and I'm not quite awake yet.
I went to the doctor on October 15th to verify that we were indeed pregnant, and received my first ultrasound. I didn't realize how nervous I was until that morning when I woke up and couldn't eat anything. Thankfully everything was great, and the doctor told us we had a healthy, happy baby growing. We got the see the heartbeat fluttering on the ultrasound. Here is the first view we have of Baby Foster. It's a bit like a blob, but apparently the head is on the right side and you can make out some legs and arm buds. Oh, and the other circle is NOT another baby. It's just the yolk sac.
On September 11th I decided to take a pregnancy test because I hadn't been feeling well the past few days. Brian was heading to New York that evening for a bachelor party, and even though it was 5 days early I decided to go ahead and take the test because I knew I couldn't wait all weekend. At first I thought the test was negative, but after a second glance I noticed another line appearing. It was faint, but it was definitely there. I waited on the front porch for Brian to get home, and as he pulled into the driveway I ran to tell him the good news. Then we decided it was necessary to verify with another test, so I took one of the digital ones that actually spells it out for you. Sure enough, the word pregnant appeared! We felt that was pretty conclusive. Here are pictures of the first and second test. You can tell that we are really excited, since I am holding the pregnancy test upside down :o) We actually sent the picture of the two of us to our parents in a frame to tell them that we were pregnant!