Today marks the end of the 1st Trimester!!! Yahoo! It also was the day we got to hear that sweet little sound.....our baby's heartbeat.
Even though you see that little heartbeat in the first ultrasound, it's still such a huge relief when you can actually hear it. It was a strong 162 bpm. So fast!!! This had to be one of the longest appointments I've ever had. Why? Because this little one was trying to be funny. Today we were doing the ultrasound to determine any chromosome problems. Well, the sono tech tried and tried to get the baby in the correct position and she just couldn't do it. I layed on both of my sides, still nothing. I stood up, walked around, did toe touches and still nothing. The little booger still wouldn't give us a profile picture. He/she seemingly just kept looking at us, smiling, and waving. LOL Finally, I just went on to my appointment which was quick and fast. We then went back to the ultrasound room once again to see if she could get the picture. After about 15 minutes of moving and pushing we finally got the picture she needed. Then it was time for blood work. The normal lab lady (who is fabulous) wasn't there so the nurses were having to do all the work. After 4 pokes and rooting around in my arm, they finally got 4 things of blood. Nick said he was beginning to wonder if I was actually giving blood or having surgery. lol
With all that said and done, I would have let them poke me 10 times if that meant hearing that little heartbeat. We are always amazed at the ultrasounds and just how amazing they are. Baby Cowan #2 was very active today. Turning flips, waving, kicking. Let's just hope he/she cooperates a little better when it's time for the gender testing. :)