Some background info:
-I found out I was pregnant a little over a month ago.
-No this wasn't an accident but it was a surprise. After we moved Kristian said he would be okay with us having a kid so we decided to not really try but also not try to prevent it and just see what happens at first. I was convinced it would take a long time to get pregnant but surprisingly and very thankfully it happened pretty quick. I know there are so many couples out there that try for years so I realize how lucky we are and I'm truly grateful for that.
-I'm right at 9 weeks with a due date of Dec. 26th, this was pushed up from the initial due date of Dec. 30th.
-I had my first ultrasound at 5 1/2 weeks to make sure there was a baby actually in there and we were able to see the first flickers of a heartbeat. I had my second ultrasound yesterday and it was amazing to see how much bigger the baby had gotten in just a couple weeks, it actually looks a bit like a baby now. The heartbeat was strong and the doctor said all my tests results were great. Even though I'm still in the scary first trimester he said my odds of miscarrying after two very good ultrasounds are right around 1% so he gave me the all clear to make it public. I'm still nervous and anxious to get past the first trimester but I definitely feel much better after yesterday's appointment and his words of encouragement.
-Yes we will find out the gender.
-No we won't be announcing the name prior to the birth for several reasons which I'm sure I'll talk about later.
Here are pics of the little one. Yeah it's a little weird to put pictures of my insides on the Internet. Oh well.
For those that aren't experts at looking at ultrasounds I labeled each end of the baby to help. Personally I think the kid is freaking adorable.
Here is another angle of the baby with the baby more vertical and the head at the top. Our kid has a huge head just like it's father ;)
I was going to include the post I had written a month ago about finding out but this post is already really long so I'll save that one for tomorrow. Yes the next several posts will be very baby centric. Please bare with me and I'll try not to bore you too much ;-)