This week I sent out a survey to all of my friends who recently had babies. It was the best thing I have ever done. They had amazing advise and I think it will really help us out to know exactly what we need! With that information I was able to start registering for the baby. We started registries on babiesrus.com and walmart.com. It is so much fun to shop for the baby!
I am eager to start seeing the physical changes of being pregnant. Unfortunately this week I actually lost weight. But dont worry the books say this is normal and that women should really only gain up to 5 lbs in the first trimester. This gives me a few weeks to catch up! I do think I am starting to see and feel a little bit of "growth" in my lower stomach. Or maybe I'm just full!
Today we saw the Dr. for our 9 weeks appointment. They basically just ran a bunch of screening tests, but it was nice to chat with him and stay in contact. Dr. Folkestad said that once a heartbeat is visible by ultrasound the odds of miscarriage decrease to 1 in 30. What great news. (This Dr. is really into odds ;) All is well and he says that things are just as perfect as they can be. He did use an older ultrasound machine to show us the baby again. We saw the baby moving! They are rapidly changing by the week now, however the photos off of this machine are blurry so we will not be posting them. Last weeks shot was much better. Our next appointment is in 4 weeks. He will be checking the gender at the next one. Although it will be very early (the odds of finding out the sex are 50/50 at that stage.) I am somewhat apprehensive to find out that soon, since one of my buddies had an ultrasound tech. tell her the wrong gender early on. We shall see! Up 4 pounds (I think we both are) and feeling better every day as we get closer to the end of the first trimester. I think as of today we are a quarter of the way through the pregnancy and can't wait to meet Baby Simpson in August.
We saw the baby today! Here they are! If you look at the bottom of the "D" shaped sack then you can see them. Chase says he knows its his baby because of the large head! We also saw and heard the heartbeat! Baby's heart rate is 170, which is a good thing. Also we found out that they are 8 weeks and 2 days along. What a huge relief this ultrasound was. What a blessing!