We went today to hear the heartbeat. It was a little scary at first because my doctor used that thing that goes on your stomach to get the heartbeat and she couldn't find one. She kept saying "now - don't freak out" and I was trying really hard not to. My sweet friend, Catherine, had given me the wonderful verse "He who began a good work in you - will be faithful to complete it" (Phil 1:6) and I have repeated that over and over for the last two weeks. (Actually I kept singing that old Steve Green song - does anyone know what I'm talking about?)
So we moved into an ultrasound room and I was scared to death until I saw this pop up on the screen:
And there is our sweet little baby. It's upside down so the head is at the bottom and the body is at the top. We could see the heartbeat. We didn't get to hear it but this was so much better. I asked my doctor (who told me I could call her by her first name - ha!) what the heartbeat was and she said around 150 - and she said if I was thinking girl I might be right. :-) But it could just as well be a boy and we will be thrilled either way! I cried so hard when I saw this on the screen.
My due date is actually a day earlier (when I thought it should be) - so it's January 12th!
After my appointment - I headed to a lunch shower for a girl in my office. She is having a baby boy at the end of July. I got the petit fours - little rattles and booties!
We had a nice lunch and she got some cute things.
Yesterday, I got home to find a package from Heather. She sent me a journal, a cute notepad and a really neat book. She also sent me a "faith" ornament and a lovely card. Thank you soooooo much Heather! That was EXTREMELY thoughtful!!!!!! I love everything!