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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Our First Ultrasound

On June 25th, 2008, Brian and I went to a routine checkup with my OB/GYN. I was 9 weeks pregnant, and the doctor wanted to try to listen for the baby's heartbeat using a Doppler. After several minutes of trying to pick up the heartbeat, the doctor was unable to do so. He said that it was probably no big deal, but if we'd like the peace of mind we could have an ultrasound. Otherwise he would try to listen for baby's heart again in two more weeks. We told him that we'd like the ultrasound, and here is the result!

Brian and I think the picture looks more like a lima bean than a baby, but when we were able to see it live, we could make out tiny arms and legs and there was a constant flickering in the center that we were told was the heartbeat. In this picture, the head is on the left where the crosshairs are, and you can almost make out the legs on the right.

The doctor says everything looks healthy and was impressed that we were seeing baby's limbs move so much at this early stage.

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