Today Cheryl and I went for the baby’s first sonogram. Her midwife wanted to get a more accurate prediction of the due date, so we were able to get an early peek at the baby. Based on her measurements they think she’s in her 10th week of pregnancy (8th week of gestation). We finally have a due date: July 28th. We also know for sure that we’re only having one, so hopefully everyone can finally stop with the extremely annoying talk of twins.
That first glimpse is always an amazing moment. The baby was really active, so we were even able to see it kick its little legs and squirm around. You can go here to see some really cool 3-D photos of what a baby (not ours) looks like at this stage.
We were also able to hear the baby’s heartbeat for the first time, which is always a jolt back to reality. The baby’s heart rate was 174 bpm, which is apparently pretty quick. And if you put any stock into folklore it could be an indication that we’re having a girl!