Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Outside, Looking In!

Today was a huge milestone for us. The tenth week. We have never been "this pregnant" before.

This is a picture of what we saw. . .


We were the last appointment of the day, so our fabulous ultrasound technician gave us a lot of time looking at the baby. In the above picture, we are still using the transvaginal ultrasound and the head is to the right. You can see arms and legs, although not nearly as clearly as you could on the actual ultrasound - where our Sweet Little One was putting on another performance, this time, with his or her torso joining in. It was hard to get a face or hand/arm shot, because apparently, the baby likes to tuck its hands up by its face. Which of course, we thought was just too precious.

The next picture is another big deal for me. After a long and lingering look through the transvaginal camera, she surprised us by spreading warm goo on my tummy and letting us have an external ultrasound peek. This way, we can see the profile a lot more clearly. In this shot, the baby's head is also to the right, and that little white "peak" is the nose!

After we had a long print out of pictures (she gave us EIGHT) and the CD with twelve more glamour shots, the doctor came in to assure us that all looks great. The heartbeat was a tad bit slower today, but at 164 beats per minute, it is still higher on the range of normal and nothing to be worried about. The baby was also measuring 10 weeks, 4 days, so still a few days ahead. I think it is the baby's way of assuring me that all is well.

I did have another scary faint today, and when we brought it up to Dr. M, she was a bit more concerned that Dr. S. While it is normal to faint, she is worried about the amount of driving and standing around that I do. She took my pulse, which was about 100 beats per minute, a bit higher than she would like to see. She decided that it would be best for me to take a few days off from work, try and take my anti-nausea medications throughout the day, keep more fluids down, and then come back in for a reassessment.

I actually have my boss working with me tomorrow and Thursday and she has flown up from California for the occasion, so I am still going to work, but she is going to drive my car and we might wrap the day up a bit earlier than usual. I am definitely going to take Friday off and see if a long weekend can help me feel a bit better. It's funny how physically lousy I feel, when emotionally, I have never felt better!





26 comments:

Geohde said...

So cute!!

xx

J

Laura said...

Beautiful pictures!!

K @ ourboxofrain said...

Congrats Katie! The pics are gorgeous!

soapchick said...

Love the pictures and I'm so happy for you and your husband!

Maria said...

WOW, I have tears in my eyes!! So beautiful and so amazing. Congrats for making it to ten weeks!! I think the baby is definitely trying to reassure you that every thing's all right.

Fertilize Me said...

YAH YAH YAH look at that beautiful lil baby!! i am sorry you are physically feeling like crap - but glad that emotionally you are doing the best!

Samantha said...

Beautiful pics!

alison said...

Ohh Katie, I think I'm in love with your cutie. How precious!

I hope you start to feel better and kick this scary fainting to the curb! :)

Searching said...

Adorable little nose! I'm so glad you and the peanut are doing so well!

Oh, and quit fainting! (Did I ever tell you I had a fainting goat? Funny story). I'm glad you are taking it easy for a few days- you deserve it!

Julie said...

Katie,

Your babe is darling! How fun to get a profile view also!

I'm glad you're going to take it easy working this week and will be taking a long weekend to get some extra rest. I hope that fainting business resolves soon!

Thanks for the shout out on your site too! It's been really nice to be going through this with you.

Take care,
Julie

Yoka said...
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Yoka said...

What a cutie!!! Great news, Katie.

Cari said...

Congrats on the great appt. and the sweet pictures. I'm so happy for you that you've made it this far, and will likely keep on trucking!!
It's giving me hope that I'll get there too...thanks,
Cari

Jen said...

Beautiful! And I'm glad you're going to take it easy for a few days. The fainting thing is definitely scary.

Adriane said...

Congrats on making it to week 10!! That is fabulous!! I am so jealous of all your pictures - they are just great. And, I'm really glad your Dr is having you rest - you probably need it. Have a relaxing next couple of days!!

Kristen said...

OMG, I love the pics! Your little one is so adorable! The first pic really reminds me of Sunshine's 10-week photo :)

Melissa said...

Perfect photos. Love them.
Take it easy on yourself, sugar-don't overdo it!
*hugs*

peesticksandstones said...

I'm so happy you got to leave with all those great pics! This is a great day indeed.

Kathy said...

Congrats on making it this far and on those awesome pictures of your sweet baby!!! I am glad you got so much time to look at him or her and got to take home some many great pics! It sounds like you are in great hands and I am glad that you are going to take some time off work and rest. So happy for you!!!

Debby said...

I love the 10 week ultrasound! They finally start to look like little baby dolls at this point and it's so fun to see...and it makes it so real! I'm so happy that you keep checking off these milestones and hope that many, many more come over the next weeks. And...it is oh so lovely to be past the vaginal probing ultrasounds and be to the belly ones. So much less of a violation.

beautycourage said...

Congratulations!!! All the best to you.

-Dot

Mrs. Piggy said...

You got so spoiled at your appointment, but what some great pictures. Congrats, I cant believe you're 10 weeks already.

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

What a cutie! Congrats on 10 weeks! :)

Optimistic said...

WOW- 10th week! Congrats on this HUGE milestone and many more! I love the pics - how awesome!!!

My Reality said...

Beautiful shots!

waitinginline said...

What beautfiul pics!!! I am so happy for you!