That said, Tedd & I decided that we'd like to forego any early ultrasounds to avoid any theoretical risks that may be involved, and boy has it been a long wait! I sooo badly want to hear this baby's heartbeat and it's been such a temptation because there's a small clinic, literally across the street from us, where they do really cheap ultrasounds. But, we've decided to hold out and wait to listen to the heartbeat with a Doppler at our first prenatal appointment, and finally, finally, that day is approaching!
I've also been waiting awhile before making any public updates with the pregnancy; I personally felt like it would be wiser for me to just wait to hear the heartbeat first. That's been hard too!
But now that I'm getting closer to the 2nd trimester, and I'm only a week away from our first appointment, I thought I'd sneak in a really quick update, for those who are interested...
1st Prenatal Appointment:
details: 6 days away, I'm seeing a midwife in her home clinic in AR
March 13th, 2011
details: this is an estimate, to be confirmed next week
How far along:
11weeks & 2 days!!
details: Baby's supposedly about the size of a fig & is officially a fetus!
- My 24th birthday is just 3 days away! (August 27th) Pretty sure all I want is the Chik-fil-A I've been craving for about a month and a half now!
- As a birthday gift, I get to visit my family in the States for a week & a half! I fly out this Thursday and I'm super psyched b/c my dad got a free ticket using his miles & he put me in first class! What a guy! This is my first time ever flying first class. Also very psyched b/c there are Chik-fil-A's in the USA (and none in Nicaragua)
And there you have it; a quick update. Lots of exciting things happening all at once and I'm so thankful to God that I can even say I'm 11 weeks pregnant! We're so so so thankful for this baby, who was a direct (and prompt) answer to prayer. Now we're praying for a smooth appointment and a strong little heartbeat! Can't wait!