October 2, 2011... This is going to be a great day, because Baby Hardesty is due! Yes, it's true - We are expecting! However, since we are only telling our family and dearest friends, please do not share this information just yet. We are not ready to tell the world, at least not until we are out of the first trimester.
My first ultrasound appointment was on February 7th at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. I was 6 weeks along and we actually saw the heartbeat that day! A couple of days later I received a phone call from the nurse and she told me that Dr. Glass (the "back-up" doctor since Dr. Hugge is on maternity leave) would like me to come back for a follow-up ultrasound... "given my history".
So today, Feb. 17th, I had my follow-up appointment. Baby Hardesty is now 7 weeks 4 days, and is measuring a day ahead of schedule! We saw/listened to the heartbeat again and it was so much stronger than it was at our first appointment. This time it was 160 beats per minute. This is great news, because they want it to be between 110-180. We're at the higher end of the scale and we couldn't be happier!
Here is a preview of what we saw today:
P.S. The head is at the bottom of the black circle and the butt/legs are pointing towards to top.