Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Big Day ..Our First Prenatal Visit ..PICS

Today is Wednesday, April 15, 2009. Hope everyone got their taxes done!

8:00 a.m. -

It is the day of our first prenatal exam! We are both sooo excited and anxious at the same time! We really really really are anticipating the heartbeat. Pray..Pray..Pray.

The appointment is at 3:00. We have to be there at 2:30 to fill out new OB paperwork, which means that I have to leave work at 1:30 to meet up with Jonathan and head out to the doctors' office! YEAH!!!

I will continue the blog after the visit!


8:00 p.m. -

One of the most blessed moments of our lives was this visit. We arrived at the doctor's office 30 minutes early so that we could fill out new OB paperwork. When we arrived, though, we were told that there was no paperwork to be filled out. Ugh. But, they were slow, so they were able to get me in quickly.

We went back and had a quick urine test and then proceeded to the room to have the preliminary SLEW of questions regarding my past medical history. I didn't have to go through the normal first physical exam since I had had one a month earlier. We received a fun bag of stuff, including a journal, a travel diaper system and a bunch of books and literature.

Next, was the wait for the sonogram room.....

Then it was our turn.

We went in there and while we had a moment alone waiting on our doctor, we said a prayer. A prayer for health, for peace and for patience. We then had a vaginal ultrasound (which has to be done at this early stage). And there Baby Melugin was..... - only .34 cm. I had posted that I thought that I was maybe at 8 weeks based on my dates, but I am only at 6 weeks. No worries....Even then, we were able to see and HEAR the heartbeat a strong 117.9 beats per minute. Not bad for only being 6 weeks along! YEAH!!!!

Jonathan and I were both in tears. God has blessed us with a little miracle!!!

And here he / she is:




This is the measurement picture....it is the little spec in that black void







Here is the baby in the bottom left side of the void (uterus).










Here is the heartbeat - 117.9 beats per minute




We are so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so excited for the new addition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please keep us in your prayers. We pray for a healthy pregnancy, a healthy baby and a healthy mommy & daddy.

OK - 6 weeks along .... our baby is the size of a lentil bean:



Or a sweet pea - however you want to look at it :)
This week's major developments:


* The nose, mouth, and ears are beginning to take shape

* Baby's eyes and nostrils and emerging ears are starting to form

* Arm and leg buds are beginning to protrude

* Heart is beating about 100 to 160 times a minute


My belly (or lack of one at this point) at 6 weeks along with our little angel:



YEAH!!!!!!!!! PRAISE GOD!

6 comments:

Coleman Family said...

Congrats Melanie.. I pray that everything goes well. Good luck with the pregnancy, you'll be a great mom!

Sarah said...

Yay, congrats, Adrian and Lucas will finally have a cousin on this side of the family :D I'm so excited for you and can [obviously] tell you guys are!
I know you're getting all kinds of advice from baby books and more experienced moms, so my only two cents I'll add is to invest in a good body pillow because when you get to the point where the only way you're comfortable sleeping is on your side, the body pillow is a great lifesaver for relieving some of the gravitational weight from your belly!

heather said...

Congrats! I'm so excited for you!
(So this explains the orange juice at Starbucks . . .)

Dustin & Kate said...

Congratulations! Dustin and I are very happy for you. A baby is such a blessing! :)

Hoping and Praying said...

Congratulations! We are so happy for you and Jonathan. Have a happy and healthy 9 months.

Karlie said...

When I was pregnant it was very hard to sleep in any position. They say that sleeping on the left side is the best. The only way I could manage that was to get a body pillow. It was great and was able to stay on the side. Then I would tuck the bottom end of the pillow between my knees.