I have had two ultrasounds so far. One at my 11 week appointment, and my other at 12 1/2 weeks. I am doing a study through IHC for first time moms. It is great because they pay you and you also get 3 extra ultrasounds during your pregnancy in addition to your doctors ultrasounds. The second ultrasound was amazing! The technician was so nice and spent so much time showing me the baby. The baby was moving so much, it wouldn't hold still for even one second. It is pretty incredible to see the baby move and to hear the heartbeat. As part of the study I had to take home a sleep monitoring machine and wear it all night. It was so uncomfortable! Look at the picture below to see what I am talking about. When I found out I was pregnant I wanted to take a belly picture every week. Well I felt so gross for a while I didn't take any pictures, so I only have one so far at 11 weeks, and one before I started showing, so I can remember my flat tummy :) I will take another picture this week and post it.
We told our parents for Mothers Day, when I was about six weeks along. We made them swear to not tell anyone, even siblings. It was so hard to keep a secret for six more weeks until I was 12 weeks along. I didn't want to tell anyone to soon, in case I had a miscarriage. I am so glad that the secret is now out, and I know a lot of people think that we are crazy for being so young, but I really don't care what people think. We know it is right for us and we are so happy! And since everyone asks me, YES it was planned. It is amazing how many people ask us that. Oh and another question that everyone is curious about is. "Are you going to finish school?" Yes, I will graduate next spring. I only have about four classes left and they are mostly independent study type classes. A Christmas baby to some people isn't ideal, but honestly it couldn't have worked out more perfect. I will be able to take my classes fall semester, have the baby over Christmas break, then finish up 2 classes in the spring. Then I will graduate! I really consider it a blessing that we got pregnant when we did, or else I would have maybe had to postpone graduating for a semester. Well there you have it, I hope that answered some questions that you had, because I know you did :)
|Just to remember my flat stomach before it gets huge! Around 6 weeks|
|Mothers Day gift to break the news to our parents!|
|The crazy sleep monitoring machine, but I did get paid to wear it overnight!|