Because the pictures have started.
Thanks to a pulled muscle in my back, I ended up at the doctor's office today just to be checked.
My back was in such severe pain down by my left kidney that I called them right after lunch. The triage nurse told me to come in right away just to be seen. The Doc thought it was most likely a muscle pull, but decided to go ahead and do an ultrasound just to make sure.
Of course, Mark wasn't there (this was compeltely unexpected appointment) but we called him on my cell phone so he could hear the heart beat (an "excellent" 188 beats per minute) and the tech took our baby's first picture!
About the size of a large grape or small strawberry - our baby seems to be doing just fine! "Kidlet" was very wiggly and squirmy. "Kidlet" did not care for the poke of the ultrasound wand - every time he/she was poked to be photographed, he/she wiggled to try and get away!! In the pic, you will see him/her laying on his/her tummy. Head is over to the left, one arm is up by their face, and you can see one of the legs down on the right.
We will know more in 2 weeks when we go back for our first "official" appt to hear the heart beat, and Mark should get to see Kidlet live and in action then.
I just realized my last name is in the photo. I have no idea how to blur that out.
Now everyone can know what my long-ass-last-name is. :)
p.s. - Holy crap, I am confused.