First Ultrasound And Baby Pictures

Last week we went to our first doctor's appointment! I must admit to being a bit nervous before the ultrasound - I wanted to hear a nice strong heartbeat and see my baby.

I wasn't too worried, because I've had several pregnancy symptoms over the past several weeks - food aversions, light nausea, indigestion, a nice little pooch, and a crazy sense of smell. But it still didn't really feel "real" yet.



This is a picture of moi on a particularly nauseous evening - that's my emergency throw-up bowl on my head. Derek saw me sitting there like that and thought it was funny.

So we went to the doctor and got our first ultrasound. They wouldn't let me see until after they had done all the measurements, but finally they turned the screen, and I saw our sweet baby!



Our little Cinnamon Bear!

I think maybe it's just my imagination, but I feel like I can see the little face and the baby's legs all curled up in that picture. What do you think?

It was so beautiful. I think the baby must have been sleeping, because he/she wasn't moving around alot, but we could see the little heart valves fluttering!

And then they let us hear the heartbeat. I had heard that the heartbeat just sounds like a "swishing" sound on the ultrasound, but that was not the case with our little one - it sounds more like a "thwomp, thwomp, thwomp". Nice and strong! The tech was very happy with the strength of the heartbeat.



A good heartbeat.

Of course, because I had been following everything ver closely, I knew I was around 9 weeks 4 days, and low and behold, the ultrasound proved me right!

But I was very pleased, because actually the baby is measuring a day or two big of how far along I knw I was! I was praying that if there was a difference in measurements, it would err on the side of big - and it did! So we have a nice, big, strong baby!

Here's a couple pictures of me and Derek on the day of our appointment - there's a definite lack of glamor on my part - the whole doctor's visit really wore me out, so I just threw on some comfortable clothes and didn't bother to fix my make-up after I washed my face. But I still like the pictures!



Me and the Munchkin!



Our first family picture!

And here's the belly pictures I have so far (because I have to chronicle these things for future generations). I think you can definitely tell a difference between the first ones and the last one. That's because my uterus is really growing - I can feel it externally, and I can tell it's getting bigger! So it's pushing my intestines up and out - I'm definitely a little thicker around the middle now.





Week 4 (Hard to see - We've gotten better since then!)



Week 6



Week 8





Week 10

In that last picture, the size of the baby in the picture I'm holding is the actual size of the baby this week! It's so big - relatively, I guess. I'm amazed at the size, because I remember thinking about how the baby was the size of a grain of rice when we first found out. It's cool to think that my baby is actually that size right now and snuggled there in my belly!



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Claire said...

Isn't it so amazing to get that first glimpse of the little treasure who you will one day (soon!) know so well?! Your own sweet miracle nestled inside your body :) It's such a beautiful experience! You look great! And don't get a toooo expensive bra yet... you'll be buying even bigger ones in the coming months ;) I always buy the ones from the sale rack when I'm preggo because they only last a month or so before I need a new size!When I was pregnant with my first, I actually had one of my bra's RIP off of me in the middle of a restaurant only 2 weeks after I'd bought it!!!! CRAZY!!!!!!! hahaha You'll come out of it all with some GRRRREAAT stories! heehee

The Brownd's said...

Congratulations Callie! How exciting for you and your husband to be starting your family! I wish you a happy and beautiful pregnancy! Have a great week!

Anna Baur said...

Congrats!! That is so wonderful! I'm really happy for you guys. And I love "the first family picture" :) Very cute

Rebecca Louise. said...

I'm just so pleased for you and that everything went perfectly. Are you going to find out the sex or have a surprise cinnamon bear?!

Anne said...

Precious pictures! Love them :)

Chloƫ said...

love the pictures! so glad to hear it's a nice & healthy baby :]

and ps. I JUST got your letters yesterday! we had been waiting to get our mailbox keys for over a week, so who knows how long it was sitting there!

Anna said...

Ultrasounds are so exciting!

You look great, Callie!

Kelley said...

Oh my goodness what sweet pictures! I am now using the FAM method because we hope to get pregnant in the next several months. I love how well you knew your body and once mine gets back to normal I hope I can know mine that well!

Again I am so excited for you! I know that this was a long journey for you both and am so happy that this little baby is healthy and strong!

Lauren said...

So glad your appt went well! Love the belly bump pics!

Rachel and John said...

Oh Callie! I'm so happy for you. That's pretty cool that the picture of your baby is life sized!
I would like to ask for a post on how to properly monitor your fertility signs. I chart as well but sometimes I'm not sure if I'm doing it right.

Bailey Ann said...

Congratulations! So exciting that you have a beautiful, healthy baby on the way!

Brittney Galloway said...

You look great! And yay for a healthy baby! So excited for ya'll! Also wondering, will you continue to take your picture outside in the winter? That could be interesting!

Natalie said...

that is interesting that you can feel your ovulation pain--i can too. i don't know many other people who can. people always think i'm crazy or wrong as well but i know that's what it is because of its timing!
baby looks adorable already : )

Ashley said...

OMG I am so excited for you!!! I had no idea and when I read the title i freaked (in a good way)! I am praying for you :) I can't tell you how thrilled I am that God is blessing both of you with this wonderful gift..I can't wait to hear more :)

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

LOVE it! Have you tried Calmacid for the nausea? It's a health supplement made by a company called Melaleuca and its calcium and ginger chewable tablets that calms the acid in your stomach. I carry a container around constantly in my purse and it was a life-saver when I lived with a constant upset stomach for a year or two. I love all the pictures, you can definitely see a small adorable little bump starting to form. I know they will give us grief about the baby's due date when I get pregnant as I ovulate later than the day 14 mark. At least I'll know why if they inform me that the baby is on the small size!

Hannah said...

FUN!!! what great ultrasound pictures! When we went for our first one she looked like a little blob haha a really little blob. congrats again!

Anonymous said...

Yay for your appointment going great! Love the baby pic and the belly pics! You'll find that the baby's heartbeat will sound differently sometimes. I've been told it has the do with the baby's position and if he/she has been active or sleeping. Sometimes it's a swoosh and sometimes it will sound like a herd of running horses! :)

Julie S. said...

Aww! :) Cute pictures! Can't wait to share in your journey!

Felicia said...

Love the bucket on your head, hon!! Super hot :D

The baby's looking good!!

Brittany Ann said...

It definitely looks like a little one! It's not your imagination!

christi @ grey umbrella said...

i am SO excited for you guys! you look great!

Casa Cannon said...

fun pictures!!

AmyK said...

I love the look on Derek's face--he looks so proud! He should be! He'll make a great daddy, and you'll make a great mama!

Jenene said...

Aw, I love your ultrasound picture! I didn't realize they captured the baby so early! I only ever see ultrasound pictures of babies 4 months along or so.

And you're funny with your barf bowl on your head. Hope you haven't had to use it yet!

And you're right, there is a difference with the last picture. You're actually showing a tiny little bit. So cute!

Amber Hansen said...

Oh, too cute! Love the progressive pictures. Keep them coming. So fun! :)

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