We had our first appointment with the doctor this afternoon and it was much quicker than the last appointment. We got right in and the doctor came in pretty quickly, too. The first thing she did was try to find the baby's heartbeat...I think we have a stubborn one on our hands because she couldn't find it! She said the baby is still pretty small and moving around a lot so that is probably why. We headed to get an ultrasound to confirm that things were okay and there the baby was moving around like crazy! No wonder she couldn't track down the heartbeat! She didn't do any measurements, but baby appeared to be normal size for 13 weeks and the heartrate was 155! And, this was my first abdominal ultrasound!! What a nice change from the vaginal type! We didn't get too great of ultrasound pictures because he/she was moving so much, but here they are:Our next appointment isn't for 4 weeks! I haven't gone that long between appointments yet, but I know that everything will be okay. We should definitely hear the heartbeat then!
And, we have our big 20 week ultrasound scheduled, too! It will be pretty amazing to see how much he/she changes between now and then. We will be able to find out the sex at this appointment, but Jason and I are still undecided if we want to. It also depends if he/she will cooperate, and I'm just not so sure on that one! :-) I'm such a planner so I'm not sure I could hold out, but I think it might be neat to wait until he/she is born, too!