Today our new nephew, and our little one''s cousin, was born! Dawson William White entered the world at 1:31 p.m. weighing 7 lbs. 12 oz. He joins big brother Haden who is almost 15 months old! We are super excited to be going to see the White clan in Tampa, Florida, in two weeks!
Today was our 10 week appointment, our first OB appointment! There are four doctors in the practice who deliver babies. All are women and all have similar philosophies on childbirth. Jennifer will meet with her doctor for the majority of the appointments, but the doctor on call the day she goes into labor will be the doctor who delivers our baby. So, we will get the opportunity to meet all the doctors in the practice before our little one arrives.
In other news, we heard the heart beat for the first time at our appointment! It was loud and strong at 167 beats per minute!
Our 14 week appointment is scheduled for April 5, and our 18 week appointment is scheduled for May 4. On May 4 we will also have our full fetal scan, which will tell us many things, one of which is the gender of the baby! That is, if the baby cooperates and doesn''t cross his/her legs.
Today we had our second ultrasound, and we were able to see our baby''s heart beating! It was truly unbelievable! The heart was beating 180 times per minute, which is normal for this stage of pregnancy. You can see a photo in the ultrasound album, but the quality is not so good as the first ultrasound photo. If you look closely you will see two yellow arrow points. The arrow on the far right is pointing at the baby''s head, and the arrow and the far left is pointing at the baby''s bottom. You can also see one foot sticking up in the air.
Based on the last ultrasound the gestational age is 8.4 weeks. However, the size of the baby suggested 8.7 weeks. This is a very small discrepancy, but if the trend continues, the baby will be a big one! However, this is to be expected, since big babies run in the family.
Jennifer has her nursing consult on March 2nd and her first OB appointment is on March 7th. We will let you know how the appointments go!