Saturday, December 05, 2009

1st pics of Thing Thornington!

We had our first ultrasound yesterday.. exciting!

I waddled in there, desperately trying not to sneeze or laugh for fear of peeing my pants.

And then I was told I was "definitely overbloated" and had to empty about half of my bladder before we could see anything clearly. I was only too happy to oblige :)

The best was seeing the heart beating, a bit like a strobe light: bright, strong and fast. Recorded at about 179 beats per minute, this is a healthy rate for a 9 week 5 day old fetus.

Matt's first reaction to the arm and leg buds frantically waving and kicking: "Hard to see on the still image but we got to see the leg buds moving strongly, I sense a great soccer/football player in the making and just as the technician was about to turn off the scanner the arm buds gave us a wave, seeming to say, "See you in July!", or maybe "Come on England!"

Due date was confirmed as July 4, 2010, and as I'm reminded everyday by my hubby, still perfectly in good time between the semi-finals and finals of the World Cup. Thank goodness for that!