Saturday, September 24, 2011

First Trimester Screening

Yesterday, September 23rd was the end to our first trimester. At 12 weeks we went in for our second ultrasound and to test for any chromosomal disorders. We were lucky to have Grandma and Grandpa Drew in town to share the moment with us.

When the ultrasound began it was amazing to see the development since our last appointment. The baby went from 0.6 cm to 13.6 cm in just over a month! The images the technician was pulling up were in 2D, 3D, and 4D... crazy to see how much technology was able to show us. We were also very lucky to the baby moving inside, the doctor said we had a mover! The baby moved up, down, and even had hiccups!

The chromosomal testing were also very positive. Testing the lining behind the baby's neck showed a very small likelihood of any chromosomal problems. All we both want is a very healthy baby!

And lastly, the sex of the baby! The technician asked if we wanted her opinion and of course we said yes. She said, "I think its a girl!" She did explain she wasn't 100% sure, but that was her belief. Then at the end the doctor came in to take some final images. We asked again the odds of the baby being a girl... 60/40? 70/30? She looked at us and said, "It's a girl!" We are excited to have this great news, and in another month we will be able to tell 100% if it really is a girl!

Here are some of the images of Baby Stoebe at 12 weeks!...

Monday, September 19, 2011

11 weeks!

Friday, September 16 marked eleven weeks! Here is the baby's progress so far...

This upcoming Friday the 23rd will be the end to our first trimester. We have another doctor's appointment for testing and our second ultrasound!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Puppy Guarding

Since the pregnancy began we have seen changes in our puppy Charlie. He has always been a momma's boy, but now every night he has been guarding the baby! His puppy body laying across mom's legs and stomach.

You always hear that animals can sense these things and we are seeing it firsthand. Glad we have another protector! 

Another visit to the doctor!

On Friday, September 2nd at the 9 week mark we had another doctors visit. We thought it was just for a checkup and more blood work, but to our surprise, no blood work! Instead we got our results from our last visit which were all positive. We were also able to get all of our questions answered, questions which had been on our minds for weeks!

We are scheduled to do our second ultrasound which will be at 12 weeks. The both of us have been dying to see just how big our baby is! All we know is that the baby is the size of a prune, the uterus is now the size of a grapefruit, and all vital organs are in place.

Hopefully we will be able to share our next ultrasound photos within the next week!