Thursday, June 18, 2009

13 weeks

(written 6/12/09)

I went to the doctor today, and got to see baby number two. Everything looks good, size is right on, and everything looks normal. When the sonogram first started, though, I was very scared. The baby was lying completely still and I couldn't see its heart beating on the the screen. But then a few seconds later the sonographger told me that the baby's heart rate is 140. Whew!!

I think this baby will have a very different personality than Samantha. At the 12.5 week sonogram that I had with her, she was moving all over the place, swimming around, sucking her thumb, kicking her feet, waving, just showing everything off. With this baby, the sonographer had to push on my belly quite a few times just to get the baby to move an arm or a foot. Or maybe it was just having a sleepy day...I guess we'll find out in 6 motnhs!

I have been feeling the baby move for about a week now. I thought I was crazy, it is SOOO early to be feeling the baby move. With Samantha I first felt her at about 16 weeks, and that was early to feel her! But during my exam, the doctor told me that I would feel the baby move much sooner this time than I did with Samantha. That in fact, some women can feel their second baby at 12 weeks. And that is when I started feeling this one. Guess I'm not crazy after all. :)