Here are the Ultrasound photos at 8 weeks. On the second image, you can see the brain cavity. On both images, the head is on the right. The baby measured about 18 mm long at this time. Now, the baby should measured almost 1 inch long (25.4 mm) at 9 1/2 weeks.
We went to our first doctor's appointment September 18th. The doctor said that everything looks great so far. The heart was beating 174 times per minute. We saw the baby's leg paddle move during the ultrasound. The technician said it looks like the baby came from the right ovary. I thought it was weird that they could tell. The due date is April 30th, 2009 -- which I think is pretty perfect.
My belly is getting slightly bigger. I have gained 4 pounds so far which I am slightly concerned about only because the books say 1-4 pounds for the entire first trimester. We will see how that turns out. It helped to go online and see other ladies' bellies at this stage -- some of them had pouches too. I haven't been sick, and I have been very hungry.
My next doctor's visit is October 15th. One good thing the doctor said is that I don't have to get undress again until the 7 month visit. I will have my next ultrasound at 20 weeks.
Currently, I am thinking bright colors for the nursery. I have always loved the bright colors you often find on toys, but so far, I haven't had luck finding anything I really like. I am looking for something with teal, and bright pinks, oranges, reds -- maybe some black and white mixed in.
Our second baby is soon to be here. Our first baby is Miles Connor Wolfson. He was delivered April 28th, 2009 at 10:28 pm. Our second baby will be a girl named Alaina Estelle Wolfson. She is due Jan 6th, 2011.
We were married April 22, 2006. We found out we were expecting on August 21st -- the day before Lisa's 31st birthday. We are both electrical engineers working for separate companies in Huntsville, AL. The due date is April 30th, 2009.