Thursday, May 3, 2007

My First Pre-Natal Appointment

I had my first appointment with my midwife Kathy today. We got to hear the heart beat for the first time! It was really fast (almost 200 beats in a minute!), and I asked her if that meant the baby was a girl. She said that she doesn't like to guess just on that, because you really can't tell this early, so we'll have to wait and see! She thinks I'm further along than my LMP (last menstrual period) is telling us because the baby was higher than is should be at 13 weeks, and I'm measuring a little bigger. Sooo.... I went ahead and scheduled my ultrasound for the 8th of June, and it will tell us whether the dates are right, or if we can expect this baby sooner than expected! Oh and then we will know for sure (if the little one cooperates) whether we're having a baby boy, or a baby girl.

3 comments:

Veg said...

I cannot remember the exact numbers & I cannot find my nursing book right now, but girl heartbeats are faster than boys in the womb. I predicted Chevysgirl was having a girl because the heartbeat was so quick & I was right. At 200 beats per min, I'd bet you are having a girl. Do you have a record of prenatal heart rate from the boys?

Beth said...

Oh I can't wait for you to find out if it's a boy or a girl!! I will be crossing my fingers that the baby cooperates!!

The "Airborne" Kilgores said...

Glad to hear all is going well! You look amazing. If only I could look THAT could POST partum!