Feb 20, 2010  •  In Pregnancy

New Due Date

We had our first appointment with my OB this morning, and everything looks perfect.

That’s our baby — the squiggly thing that looks like a seahorse. The circle to the left of it is the yolk sac, which provides nutrients for the baby until the placenta is fully formed. We were even able to see the tiny line connecting the baby to the yolk sac, but it isn’t visible in this picture.

The heartbeat is strong and regular, and the doctor said that there is no need to worry at all at this point.

The OB did give us a new due date: October 4. I know most first pregnancies go past the 40-week mark, but I kinda wish the baby would arrive a bit early since we already have two October birthdays in my family (my mother and sister). At the same time, I’d still be happy if the baby were to arrive 2 weeks late — just as long as it is healthy!

The doctor is having us come in every two weeks instead of four because I am super-nervous and paranoid. Our next appointment is March 5th…I can’t wait!

2 Responses to “New Due Date”

  1. I’m so, so, so happy for you! Your baby is due on our wedding anniversary, too!

    "Hello, baby seahorse!"
    *waves*

    At least you can tell which part is your baby on your early ultrasound – mine looks like a smily faced blob – but I think it’s a yolk sac with a baby behind it! :)

  2. That’s my wedding anniversary! YAY! It’s a good date – I’ll vouch for that. ;)

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