First ultrasound picture!
We’re headed to our first ultrasound doctor’s visit! Days like this one are the reason I wanted to start recording everything that happens. Each blog post comes with an accompanying video. Here is the video we recorded…
It’s so easy to forget the little things that happen in all the excitement of getting our first ever glimpse of our baby! The baby is only 6 weeks but my husband and I stayed up all night talking about our first ultrasound picture! Not a good idea when we have to wake up at 6AM!
Of course, there’s no ultrasound until I get a fashionable “fall risk” plastic bracelet. Here’s the thing… I’m actually at lower risk than the average woman because my husband will make sure that everything goes smoothly.
They need a urine sample at every visit. As someone who uses a wheelchair, I tend to not drink a whole lot to cut down the number of times I have to transfer myself in public restrooms. I can do it, but it may take me a bit longer and I tend to avoid it by not drinking a ton before I leave the house. This means I had to down a bunch of water so that I can give my sample. Problem is, a lot of water plus + morning sickness = MORE morning sickness.
I start to get nervous as we wait for the doctor to perform the ultrasound. It doesn’t help that I’m still feeling the morning sickness.
The doctor informed me that they were going to perform a vaginal ultrasound… not very fun. The baby is tiny at 6 weeks so it was the only way we could get a view of our little bun in the oven. Here is the very first picture of our little baby!
Our first baby ultrasound picture!
As I look at our baby for the first time EVER, I’m filled with so many different emotions. I see the baby is so small that I hesitate to call it a baby… more like a promise of a future baby made by the present. As my body is changing to create a safe place for my baby, I start to wonder what every mom-to-be wonders. Will it be a girl or boy? Will she have my eyes? Personality? Then some “other” thoughts try and creep into my head. Negative thoughts that I don’t allow to take over this beautiful day. Deep in the back of my mind I wonder if my baby will be healthy. Even a woman without disabilities can have something go wrong. Will my body be able to create a safe place for my baby? These types of thoughts are there, but I silence them. I don’t let them dominate this beautiful and wonderful day. The day we see our first baby picture!
Grandma meets baby
I know it’s early but I’m super excited that everything is going well with my pregnancy. I don’t have a very large family and I wanted to share the good news and the baby’s first glamour shot, so I visited my grandmother. She was happy for me and excited about having a new addition to the family!
That’s it for our very first step in a very long journey. Thank you for coming along with me as I give this whole “mom” thing a shot.