Teresha: I am starting to feel better as I approach the end of my first trimester. No more queasiness or tiredness. By week 11, I feel more normal. We start planning how we are going to tell our family and friends about our pregnancy. Of course, we are going to call our immediate family, but we are making a video to share the news with our friends. It's going to be so cute (and corny!). We go see Dr. Foxworth on February 6 for our 3-month check-up. We discuss genetic testing, breastfeeding v. formula, birthing classes, etc... Then she uses a doppler to listen for the heartbeat. She is scanning the surface of my belly, and I see the look on her face change from curious to concern. My own heart starts beating so fast and loud that the mointor picks it up. So, for a moment, I am relieved thinking I am hearing the baby until she says,"that's you." I start to panic, but the doctor calmly directs us to the more sensitive ultrasound machine. Our baby pops up on the screen just waving its arms and kicking its legs. I cry tears of joy and relief. I guess I just had my first mommy scare. Oh, the drama!
Damon: So we had a little scare yesterday. The doctore used the doppler (like the doppler weather radar) to listen for the baby's heartbeat. I could tell something was not right - it took a bit too long. The doctor could not find the heartbeat. I was not too worried, but I was concerned. We popped into the next room and the doc used the ultrasound - and there was BABY! Waving and kicking - it just made it sooo real - you could see the head, hands and feet. So although we had a little stress - it was worth it. I think the munchkin just wanted to say hi - so baby hid from the doppler - how mischevious! : )