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well, as you know from the previous post, there was no ultrasound today. ๐Ÿ™ i still had my regular checkup, which was totally boring. i am still a lb below from my first appt. so i’m still 170. bp was normal. BUT i got to hear the heartbeat! for the FIRST TIME. yeah, the other two times bean was moving too much for dr to find it. this time s/he was still avoiding the dopplar, and dr said he thought bean was face down and moving a lot. the hb was in the 150s.

How your baby’s growing: Head to bottom, your baby is approximately 5 1/2 inches long (about the length of a large sweet potato) and she weighs almost 7 ounces. She’s busy flexing her arms and legs — movements that you’ll likely start noticing more and more. Her blood vessels are visible through her thin skin and her ears are now in position and stand out from her head. Myelin (a protective covering) is beginning to form around her nerves, a process that will continue for a year after she’s born. If you’re having a girl, her uterus and Fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If your baby is a boy, his genitals are noticeable, though he may hide them from you during an ultrasound.

well that’s it for now. i have a lot to say about jeremiah but will post tomorrow or next about it. he is just so smart and precious it’s unbelievable.

Jenn

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  1. Awwwww, girlie, you have had an emotional few days, haven’t you!
    Awwwww, girlie, you have had an emotional few days, haven’t you! : ( I hope you’re feeling a bit better this evening. Your little buddy’s back home with you! : ) Isn’t it amazing how quickly we grow so used to them being with us! We hardly know what we used to do without them! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Next week will be here before you know it!

    Take care of yourself!
    Love and Hugs
    Lynn

  2. I’m glad you got to hear the heartbeat, but I am still depressed
    I’m glad you got to hear the heartbeat, but I am still depressed for you about the ultrasound. *sighs*… A week never seemed so long, huh?

    Hugs!
    Julie

  3. Okay, I have a stupid old wives’ tale question, but is a 150’s h
    Okay, I have a stupid old wives’ tale question, but is a 150’s heartbeat supposed to be boy or girl? I remember Eli’s being high for a boy, and I think it was in that range– or maybe it was 140’s. This one has been HIGH, so I’m just trying to gather data from my mommy friends as to the heartbeat rate and the gender.

    I’m so glad the little bean is healthy– and even though it seems so far away, you’ll still know by this time next week, right? That’s good, at least. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Man, I wish I was smaller than my first appointment weight… not to wish any harm on little Newbie, but it would definitely be a nice change to weight LESS instead of more. Heh.

    Big hugs!

  4. I’m sorry there wasn’t an ultrasound.
    I’m sorry there wasn’t an ultrasound. Look at it like this. Your bean will be a week bigger when you do see him/her so there will be more to see!

  5. I’ve heard that high heartbeats indicate girls as well…
    I’ve heard that high heartbeats indicate girls as well… Hmmm. Worth thinking about.

  6. YAY! for hearing the heartbeat finally.
    YAY! for hearing the heartbeat finally. The anaology to the large sweet potato is too funny.

  7. i’m glad to hear baby bean is so healthy and active! i’m still d
    i’m glad to hear baby bean is so healthy and active! i’m still dead set on it being a boy! ๐Ÿ˜›
    i can’t wait till the 15th! hugs!
    <3jen&adriana

  8. I am glad both of your babies are doing well.
    I am glad both of your babies are doing well. And I had to catch myself, lol.. I almost said both of your baby boys! LOL! What was that?

  9. Glad to hear you, Jeremiah and Bean are well.
    Glad to hear you, Jeremiah and Bean are well. How is Jerry? Know I’m praying for you!

  10. I am so sorry about the ultrasound.. I know how you feel.. when
    I am so sorry about the ultrasound.. I know how you feel.. when I was pregnant with Emily.. my doctor retired 2 weeks before my ultrasound.. and when I switched doctors I had to wait another month after that to get it.. It felt like an eternity.. Just think not much longer now.. and you will finially get to see the little bean ๐Ÿ™‚
    So cool you got to hear the heartbeat now though.. that’s always so precious..
    Wishing you a good weekend.. and hope the time flies until your ultrasound..

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