We had our first appointment last Tuesday. I was sooo excited/nervous. It turned out to be totally anticlimactic. Just a basic get-ta-know you appointment. My blood was drawn, baby was measured and so forth. Coming from Rexburg I was expecting an ultrasound and maybe a sneak peak of the heartbeat since I was soo far along haha. All the clinics up there let my preggo friends get U/S as early as 6 weeks! When the Dr. told me that they only do U/S at 16-20 weeks to determine the sex, I felt totally cheated. I wanted a little black and white photo of our little bean! Anywho, we totally lucked out and Dr. ended up ordering a U/S for us two days later because he wanted to make sure everything was growing at the right pace and such. We left the office on a cloud.
Thursday came and we had our U/S. It was one of the most surreal and spiritual experiences i've ever had. Until that moment it was hard to comprehend that there was actually something growing inside me. Turns out baby Olsen was getting along just fine. Ahead of schedule a couple days even! We watched as the baby squirmed around and his little hand was fist pumping. We got to hear the heartbeat, which the technician said was really strong at 173 beats/min. I was a blubbery mess the whole time. It was such a special moment. Motherhood is such a privilege and I am grateful that David and I get to enjoy this new adventure in our lives together.
Baby Olsen's first picture!