Just got back from an appt with one of the midwives. It could not have gone any better. She was lovely and kind, answered every question. Today was the first appt listening to the heartbeat with the doppler. Kyle even took off work today just to come to hear it with me. Joel kept saying, "Going to see the baby!" on our way to the office and Kyle would correct him and he'd start repeating "Going to hear the baby!" So dear. It's totally different being pregnant with my firstborn having an understanding (somewhat) of what's going on. It's amazing.
So, the heartbeat came in loud and clear, strong at 161. And, in case you didn't know, according to wives tale, that means GIRL. My boys' heartbeats were always in the 140's. Even though we do not care what we're having (we are finding out this time), knowing that Potter's babies are usually boys and that this one could be a girl gives me some relief.
We celebrated our strong heartbeat with a trip to Quiznos. We both got the turkey, swiss, and ranch sub and I made both of our meals combos so that I could get both cheetos and a cookie. Hey, I lost a pound since my last appt, so I HAD to. ;)
We have another appt Feb. 10th and we will schedule my anatomy scan for, hopefully, two weeks later when I'm about 19 weeks along. That anatomy scan will feel like it is forever away. Every little appt, every little milestone has been a tiny mountain to climb, but that anatomy scan is the giant. I told Kyle, what's crazy is that we will know as soon as they start that ultrasound if the baby has Potter's or not. Gabriel had almost zero amniotic fluid surrounding him, so on the ultrasound that shows as almost no black surrounding baby. It will only take a glance at the screen to know.
So, please continue to pray for us as we're making our way to this point. Thanks, guys!