Friday, September 12, 2008

Sonogram Pictures!



Sonogram pictures at 7 1/2 Weeks! - Due Date: April 16, 2009

These photos were taken on September 2nd at our first appointment. After all the questions and paper work I was anxious to get to the sonogram part. It was amazing to watch the baby move and see his/her heartbeat. The technician was very friendly and showed us the blood flow from my body through the umbilical cord into the baby. They have a button that they push and shows the blood pumping through the babies body in red/blue. It was amazing! Here is a picture to give you an idea.
I was also anxious to get my blood work back to make sure everything was fine. I got a call last week and my nurse said everything looked wonderful except my thyroid was a little off. It was not producing like it should, but was only off slightly. She said I have what is called "hypo thyroid" that can be brought upon by pregnancy or may have been something I've had for a while that was just never detected. After looking into the symptoms I have a feeling this is something I had before I was pregnant. One of the symptoms is always feeling fatigued or tired. For anyone who knows me, knows I always take naps and sleep for long periods of time. After just a few days of taking my thyroid medicine I feel great! I have so much more energy and am so thankful this was discovered and can be treated.

Many friends and family have been calling to check on us during hurricane Ike. My school was closed today. Ike is due to make land fall this evening. The winds have been very strong all day and have continued to pick up through the evening. I'm not sure what we will see tonight or tomorrow.

3 comments:

Chrys and Mike said...

yay! what a beautiful little peanut! i'm so excited for you.

praying you are safe and dry this weekend.

love you,
chrys

Rachel said...

So glad you posted the pictures! I cannot wait to see more! Be careful this weekend. Praying for yall!

Rachel

The Johnson's said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you Nicole. It is truly a blessing when God gives us the most precious gift of all. I pray that you have an enjoyable pregnancy and for the health of you and your new baby!

Many Blessings,
Alyssa