Monica paid the baby a visit via ultra sound again today and came home with three new pictures. You can clearly see the outline of a tiny human and can see fingers, toes, arms and legs pretty clearly. Monica said the baby wiggled and turned for her while she was running the ultra sound on herself. She’s (He’s?) about four inches long now and has working joints. She’s also “breathing” amniotic fluid to help develop the air sacs in her lungs.
We went to the doctor again today and got to listen to the baby’s heartbeat for the first time. Dr. Byrd told us that everything looks good and that we can try to determine the baby’s gender at our 18-week appointment.