We had an ultrasound at 7 weeks at our first appointment because we wanted to make sure there was really a baby in there before we went home for Christmas and told everyone. At 7 weeks, we could see the heartbeat on the ultrasound. It was a white pulsing thing inside another blob, but unbelievable none-the-less.
At 11 weeks, we got to hear the heartbeat, but were told we wouldn’t have another look at him or her until about 20 weeks.
So, we opted to do an ultrasound combined with a blood test for the first trimester screening to get an extra peek at him or her. It was amazing. You could actually see the profile. You could see the fingers, the toes, the arms, the legs, the brain!
In the photos below, the baby is seen in profile, laying down on its back with its head to the left of the photo. The last photo is of a hand, or so they said, but it could very well be a foot.
We have decided to find out the gender of the baby, and anticipate we’ll get our first chance to check for that at about 20 weeks, which will be in mid-March. We’ll share the gender, but not the name.