Thursday, February 23, 2006

2nd Doctor Appointment

Well, we just got back from our second appointment!  For the first time, we heard our baby’s heart beat!  At 144 beats per minute, it is perfect for 12 weeks.  Of course our next question was, “So, do you hear one or two heartbeats?”  The doctor then explained that you can only ever hear one heartbeat at a time, but he’s pretty certain that we will just have one baby in September.

At the second appointment, they normally draw blood for tests, but our good doctor decided to wait until Susan is feeling a bit better.  It was reassuring to hear the doctor say that "the sicker you are, the healthier the baby."  We're still pretty sure that's just an old wives tale, but it felt good nonetheless.

All along, Susan has been very strong, in spite of being sick.  We heard today that she has been sicker than most.  Luckily, the scientists have developed a shot that helps 80% of women who have severe morning sickness.  The main ingredients are vitamins B6 and B12.  We hope that this will help with the morning sickness. 

Whether it helps or not, morning sickness normally goes away between 12-14 weeks.  Today, is 12 weeks and 2 days.  So, the end is (hopefully) in sight….

Please keep Susan and our baby in your prayers.

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